peanut cheescake

    peanut cheescake

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    About this recipe: This irresistible cheesecake is the perfect indulgence for peanut butter fans. Freeze for up to two months and serve as a show-stopping dinner party dessert. Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Serves 6 - 8

    Ingredients

    • for the base
    • 50g buttter
    • 175g pack peanut cookies
    • for the filling
    • 5 gelatine leaves
    • 500g tub ricotta
    • 175g smooth peanut butter
    • 175g golden syrup
    • 150ml milk
    • to decorate
    • 270ml pot double cream
    • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
    • 1 bar peanut brittle, crushed

    Method

    1. Oil and line a 20cm round loose- bottomed cake tin with cling film, making it as smooth as possible. Melt the butter in a pan. Crush the biscuits by bashing them in a bag with a rolling pin, then stir them into the butter until very well coated. Press the mixture firmly into the base of the tin and chill.
    2. Soak the gelatine in water while you make the filling. Tip the ricotta into a bowl, then beat in the peanut butter and syrup. Ricotta has a slightly grainy texture so blitz until smooth with a stick blender for a smoother texture if you prefer.
    3. Take the soaked gelatine from the water and squeeze dry. Put it into a pan with the milk and heat very gently until the gelatine dissolves. Beat into the peanut mixture, then tip onto the biscuit base. Chill until set.
    4. To freeze, leave in the tin and as soon as it is solid, cover the surface with cling film, then wrap the tin with cling film and foil.
    5. To freeze, leave in the tin and as soon as it is solid, cover the surface with cling film, then wrap the tin with cling film and foil.
    6. 6.To serve, carefully remove from the tin. Whisk the cream with the sugar until it holds its shape, then spread on top of the cheesecake and scatter with the peanut brittle.

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