Why on earth is cheesecake sweet? It’s supposed to be a ‘cheese’ cake - anyway I’ve set the record straight and created a proper cheesecake, a Blacksticks Blue Cheesecake that is sure to tantalise the tastebuds.
Made as individuals, these little delights are a take on cheese and crackers - there’s nothing not to like, they look great for any occasion.
Next time you have friends coming over, serve them up some proper cheesecakes before or after the main course, you are sure to be the talk of the town.
I’d love to see how you get on - share your pics on your favourite social platform along with #blacksticksblue so I can check out your hard work and lavish you with copious amounts of praise!
Individual Blacksticks Blue Cheesecakes
- Using your spare or broken crackers from your cheeseboard, smash them with a rolling pin until you have a pieces 1cm in size or smaller. Then mix with enough melted butter to just coat the dry crackers.
- Using pastry rings or moulds (you could even use small glasses) push the warm cracker mixure into the bottom and flatten using a rolling pin or similar, to make the bases. Refrigerate until cool.
- Crumble the Blacksticks Blue and add to an equal amount of cream cheese. Mix in a food processor until smooth. Spoon the mixture onto your cooled bases.
- To top - melt 100g golden caster sugar with a splash of warm water and add shelled walnuts. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper, cool and then top each cheesecake with a candied half walnut. Delicious!