Friday, 21 June 2013

Nutella + Cheesecake

Eating Nutella with a spoon out of the jar is a secret pleasure that I'm sure most of us share. It doesn't get much better than snuggling up in your pj's, on the couch, preferably by a cosy wood fire, with a cup of tea and a jar of Nutella. 

I have found a recipe that allows all of this to happen minus the embarrassment of being caught with a jar in hand and spoon in mouth. This recipe comes from Thank you SO much Ewa for this gem!

This is such an easy recipe and requires no baking at all, so perfect for all the non-bakers. Feel free to use a store bought crust (even easier!). The perfect dessert, rich and decadent. 

Here is the recipe -


250g graham crackers of digestive biscuits
7 tbsp salted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
500g cream cheese, room temp
100g icing sugar/confectioners sugar
371g jar of Nutella
1/2 cup of heavy cream

- In a food processor pulsate the crackers until fine and crumbly, add the melted butter and allow to mix thoroughly.
- Press the crust mixture into a springform cake tin (8") to create an even layer. Chill in fridge.
- Beat the cream cheese with the icing sugar and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the jar of Nutella and combine.
- Slowly add the cream until mixture looks shiny and mousse-like.
- Dollop into prepared crust and top with your choice of decoration, I used crushed chocolate biscuits, other ideas could be chocolate, hazelnuts or desiccated coconut. 
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Eat, Enjoy.
Melanie xo