I absolutely love making cheesecake, my way of course, so last week was my flat mate birthday and his sort of girlfriend and I threw him a surprise party. Since I was in charge of making the starter and the dessert on my way to work at about 6 o’clock in the morning I was thinking about what to make...so I had an illumination while waiting for the bus on Wellington Quay, why not making a dark chocolate cheese cake…so I did. Unfortunately half way through I kind of forgot to mix in the chocolate with the cheese and so I had to throw it in while the mixture was already in the baking tray…and since I did not study culinary art and to be honest I am not a precise person at all… the result was this delicious mess!
250 gr. of digestive biscuits
70 gr. of butter or margarine
2 teaspoons of grounded cinnamon and chocolate powder
250 gr. of ricotta cheese
200 gr. of full fat cream cheese (you can use a low fat one too)
5 tablespoons of sugar
200 gr. of 85% dark chocolate
Lets get on with it
- Crush the biscuits using a mixer or a place it in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin or as for the cheesy cookies, a clean wine bottle until you get a powder
- Put the cookies crumble in a bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture begins to gather together, I personally use my hands, but you can use the processor if you like to stay "clean"
- Generously butter a pan and press the crumbs into bottom, careful the base should not "craic"
- Beat the cram cheese and the ricotta until smooth then add the eggs and the sugar and mix it all until just combined
- Melt the chocolate and add it to the mix
- Preheat oven to 180 ° degrees
- Place the mixture on the base and in the oven for 35 minutes
- Take the piece of art out of the oven, leave it stand for 15 minutes and then in the fridge for a while