While this is technically not a baked treat, it’s the latest in a recent trend of failed desserts by yours truly.
Malted Milkshake Cheesecake – from the AWW Cheesecake book
200g chocolate mud cake
90g Maltesers, crushed
1/3 cup (80ml) chocolate liqueur
3 teaspoons gelatine
¼ cup (60ml) water
500g cream cheese, softened
½ cup (110g) caster sugar
½ cup (60g) powdered malt
1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
2 eggs, separated
100g dark eating chocolate, melted
Cut mud cake into 1cm cubes; divide among eight 1 cup (250ml) glasses. Top with crushed Maltesers and liqueur.
Make filling by sprinkling gelatine over the water in small heatproof jug; stand jug in small saucepan of simmering water. Stir until gelatine dissolves. Cool 5 minutes.
Beat cheese, sugar and malt in medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth; beat in cream and egg yolks. Stir in gelatine mixture and then chocolate.
Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until firm peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture.
Divide filling among glasses, refrigerate overnight.
Serve cheesecake topped with whole Maltesers.
Now, the end product turned out pretty nice-looking, but to be honest, it tasted pretty bad. The only upside was that the mud cake tasted nice… and I’d bought the damn thing from Woollies!
I substituted the chocolate liqueur for chocolate milkshake sauce, but that’s right down the bottom and not in the cheesecake-y section, so therefore not the problem.
The only thing we can come up with is the fact that I used malted milk flavouring from the Quik/Milo/Sustagen section of the supermarket. Maybe that was the wrong thing to use?? Or perhaps because I bought organic dark chocolate because it was on special and therefore cheaper?
Lesson: never deviate from the recipe on the first attempt!
I need your help – where did I go wrong?