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carnation caramel cheesecake ?

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candyfluff Sat 12-Sep-09 22:56:30

wanted to make one for my sisters birthday - wanted it to be caramel and chocolate
has anyone got a nice recipe for me ?

candyfluff Sun 13-Sep-09 09:27:22

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oopsacoconut Sun 13-Sep-09 09:34:43

This is one I use for making cheesecake squares - I'm sure you could make it round instead and serve it whole.

For crust
3 1/2 oz digestives, crumbled (1cup)
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For filling
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (from a 1/4-oz envelope, will be just about half an envelope)
1/4 cup whole milk
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
3/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup dulce de leche (12 1/2 oz)/carnation caramel

For glaze
3 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), coarsely chopped
(1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Make crust: Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F. Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with 2 sheets of foil (crisscrossed), leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.

Finely grind crackers with sugar and a pinch of salt in a food processor. With motor running, add butter, blending until combined. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of baking pan. Bake 10 minutes, then cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes.

Make filling: Sprinkle gelatin over milk in a small bowl and let stand 2 minutes to soften. Beat together cream cheese, eggs, salt, and gelatin mixture in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes, then stir in dulce de leche gently but thoroughly. Pour filling over crust, smoothing top, then bake in a hot water bath (I was able to fit mine in a 9×13-inch baking pan) in oven until center is just set, about 45 minutes. Cool cheesecake completely in pan on rack, about 2 hours. Chill, covered, at least 6 hours.

Glaze cake within 2 hours of serving: Heat all glaze ingredients in a double boiler or a small metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring until smooth, then pour over cheesecake, tilting baking pan to coat top evenly. Chill, uncovered, 30 minutes.

Lift cheesecake from pan using foil overhang and cut into 1-inch squares with a thin knife, wiping off knife after each cut. (Don’t skip this step! A clean knife is essential for uber-neat squares.)

Note: Cheesecake (without glaze) can be chilled up to 3 days.

oopsacoconut Sun 13-Sep-09 09:36:21

it is an American recipe so I used golden syrup instead of corn syrup, and use dark choc for the topping.

candyfluff Sun 13-Sep-09 18:56:38

thankyou for the recipe - but i havent got any syrup or gelatine - can you tell me what would happen if i left them out ?

candyfluff Sun 13-Sep-09 20:41:47

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