Friday, 17 February 2012

My BARGAIN white chocolate and ginger cheesecake...

We had a lovely meal at Wagamamas last week and had the most delicious white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Anyway, we have guests this weekend so I thought I would make my own, with a money saving twist of course!

2 x large bars of white choc (I bought smart price/saver was 35p)
ginger pieces in syrup
250g half fat creme fraiche
250g mascarpone
smart price/saver cookies (whole pack)
100g butter

1. Crush the whole pack of cookies like so!
 2. Melt 100g of butter in the microwave and stir in. Then put in the fridge to set.

3. Put the mascarpone and creme fraiche in a bowl and whisk until it forms peaks.

Melt the white chocolate in a bain marie (do not do this in the microwave! I did and look what happened!)
Chocolate does NOT like being micowaved!
4. Wait until the chocolate cools slightly then whisk it in.

5. Slice up a piece of ginger and place it in the cheese/creme fraiche mixture, then add as much ginger syrup from the jar as there is. Whisk for a few seconds.

6. Slice up some more ginger. Place on the base.

7. Spoon over the mixture, and all done! 

 Now - if you want toffee sauce over the top!

100 g butter
100g brown sugar
about 100ml of double cream
2 large spoonfuls of golden syrup
1. In a pan melt the butter, sugar and syrup together on a low heat.

A little trick I learned in school, heat the spoon before putting in the syrup.DO NOT lick the spoon afterwards, it really hurts!

2. When bubbling, take off the heat, add the cream and stir.

That's it! Easy as pie. AND the ingredients cost me less than £3 altogether (had the ginger and syrup in my store cupboard already.)

Can't wait to try it tonight!

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