These miniature cheesecakes are a bit of a throwback to the horrendously 80s frozen cheesecake that my Mum and Dad used to buy down the freezer aisle when I was a kid (…and still do to this day). The parts are all there, I’ve just shrunk it down to cupcake size and given it a bit of a face-lift. The base is made from blitzed Biscoff biscuits, the baked cheesecake filling had that slightly tangy New York Cheesecake flavour, and then it’s all topped off with a vegetarian blood orange jelly (which is far easier to make than it sounds) and candied blood orange. Yum! They’re really easy to make and are a sweet way of treating your favourite people this Valentines Day.
Firmly on the Blood Orange bandwagon and no sign of jumping off! Last week I made this really easy upside down cake and topped it with blood oranges. It’s sticky and sweet, and if you choose the juiciest blood oranges then you’ll get the prettiest topping. The hardest part is making the caramel – but really, as long as you’re not tempted to stir, it’s a doddle. 🙂
‘Tis the season for Blood Oranges – why not try baking them into muffins with ground almond and topping them with some candied segments. Yum!
If you saw my post on Blood Orange Doughnuts then you’ll know how obsessed I am right now with using them to make perfect Calpol-pink icing. I mean, who knew? Seriously, my days of using food colouring are over, and now I’m on the hunt for other fruits that’ll work in my icing crayon box. And […]
In case you didn’t know, next week it’s St Dwynwen’s Day (25th of January) – our very own Welsh version of Valentines Day, where we exchange cards, flowers and love spoons – if we remember to! And if we do, it’s kind of nice to quietly celebrate Valentines Day before everyone else jumps on the band wagon in […]