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Nutella Cheesecake

This was a massive hit with my family this Christmas… so simple, and so delicious! It’s rich and tastes like something you’d pay for in a restaurant! (so modest, aren’t I?? Haha!)

You can find out how to make it on the Stylist website; it is a Nigella recipe (good old Nigella!! Never lets me down!) – http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/recipes/nutella-cheesecake

I toasted the nuts a bit longer in a dry frying pan before using them in the base or on top.



Low fat fudge brownies

A great recipe from the Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and Easy book.

50ml vegetable/sunflower oil
150g caster sugar
2 medium free-range eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
80g plain flour

Preheat oven to 175c
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and the oil.  Add the eggs and vanilla and keep stiring until it turns a paler colour and is well mixed
Carefully add the cocoa powder with the baking powder and flour, and mix well
Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour the batter into the tin
Bake for approx 15 mins, or until you can insert a skewer in and it comes out virtually clean

This is a fantastic recipe!  I think it’s better than the Nigel Slater one (I had a nightmare with that one!).  I did cheat slightly, by adding some chopped up pieces of chocolate to the top of the mixture before I baked it.  I think that worked out well though.  I have a tendancey to overcook brownies, so I was brave and took these out after about 17 minutes whilst they were still a little gooey.  But they worked really well and I had plenty of compliments!!  And they don’t taste low fat!! x

Marshmallow Fridge Cake

This is one of my favourite recipes ever ever ever!  It’s so ridiculously easy to make, and is a total crowd pleaser!  Whenever i’m invited to a party, i’m always asked “please bring some of your yummy malteser/marshmallow thing!”

100g butter
6 tbsps golden syrup
250g cooking chocolate (milk)
200g crushed digestive biscuits
200g crushed Maltesers
2x handfulls mini marshmallows

Melt the butter, the golden syrup and chocolate over a low heat. When it’s all melted, take off the heat and add the crushed digestive biscuits and crushed Maltesers.  Add the mini marshmallows at the last minute.  Pour into a square, lined baking tin.  Push in a few loose Maltesers and top with hundreds and thousands!  Chill in the fridge then cut up into small squares.  

Keep in the fridge (although it will not last for long!)

You can use white chocolate instead of milk chocolate… you can get white chocolate Maltesers and it works SO well!  Adding some peppermint essence  gives it a little something extra too…!

Let me know how you get on… x