I shared a recipe yesterday for Baileys Macaroons, which I deconstructed into a boozy Baileys fondue with strawberries and (rather flat !) macaroons. It was my first time cooking with Baileys and it was delicious so I'll be very tempted to try the other recipe they sent me for Baileys Cheesecake. If you like the sound of that, here's the recipe.
Creamy, rich and divinely chocolatey, Baileys Cheesecake really is a little slice of Baileys heaven. Partner Baileys Irish Cream with indulgent chocolate and mascarpone to make a rich and smooth show-stopping edible cocktail for your guests.
50ml Baileys® Original Irish Cream Liqueur
110g Sweet Oat Biscuits
25g Butter, Melted
200g Fromage Frais
100g Dark Chocolate
40g Caster Sugar
100g Dark Chocolate at Least 75% Cocoa
1tbsp Cocoa Powder
1tbsp Crème Fraîche or Cream
0.1 units of alcohol per serving
Crush up the oat biscuits with a rolling pin and mix thoroughly with the melted butter to make the base.
Press the mixture firmly into the base of a 7-inch (18cm) cake tin with 3-inch (7.5cm) high sides. Pre-bake for 20 minutes at 200C/400F/gas mark 6, then remove from the oven to cool. Reduce the oven to 150C/300F/gas mark 2.
Begin making the top layer by melting the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Take care not to let the bowl touch the water, and don't overheat the chocolate as it will separate.
Spoon mascarpone and fromage frais into a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Add eggs and sugar and whisk again before adding melted chocolate and Baileys.
Pour the mixture into the tin, smoothing it with the back of a spoon, and bake in the centre of the oven for 1 1/4 hours. Then turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake inside until completely cold to prevent cracking.
Sprinkle the surface of the cheesecake with chocolate curls or shavings. To make the curls, melt chocolate as before and spread on a smooth flat surface to form a 6-inch (15cm) circle. Chill in the fridge for 45 minutes. Drag a cheese slicer or sharp knife across the surface.
Serve with crème fraiche or cream.
Check out thebar.com for more Baileys recipes and cocktails.