Right, that’s enough, January’s done. Let’s all admit avocado tastes like a bland, wet soap and just EAT EVERYTHING.
Ok, for some reason (let’s blame the weather) but I have gone a tad off the rails with my sugar addiction. This last week has been shameful. Thing is, one cadburys creme egg isn’t a normal chocolate bar size, so three seems about right? And I don’t think mini eggs have calories because they’re just so mini. Just realised we’re no where near Easter yet. This could be a tricky few months…
Anywaaay, it seems a perfect time to share something I attempted for the first time over christmas. In fact, it was my big Christmas responsibility. The dessert. One of my favourite things about going to my hairdressers is because they serve up Lotus caramelised biscuits with their drinks. They are also great at hair, but if they stopped serving these, there would a complaint. Only recently I saw these available to buy in the shops and then I saw a recipe making it into a CHEESECAKE. This is like Christmas every time I make it. Don’t save it for an annual occasion. Go forth and make yourself obscenely happy. And show off to your friends/family with minimal effort…
-150g Digestive biscuits
-150g Lotus Biscoff biscuits
-150g Butter (melted)
-2 x 280g Philadelphia cream cheese
-1 tsp vanilla bean extract
-100g icing sugar
-300ml Double cream
-250g Lotus Biscoff biscuit spread
-Add both the biscuits for the base into a food processor and blitz. If you don’t have a processor, wrap them up in a tea towel, grab a rolling pin, think of someone annoying and let off some steam, smashing them to smithereens! Watch your surfaces and don’t hold me liable for damage. Mix with the melted butter, try and avoid incessant eating (tastes insane) then press down into a tin (8″/20cm deep)
-Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, icing sugar and Biscoff spread with an electric mixer until smooth. Then add the double cream and whisk until it’s thick and holds itself. (If you thought the biscuit base tasted good, licking the bowl of this mix will result in uncontrollable happiness)
-Spread evenly over the biscuit base and chill in fridge for a good 3-4 hours.
Decorate as you ruddy well like! I used the remaining the Lotus biscuits and crumbled them up. But I would go to town, grate some chocolate, throw on whatever delicious treats you can find. Although on it’s own is such a joy in itself , it doesn’t need much assistance….
IT IS SENSATIONAL. And more importantly, super easy. No baking, just a bit of mixing and a lot of spoon licking.