As I mentioned yesterday, two cheesecakes made, two recipes posted :)
Once again it turned out that we eat with our eyes first. I think I wouldn’t have decided to make this cake but for some amazing pictures I came across one day :) Only later did it turn out that the taste is as amazing as the pictures! But all in all, pictures were first, weren’t they? :)
And where did I find these pictures? Oh, I found them on Małgosia’s blog called Smaki Alzacji. I need to admit that some other recipes had already caught my eye… so in the nearest future I hope to check them out too :)
And well, I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t make something with Drunk Prune in the title of the recipe :) I just love this combination. whether we’re talking about cakes, ice-cream, desserts or any anything :)
Here I wouldn’t say that prunes dominate the taste of the cheesecake but they can be really felt both in the taste as well as in the consistency :)
Rum not so much… What a pity, right? ;P
Anyway, higly recommended for Drunk Prunes fans!
And one more thing, I changed the proportions a bit as well as the temperature of baking… But it’s more connected with my own preferences of baking. That’s all :)
To the kitchen! :)
Drunk Prunes —-> One day before baking!
- 100g prunes
- rum to sink the prunes :)
Chop the prunes and pour them with rum so that they’re almost completely covered with alcohol :)
Boil it and leave aside for cooling.
Then leave in the fridge overnight.
The next day, before baking, drain the prunes on the sieve.
Alcohol left can be added to cheese mass :)
Bottom Ingredients (form 18cm):
- 100g biscuits
- 2 Tbs butter
- 8 pieces of dark chocolate
Line the bottom of the form with baking paper.
Blend the biscuits to sand-like consistency.
Melt chocolate with butter and add it to the biscuits.
Blend again so that the mass is more sticky :)
But the mass on the bottom of the form. Press gently a bit using your fingers or a spoon.
Leave in the fridge and… prepare the cheese mass :)
Cheese Mass Ingredients:
- 300g cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- 50g sugar
- rum left from Drunk Prunes
Mix the cheese for a moment.
Whip the eggs with sugar for a moment.
It may take a while because we want to get a smooth and fluffy mass which will probbaly double its size while whipping :)
Start adding cheese in two or three turns, mixing shortly after each adding.
If we have any rum left after sinking our prunes, add it to the mass and mix shortly once again.
Pour the mass on the cooled biscuit bottom and smooth it a bit.
Put the prunes on the mass and press them gently in.
Bake at 150°C for about 60 minutes.
- 75g dark chocolate
- 50ml heavy cream
Chop the chocolate.
Heat up the heavy cream till the boiling moment.
Do not boil it!
Add chocolate and leave for a half a minute.
After this time, stir it to get a smooth chocolate glazing… and pour the cake :)