250g macadamia biscuit or any plain sweet biscuit
120g butter, melted
4 gelatine leaves
1/3 cup milk
3x250g cream cheese, softened
395g condensed milk
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp. corn flour
1. Grease and line the base and side of a 25cm (base measurement) springform pan.
2. To make the coulis, bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly and crushing berries with the back of spoon. Boil for 2 minutes to thicken. Pour into a blender and whiz until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug.
3. Place the biscuits in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Add the butter and process until well combined. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan.
4. Use a spoon or a straight-sided glass to spread and press mixture firmly over the base of the pan. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
5. Soak gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes. Heat milk in a pan over medium heat until just below boiling point. Squeeze excess water from the gelatine leaves and add to the hot milk, stirring until dissolved. Set aside.
6. Whiz cream cheese, sugar, condensed milk, vanilla, lemon juice and the milk mixture in a food processor until smooth. Pour mixture over biscuit base. Use a teaspoon to drizzle the coulis on top of the cheesecake and use a toothpick to create swirls. Chill for 5 hours or overnight.
7. Serve the cheesecake with berries, drizzled with blueberry coulis.
1 x 395g can condensed milk
2 x 275ml evaporated milk
10 x egg yolks
2 tbs cumquat juice or lemon juice
2 tbs water
1/3 cup caster sugar (for caramel)
1. To make the caramel,combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil. Boil, without stirring, for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat. Set aside for 2 minutes to allow bubbles to subside. Pour caramel into a 5cm-deep, 24cm (base) round cake pan. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
2. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks, evaporated milk and condensed milk in a large bowl until combined. Stir in the cumquat juice. Strain the mixture and pour into the prepared cake pan. Cover with foil.
3. Place crème caramel in the steamer (make sure that it is boiling hot). Cook for 45-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or overnight. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve with your favourite fruit.
Note: You can bake the creme caramel in the oven over 180 degrees Celcius.
Place the cake pan in a large baking dish. Pour boiling water into baking dish until halfway up the sides of the baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until just set.
In the Philippines, leche flan, or caramel custard, is a popular dessert served during celebrations or special occasions. If you are looking for something creamy and luxurious, this is the perfect dessert for you!
200 g macadamia biscuits or any sweet biscuits
250 g Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
120 g butter, melted, cooled
1 x 395g condensed milk
2 tspn gelatine powder, dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
55 ml fresh lemon juice
200 g peach slices
200 ml strawberry sauce
1. Place macadamia biscuits in a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Add the melted and cooled butter and process until combined. Divide the mixture and press into 6 lightly greased cake rings (75mmx45mm) on a tray lined with baking paper. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.
2. Beat the Philly, condensed milk and lemon until smooth and creamy. Add the cooled gelatine and beat for 1 minute or until combined. Divide mixture evenly into the prepared bases. Place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or until set.
3. Remove cheesecake from the cake rings. Top with peach slices and drizzle with strawberry sauce.
Note: You can use a round 20cm springform pan lined with baking paper for this recipe if you don’t have cake rings.
250g plain sweet biscuits (I used arrowroot)
2 tbs. cocoa powder (I used Cadburys)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling
395g can condensed milk
Method: Makes 23-24
1. Break the biscuits into pieces and transfer to a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Transfer to large bowl and add the cocoa powder and coconut. Stir to combine and make a well in the centre.
2. Add the condensed milk. Use hands to combine. Roll tablespoonsful of the mixture into balls and roll in the extra coconut. (I usually weigh them so they are all the same size. Each ball weighs 28g). Place on the lined tray and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.