Ever have the urge to make something but don’t have quite the right ingredients? I had a sudden need for cheesecake this week, but knew it wasn’t going to happen given my lack of digestive biscuits and double cream. However, I decided to improvise with what I had and the result was a lot less effort than the real deal and just as yummy.
Makes 4 mini cheesecakes:
- Half a packet of choc chip cookies
- 1-2 oz Butter (melted)
- 250g Marscapone Cheese
- 1-2 oz Icing Sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla Essence
- 4(ish!) tbsp Homemade Strawberry Syrup (or use Jam)
- Handful of raspberries (mine were frozen)
All I did was crush the biscuits and mix in the melted butter, and then press into the base of my ramekins. Then I stirred the cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence altogether and divided between the ramekins, smoothed the tops and put in the fridge to cool. Then I heated the syrup and raspberries in a small pan mostly to make it all a bit runnier but also to defrost the raspberries. Then I left this to cool a bit, poured over the cheesecakes and chilled until it was time for dessert!
Overall I think it worked out pretty well and I probably consumed way less calories than if I had made a proper one!