Monday, 11 July 2016

Madam Bakes Finally!


I know. I have been posting everything and anything except my baking and cooking. And you know what? The weird thing is that my pageviews have since doubled. Which is an indication that nobody actually gives a hoot about my baking and cooking. Hah!

Anyway, the Hari Raya holidays gave me much respite from work and I finally got down to some serious baking.

Before.

Looking into my pantry, I noticed with much distress that I have so many bottles of Nutella and they will expire sometime this month.

Yes, I remember Nutella hoarding last year when I had grand designs on baking stuff with Nutella. I always make great baking plans only to see them end up as stalled projects.

After.
So. It is time to reignite Project Nutella and what better way to do so than to bake Nutella Cheesecake Bars.


Would you believe me if I said that cheesecakes are the laziest cakes? They are actually very easy to bake and almost always fail proof.


Not the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake types. Those, you are asking for trouble. I am talking about the American style cheesecakes where you make a biscuit base, beat up the cream cheese, pour over the base and bake.


In fact, you don't even need to bake them in a waterbath and they will still turn out alright. 


That's why I love cheesecakes - easy to bake and so good to eat!









Nutella Cheesecake Bars
Recipe source : Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Ingredients :

For the base :
- 200g digestive biscuits, finely crushed
- 75g butter, melted

For the filling :
- 500g cream cheese
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping :
- Nutella, about 100g or more

Method :
1. Line a square 8" baking pan with removable base.
2. Mix crushed digestive biscuits with the melted butter.
3. Pour mixture into the pan and using your fingers, press the mixture onto the base ensuring that it is compact. Set aside.
4. Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
5. Add vanilla extract and egg and continue to beat until evenly mixed.
6. Pour cream cheese mixture into the pan and smooth out with spatula.
7. Using a teaspoon, spoon dollops of Nutella onto the cream cheese and using a skewer or buter knife, make swirls.
8. Bake in preheated oven at 140C for 50 minutes or until cheesecake is set.
9. Remove from oven and cool completely before chilling overnight in the fridge.

30 comments:

  1. I always loves cheesecake, but nowadays lazy to bake...

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  2. Yup, same here. My food posts get more views than my cooking and other non-food related posts...haiz! :'( I guess everyone is interested in eating...but not cooking, haha! :D

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    1. Might have to rethink and switch from being a cooking/baking blog hahahahaha!!

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  3. Oooooo, your nutella cheese bars look so delicious. I guess they taste better than those cheese cakes from SR. Do you use philadelphia cream cheese to make your cheese cakes or some other brands?

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    1. Philadelphia cream cheese is my favorite but is very pricey now. So I have switched to Tatura which is by no means cheap but more affordable.

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  4. Ha ha! If only I can get my hands on some of your nutella cheesecake bars. I used to enjoy baking and cooking but now I enjoy eating! Lol!

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    1. hah..hah..I suppose now that your children are grown up, you have no "customers".

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  5. Your cake is so beautiful and the pattern is really neat, curvy & pretty enough to make fabric cloths for Gianni Versace! Will I get a chance to bite this? I know, I know you will say "dream on"..... Ha ha!

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  6. Hi Sweetie.. Any sweet stuff is fine with yours truly too... how I wish one piece (at least) can melt in my mouth now... hmmmmmm....

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    1. Sure, I can share with you but you are 3 hours drive away hah..hah...

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  7. Muahahahahaha!!! The message is clear. I guess nobody is interested in what I cook either, especially my simple cooking, no class at all one.

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    1. At least yours is not a cooking blog. Sobs!

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  8. I love this! Sinful but yummy.

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  9. WOW! I love the pretty swirls and cheesecake is my top favourite!! :D

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  10. I can smell the aroma from my house :P

    Nutella with cheese, wonderful combination

    Can I have some?

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    1. If I am in JB, can pass some to you hee..hee...

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  11. I agree, cheesecakes are very easy to make, especially the no-bake one, no need to bake pun.. The baked ones pun easy, no need flour rite, just need eggs.. Eh, you always say got too much Nutella and this time, you are saying got too many bottles of Nutella.. Best wei.. I always "mm seh tak" buy Nutella, mahal lor..

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    1. Yah no need flour, just hentam hentam can already hah..hah... I bought too much Nutella wor...go gila don't know why :D

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  12. Because cooking and baking is difficult! People prefer to just eat. :P

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    1. I think so too. Cooking and baking takes effort :(

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  13. Too hot for me to bake anything...

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  14. If u were selling this, I'd buy them right away!!!

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