Sunday, 5 February 2012

Recipe - Cheatscake

The title of this post is a bit of a play on words, nothing worse than that. ;)

Recently I was asked if I was interested to head up to London to take part in a product launch that Philadelphia was arranging. Sadly, as quite often is the case, the event was during daytime and due to work commitments I was not able to attend.

This time though I was asked if I would be interested in getting a sample on the same day as the launch, something that I was more than happy to receive.

I had absolutely no idea what kind of product it was going to be. I had thoughts of things like Philadelphia already spread on some kind of healthy bread/crackers and so on.

I can quite safely say that Philadelphia mixed with Cadbury was not on the list of things I expected. Once the parcel had arrived and I had opened it I showed it to some people at work. Their reactions were mixed, to say the least. It ranged from awesome to what the hell is that.

It seems to me that Philadelphia have created one of those products that really splits peoples opinions. You either love it or hate it seems to be the verdict.

To be honest, I've never been the biggest chocolate fan in the world so this is probably not really aimed at me.

I was thinking of things to do with it and was thinking along the lines of using it as a spread and so on when Solo came up with the idea of the cheatscake. The easiest way in the world to make a cheesecake. Said and done, we gave it a go and here's the recipe. As you'll notice this is just one of my 'guideline' recipes where you can freestyle it to suit yourself.

Before I head over to the recipe - I'm told by reliable sources that this will be out in good shops here in England (UK?) now in February if you want to try it for yourself.

Ginger Nut Biscuits
Butter, Melted
Philadelphia with Cadbury

Crush the Ginger Nut Biscuits. You can either do it in a food processor or just pop them into a plastic bag and bash them with a rolling pin.

Mix the crushed Ginger Nut Biscuits with the melted butter until well mixed. Line the bottom of ramekins with this mixture, pressing down well.

Spoon over Philadelphia with Cadbury and smooth out the surface to make it look pretty.

Top with some fresh raspberries.