Mini Egg Cheesecake.

Wow two foody posts in two days.

This time I’m going to let you know what I do if we have too many mini eggs (as if there is evert too many)

Our family’s favourite pudding without a doubt is cheesecake.

When we are in holiday we can search and search for cafes or restaurants that have cheesecake on the dessert menu.

Over the past couple of years I think I have perfected a delicious “base” cheesecake.

So instead of using mini eggs you could put almost any flavour to it.

Mini Egg Cheesecake.

Ingredients.

  • 600g Cream cheese or quark
  • 250g crumbed digestive biscuits.
  • 100g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 284ml pot double cream
  • 1 packet mini eggs crushed.

Method

  • Crumb biscuits (we put ours in a food bag and bang with rolling pin.
  • Melt butter for 5 – 10 seconds in microwave. Then add to biscuits.
  • Mix until it looks like biscuits could mild together.
  • Grease 23cm loose bottom tin with spray oil or rub butter around. Then line with greaseproof paper. (If serving in dish or glass etc no need to grease.
  • Place in the tin or equivalent. (We have used individual plastic wine glasses or tinfoil trays.)
  • Place in fridge preferably over night or in freezer for a few hours.
  • Add cream cheese, sieved icing sugar, and vanilla to a bowl and whisk
  • Add double cream and continue to whisk until stiff.
  • Spoon mixture onto biscuit base and smooth around so its level. If making in glasses and you can’t get spoon in to make smooth tap glass on the counter generally until the cheese mixture is smooth.
  • Place in fridge over night or freezer for a few hours.
  • Once set push up from bottom to release and remove the paper.
  • To serve I melted white chocolate and added a little chocolate and a drop of food colouring in different colours to different bowls. The. Scooped up on to a spoon and let it drizzle over the cheesecake in lines.
  • Then simply add a few mini eggs to the top using a little melted chocolate to stick them.

I hope you enjoy creating this delicious cheesecake as much as I enjoyed eating it.

Nina x

Easter Rocky Road

I’m not usually one for posting recipes. However this one is so easy even the kids can do it.

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Easter Rocky Road

Ingredients

  • Two bars of Cadbury Chocolate
  • 2 bars of shops brand white chocolate
  • Marshmallows
  • Cadburys Mini Eggs Crushed ( We bashed ours with a rolling pin in a food bag)
  • Crushed digestives
  • Food colouring

Method

  • Boil water in a pan with a bowl that rests over the top without touching the water
  • Break milk chocolate into squares and melt in the bowl.
  • Once melted add to a cool bowl and add marshmallows, crushed mini eggs, crushed digestives
  • Mix together and poor into a lined baking tray or foil tubs to desired depth
  • Place in freezer to set
  • Once set in clean bowl as before melt white chocolate
  • Cut set rocky road into bite size pieces.
  • Spoon a little into a small dish and add one drop of food colouring mix into a pale colour.
  • Get a small amount onto a teaspoon and drip lines left and right onto the rocky road pieces.
  • Repeat with different food colours until you have desired effect.
  • Display on a nice plate or bag up a few as a gift.

 

Who knows, maybe I’ll be back again with another recipe soon.

 

Nina x

Saturday Night Dinner – Rustlers Burger Hack 5 Ways

As a busy mum of 4.5 and wife to a busy geek I’m always looking for ways to make delicious quick & easy meals for the family.

In the Spencer’s house it’s always time to feed someone.

I was asked by Britmums to see what meals we could come up with using the Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger Twin Pack.

I headed to Tesco and piled my trolley with the Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burgers and lots of things to go with them in order to feed all of us.

I have gone one better. Well actually 4 better as I’ve managed to create a meal fit for everyone in our family (well those with teeth)

  1. For Spencer’s ARC daddy. We have the Quarter Pounder Big One. I teamed the Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger with the Rustlers Flamed Grilled Quarter Pounder. Adding crispy iceberg lettuce, and sliced plum tomatoes. I used the cheese sauce that comes with the quarter pounder burger Served with curly fries. This really is the daddy of burgers.
  2. For me who is still trying to eat healthy and low-fat I made Chicken Strip Salad. I heated the chicken burger without the bun in the microwave and cut it into stripes. Which I placed on a bed of spinach with plum tomatoes and cucumber. Served with sweet potato fries and low-fat sour cream dip and low-fat coleslaw.
  3. Now for the kids. First Jake who loves a CBO from one of the fast food restaurants. So I made Spencer’s CBO. I fried some red onion and bacon and added this to the chicken burger along with a slice of pre sliced cheese. To serve I added the mustard mayo that comes with the Chicken Burger. Serving with a stack of steak chips and onion rings.
  4. For Melody I made Hunters Chicken. Using Chicken burger, grilled bacon topped with BBQ sauce and sliced melted cheese. Serving with corn on the cob, curly fries and the mustard mayo on the side to dip.
  5. Now for the Teen. Cam who loves his breakfasts, often isn’t awake before lunch time. So for him I made Breakfast Chicken Burger. Adding bacon, fried egg and mushrooms and topping with Brown sauce. Serving with grilled tomatoes and spring onions. (Not that he will eat any veg. You can but try, and if it looks good they are more likely to eat it) I also served this with Orange Juice for even more of a breakfast style dinner.

5 meals all gone for at least 3 fussy eaters.

These burgers are so easy to make they just take 90 seconds in the microwave. And at £2.50 in Tescos at the moment they are a totally affordable way to make meals times that bit easier in a busy household.

Why not head out now and try the Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

Nina x

This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge’, sponsored by Rustlers