February 14, 2012

11 g powdered gelatine, plus 1 tsp
175 g shortcake biscuits, crushed to crumbs
85 g butter, melted
250 g cream cheese
250 g mascarpone
150 ml Baileys cream liqueur
150 ml pot double cream, lightly whipped
2 eggs
140 g caster sugar
1 heaped tsp powdered gelatine
150 ml strong black coffee
2 tbsp caster sugar
1. Measure 5 tbsp cold water in a small bowl, then sprinkle over the gelatine and leave to soak for 5 mins until spongy. Now stand the bowl of gelatine in a pan of gently simmering water and leave until it turns clear.
2. Meanwhile, mix the biscuit crumbs and butter really well, then press on the base of a loose-bottomed 20cm cake tin. Chill.
3. Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone and Baileys together, then stir in the gelatine and fold in the cream.
4. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until thick, pale and foamy, then fold into the cheesecake mixture and pour onto the biscuit base. Chill for 3-4 hrs or until set.
5. For the jelly, soak the gelatine, melt it in hot water bath, then pour it into the coffee. Cool the mixture. When cold, carefully spoon the coffee mixture on top of the cheesecake to make a thin layer – don’t pour it on or you will disturb the creamy layer. Chill until set.
6. To serve the cheesecake, wrap a hot tea towel round the outside of the tin, then gently ease out the cake. Serve in thin slices.
P.S. This is one of my favourite cakes now! :) I made it last weekend while visiting my bf in Italy. We had to go to visit his brother and we decided to make a cheesecake, but, of course my new beloved recipe book was in Latvia, so I started scouting internet and came across this lovely cake. I admit that it is not a super easy and fast cake, but it is totally worth all the mess in the kitchen. And I was so proud of making it right! :) Baileys gives its marvelous taste to the cheesecake while the coffee jelly is a subtle final touch to your taste buds.
P. P. S. So sometimes I get some cake orders and this was what came out. :)
So, from now on, as I cannot resist also other sources for recipes besides the book, the ones marked with a “*” will be extras..
Enjoy, k.

2 Responses to “*BAILEYS CHEESECAKE”

  1. Claudio Says:

    I am having a slice right now… Lovely!

  2. bozons Says:

    looks sublime indeed!!!

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