Chocolate chip baked cheesecake!

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This is most definitely a new fave!

Ingredients:

120 g of biscuits, digestives work the best

75 g of butter

675 g of cream cheese

1 397 g tin of condensed sweetened milk

3 eggs

200 g of chocolate chips

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

1 teaspoon of plain flour

Method:

Step One: Preheat oven to 150 degrees or gas mark 2. Crush the digestive biscuits and mix with melted butter. Press to the bottom of a spring form tin. Put in the fridge to set.

Step Two: Beat the cream cheese until it is soft and smooth to use. Slowly add the condensed milk until combined. Then add the eggs and vanilla essence.

Step Three: Coat the chocolate chips with flour, this helps them be evenly distributed so they don’t all sink to the bottom! Mix 2/3 into the mixture and add mixture on top of the biscuit base. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.

Step Four: Bake in the oven for one hour. When finished turn oven off and open door slightly. Leave to cool like this for one to two hours before moving to the fridge. This stops cracks from appearing.

Enjoy! 🙂

Lemon and Mint Turkey Meatballs

Lemon & Mint Turkey Meatballs. Yum.

These are so fresh, so tasty and so good for you!

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I love fresh mint, but before this recipe I couldn’t imagine having it on anything other than a good bit of lamb. This does actually work really well with the lemon and turkey and it’s my new ultimate meatball recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 500g fresh lean turkey mince
  • 1 small red onion, very finely chopped
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten

Steps:

Step One: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, making sure the mint and lemon are spread evenly throughout the turkey mince.

Step Two: Divide into small meatballs. I made about 20 with this amount of meat, but it’s up to you how big you like them! Cover and chill for a couple of hours because they are more likely to hold their shape.

Step Three: Cook! Cook in a frying pan with a little bit of oil (I use my trusted 1 cal spray!) and make sure you turn every couple of minutes. Cooked till piping hot and not pink in the middle.

These are so nice! You could quite easily turn these into some nice burgers as well! 

Homemade mini doughnuts!

I love the fact you can make doughnuts from home!

Don’t get me wrong, we aren’t frying these bad boys, but they still are mini bites of doughnutty deliciousness.

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One of the best baking buys I ever made was a doughnut pan for the oven. They are perfect for parties and little presents, and I’ve got plenty more recipes for making all sorts of little gourmet doughnuts. This is the one I’ve got that works perfectly! I’m sure you’ll be able to find them all over the place by now. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilton-Cavity-Mini-Donut-Pan/dp/B004CYELQ4/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389351958&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=dougnnut+pan

Ingredients (for 12):

  • 75g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 55ml milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • dash of vanilla essence

Step One: Preheat oven to 160 degrees, and lightly brush pan with cooking oil

Step Two: Add all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, making sure its all mixed thoroughly

Step Three: Whisk all the liquid ingredients together and then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly, you should have a moderately runny batter

Step Four: The fiddly bit. Using a teaspoon fill up each of the doughnut cups 3/4 up to top. Bake for 9 minutes, wait to cool and pop them out!

Step Five: Decorate however you want! i just smothered them in melted chocolate….sifting of sugar, runny icing & sprinkles would all suffice as well!