Saturday, October 2, 2010

Oreo Cheesecake


I lost track of time this week... to say that I was busy... not really,  but my kitchen has stop 'smoking' for a couple of days now... I was in no mood for anything at the moment... my mind has wandered off... thinking of days ahead without Mr H Jr...  We are sending him off to the airport later today for his school trip to Paris and London... for 2 weeks.
Every parents' nightmare, when their children are away for that long and so far away!!! All sort of things came to mind: will he be alright? does he has enough socks? will he forget to pack his stuff and not leave anything behind and most important thing... does he has enough money??? and passport?... endless worrying... :(

He'll be in Paris for a week then taking Eurotrain to London for their last leg of their Social Science and Environment Tour...  so ... if you happen to see 3 teachers running around chasing 30 excited teenagers around Paris and London... just say "G'day, mate" and give them a 'Thumbs Up' for their great effort in planning the tour and taking care of our kids ~ thousands of mile away from home  :)

I am sure he will enjoy the trip and get to savour the beautiful artisan breads and variety of cheeses in Paris, Fish and Chips with mushy peas :) in London...and wonderful desserts.... but  I believe ~ he will be missing my cooking too (so I'd like to think... hahaha)...
Just like this less fat Oreo Cheesecake... (adapted from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese~ Simply Heaven)

  • 375g light Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 300 g oreo cookies
  • 80g butter - melted
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 3 teaspoon gelatine - dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 180g Plaistowe Extra Creamy White Chocolate - melted using double boil method

Grease a loose base pan.

Add 250g oreo cookies and butter in a food processor. Process into fine crumbs. Press the mixture onto the greased loose base pan and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, then beat in the cream. Stir through gelatine and white chocolate..

Roughly break the remaining oreo (could add more oreo if desired). Pour 1/4 of the mixture onto the pan, spread the oreo and pour the remaining mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours before serving...


6 comments:

  1. You shall worry not :) He will be as smart as you and will be able to look after himself well :)

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  2. Weng,
    Thank you for your kind words... I guess I must learn to let go..

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  3. This cheesecake sounds so good! Specially since it's light, I love it!

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  4. Cookies and cream is one of my absolute favorites. I love the fact that this is light.

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  5. fluffymadness,
    It is yum... and easy to make, no bake no mess :)

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  6. lisa,
    It is light and the taste just the same (except less rich!!) :)

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