Well, it’s not Christmas without Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
I have come up with this version and I’ve given it to hubby to take to work to see what they all think.
So let’s begin
300g digestive biscuits smashed up with a rolling pin in a large food bag or a clean tea towel or food processor works a treat.
150g butter melted
300ml double cream
600g Philadelphia cheese
150g caster sugar
1 orange zest and juice
I whole Terry’s chocolate orange melted in the microwave on short bursts.
I find this topping ingredient makes enough for two cheesecakes So well worth it.
1 Terrys chocolate orange
Mix the melted butter with the crushed digestive biscuits and place into a tin 20cm I use a silicone one or a self-releasing tin as its easy to peel away then pack the butter biscuit mix into the bottom of your tin and flatten with the back of a metal spoon to level out. Then chill in the fridge for an hour
TIP If you’re using a tin grease it with some butter then place cling film around it will make the cheesecake come out easier.
Now you can get on with the topping, Place the cream cheese, sugar, orange zest, and juice into a bowl and give it a good stir so it is all mixed together,
Place to one side and in a clean bowl whip up your double cream until soft peaks, then melt the whole Terrys chocolate orange either short bursts in the microwave or use a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
Fold the cream and chocolate into the cheese mixture until all is combined.
Now you can get your biscuit base out of the fridge and spoon the cheese cream mixture onto the biscuit base and spread out evenly, then place it back in the fridge to chill for a further hour this can be made in the morning for an evening meal. Left overnight is perfect.
To decorate Must be done once the cheesecake has set firm. Use the segments of the second Terrys chocolate orange and evenly spread around the top, Melt the leftover segments and drizzle over the cheesecake.
And there you have My Christmas chocolate orange cheesecake.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Love Claire Xx