TIRAMISU BASQUE BURNT CHEESECAKE
(Yield: 6" cake | Preparation: 10 minutes | Baking: 20-25 minutes)
500g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
130g caster sugar
4 eggs, 55g each
*1 tbsp 𝐜𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
1.5 tbsp Kahlua
150ml thickened cream
1 tbsp all-purpose plain or cake flour
70g unsalted butter, melted
100g lotus biscuits, finely crushed
1. Combined biscuits and melted butter together then press it tightly on top the 6” lined tin. Set aside to chill in the fridge while preparing the batter.
2. Cream soft cream cheese with sugar till smooth.
3. Beat in one egg at a time till combined.
4. Add in * 𝐜𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (dissolve 2 tsp granulated espresso coffee with 1 tbsp hot water), kahlua, flour and cream. Beat till combined.
5. Lastly sieve the batter into the prepared crust tin.
6. Bake in preheat 220 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes.
(Yield: 7x7" | Preparation: 10 minutes | Baking: 30-40 minutes)
100g chocolate, break into pieces
120g unsalted butter
100 caster sugar
80g dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract or kahlua
70g all-purpose plain flour
15g valrhona cocoa powder
50g mini chocolate chips, optional
1 tsp sea salt flakes, optional
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree. Grease and dust baking pan with cocoa powder.
2. Melt butter (diced) and chocolate (break into pieces) in a heat proof bowl using double-boiled method or microwave.
3. Whisk in combined sugars till smooth then stir in eggs & vanilla extra (or kahlua) till combined.
4. Gently fold in flour + cocoa powder + 1/2 chocolate chips.
5. Spoon batter into prepared tin, scatter remaining chocolate chips, sea salt flakes and/or lotus biscuit.
6. Bake for about 30-40 mins depend on the size and thickness or till a skewer inserted and comes out clean.
- I used 50g each of dark and milk chocolate - you can use 100g 70% dark chocolate to cut down the sweetness
- walnut or hazelnut can be used instead of chocolate chips
- should stop baking at 35 mins for a more fudgy texture .
CHRISTMAS MIXED FRUIT CAKE
(Yield: 8x8" | Preparation: 10 minutes | Baking: 50 minutes)
200g self-raising flour
50g ground almond
150g dark brown sugar
50g caster sugar
225g unsalted butter
4 eggs, 55g each
3 tbsps soaked mixed fruit liquor
2 tbsp of candied citrus peel, optional
zest of 1 lemon
150-180g dried mixed fruits
100ml of Rum
1. Soak dried mixed fruits with your choice of liquor for at least a day, stirring a few times in between.
2. In a large mixing bowl add in all the dry ingredients then make a well in the center.
3. Add soft butter, eggs, lemon zest and liquor then whisk them together for 2-3 minutes till combined.
5. Bake in preheated 160 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center and comes out clean.
- self-raising flour can be replaced with all-purposes plain flour for a more compact texture
- you can get dried mixed fruits in supermarkets or baking store or mix and match your own with choice of nuts
- I added some dried yuzu peel into the cake too
- liquor choice can be RUM or Cointreau
- liquor can be replaced with orange juice
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