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Chocolate Nut Cheesecake
chocolate nut cheesecake
- food processor
- stick blender
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
- silicone spatula
- square tins, 8 inch
- 100 g digestive biscuits Asda smartprice
- 50 g salted peanuts Asda smartprice
- 50 g chocolate Asda smartprice, plain
- 2 tbps vegetable oil
For the filling
- 250 g soft cheese Asda smartprice
- 2 eggs Asda cooks eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 100 g sugar granulated
- 115 g natural yogurt Asda smartprice
- 150 g salted peanuts Asda smartprice
- 2 tbsp oil to turn it into peanut butter
For the Topping
- 125 g natural yogurt Asda smartprice
- 50 g chocolate Asda smartprice, plain, chopped
- 15 g granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 170°c/325F/Gas 3
- For the base put the biscuits, nuts, chocolate (broken into chunks, or chopped), and oil in a food processor and mix together.
- Once the mixture comes together in a clump, take out of the processor and press it into the bottom of a 20cm round cake tin or 8" square tin
- Chill this whilst you prepare the cheesecake.
- Make a peanut butter by whizzing together 150g nuts with barely 2 tablespoons of oil until it is very smooth.
- For the filling place the soft cheese, eggs, and egg yolk along with the sugar, yogurt, and peanut butter into a food processor and mix until it is combined.
- Pour the filling mixture onto the cheesecake base
- Cook for an hour, checking after 50 minutes. The top should be golden-coloured and completely set.
- Click here to start a 50 minute timer
- Once the filling is cooked, take it out of the oven while you make the topping.
- Warm the yogurt, sugar and chopped chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat, just until the chocolate is completely melted and it looks like smooth, chocolate-y sauce.
- Spoon the topping over the top of the cheesecake.
- Let the cheesecake cool at room temperature. Once the tin no longer feels warm, put into the fridge for several hours before serving, but ideally overnight.
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