Bloggers Bake Along to GBBO: A Trio of Baked Cheesecakes

Sunday 30 August 2015

From left to right: Lemon, Peanut Butter and chocolate, Vanilla Honeycomb

I can't believe I have been baking for #Bloggersbakealong for 4 weeks now! I haven't missed a single week, that's a serious achievement for me... This week the bakers had to make a show-stopping three baked cheesecakes, and I decided to go ahead and baked three too, and I'm not going to lie, all in all it took me about five hours of baking to churn these babies out. Two of these recipes came from my GBBO Celebrations book, and one from BBC good food which you can find here.

I started by making the Peanut Butter cheesecake which has a pastry base, which I baked before mixing the filling ingredients together. Then I threw the chocolate chips in there, which were supposed to sink to the bottom, but for some reason they didn't.

Then I started on the Honeycomb cheesecake, for which I first made my own honeycomb, which took two attempts. Making caramel on a Gas stove is seriously difficult, even a millisecond and it can be burned. My second attempt turned out pretty well though! This cheesecake had the same base as the Peanut Butter one so I made another batch and baked it. With this one I mixed most of the filling ingredients together, then took a third of the mixture out, before adding crushed honeycomb to the other 2/3 remaining. This was then poured onto the based, followed by the plain cheesecake mix, before baking.

Finally I moved onto the Lemon Cheesecake, which had a more traditional biscuit base, made from digestive biscuits and melted butter, giving that yummy crunch on the bottom. Then it was as simple as mixing the filling ingredients together, pouring it over the base and then baking.

These were the finished cheesecakes! Some of them didn't turn out so pretty to be honest, but they tasted absolutely amazing. My favourite had to be the lemon one, but that could also be because lemon cheesecake is literally my favourite dessert!

Mummy Mishaps
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