Dark Chocolate Malteser Cheesecake
Malteser cheesecake, mmm, it tastes just as good as it sounds. I made this using dark chocolate Maltesers as they are my favourite but I'm sure it would be just as delicious using ordinary Maltesers too. This is the Thermomix version but it can be just as easily made with a mixer or by hand.
-200g biscuits such as Digestives or Granitas
-80g unsalted butter
-90g raw sugar (or use caster sugar if not using thermomix)
-500g cream cheese
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-90g thick cream
-200g Maltesers (whichever type is your favourite!)
-Lightly grease a 23cm springform cake tin and set aside.
-Put half the Maltesers in a snap lock bag and lightly crush with a rolling pin.
-Melt butter in TM bowl, 50C, 3 mins, speed 3
-Add biscuits to TM bowl with butter and blitz for 10-15 secs until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Press the mixture into the cake tin and put into the fridge while you make the filling.
-Mill raw sugar if using for 5 secs, speed 9.
-Add cream cheese, cream and vanilla and mix for 20 secs, speed 5 until smooth.
-Add crushed Maltesers to TM bowl and mix through on reverse speed 2, 20 secs using the spatula if necessary.
-Put the mixture over the base and smooth over the top. Chill for at least 6 hours or overnight if you can wait that long.
-Just before serving lightly crush the remaining Maltesers in a snap lock bag leaving a few almost whole. Sprinkle over the top of the cheesecake to decorate.