Monday, 3 February 2014

Nigella's Chocolate Cheesecake

This is another of those can't-believe-I-haven't-written-about-it-before recipes as it's such a favourite of mine. Like so many of my most used recipes I love it because it's so simple to make and also completely heavenly to eat. Also, as with many cheesecakes, you need to prepare it in advance the day before to give it time to set, which makes it a perfect dinner party dessert.

Very little effort is required to put it together. Yes, you need to wrap the tin in cling film and foil and bake it in a waterbath which sounds like a bit of a faff, but as you will be doing this a day before you need it all the hard work is done in advance. The result is rich and creamy but, thanks to the cream cheese, not overly sweet. The chocolate sauce made to serve with it is a great addition and looks good drizzled over the top before serving. This needs to be made just before you need it but if you have the ingredients ready it only take a few minutes.

You can find the recipe on Nigella's website here. Don't wait too long to try it!

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