Monday, 8 December 2014

chocolate orange nutella cheesecake.


if you hadn't yet tried the stunning nutella cheesecake a la nigella lawson, you seriously need to get involved. this week i made a chocolate orange twist on the cheesecake recipe with the fabulous new 6 in 1 aura hand blender from russell hobbs

a cheesecake was the perfect recipe to try it out on, since you need to blitz, whip and blend like nobody's business. what's more, the lovely lot over at russell hobbs sent me a personalised nutella. absolute happiness in a jar, with my name on it.



shopping list. 
♥ 250g malted milk biscuits 
♥ 75g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 
♥ 1 x 400 grams jar nutella
♥ zest of a fresh orange
♥ 100g chopped mixed nuts 
♥ 500g cream cheese (at room temperature) 
♥ 60 grams icing sugar



the brilliant aura 6 in 1 blender itself, which proved itself as my sous chef for the afternoon. annoyingly i forgot the whisk attachment on this photograph but as you can see there is also a processing blade, creamer, slicer and shredder. you will also need a springform tin for the cheesecake and a few hours to spare. 

away we go...

step one. blitz the biscuits in a blender with the blade on a medium speed.


step two. add in a tablespoon of the nutella, along with the butter. after a few pulses, add in a a tablespoon of mixed nuts too.



step three. press into your springform cheesecake tin. chill for an hour.


step four. make the filling by creaming together the nutella, cream cheese, icing sugar and fresh orange zest.


step five. pour into your tin over the biscuit base (hopefully it's buttery) and smooth. scatter with nuts and put in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours.


step six. carefully remove from the tin and serve immediately on a pretty stand whilst cool.


what is your favourite cheesecake recipe? have you tried this nigella one? my mum says she's going to try it out with baileys, although perhaps something with ginger or salted caramel would be delicious too. who am i kidding? if nutella is in the ingredients list, of course it would.

note: i was gifted a russell hobbs 6 in 1 blender for purposes of review and was not paid for this post. all opinions are honest and my own. original recipe belongs to queen nigella herself.

10 comments:

  1. Wow this looks incredible and I love the personalised jar!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. Great flavours but I still like white vanilla chocolate and baileys liqueur mmmmmm

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  3. Wow. That blender-whizz-whazzy-whisk thing looks like something Inspector Gadget would own. I love it!

    Great recipe, as usual, I expect nothing less :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I've since used for pasta sauce - very good xx

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  4. This looks yummy, will be giving it a try over Christmas. thanks for sharing

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  5. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I think i'm going to have to try it

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  6. This would be an idea recipe for Valentines which is approaching soon, it contains all my favourite ingredients

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