No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

Ingredients
140g unsalted butter
300g digestive biscuit, broken up
500g cream cheese, softened
85g icing sugar
300ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
15 hazelnut chocolate (we used Ferrero Rocher), 5 roughly chopped, remainder reserved, to decorate
4 tbsp hazelnut chocolate spread
25g hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method
STEP 1
Make the cheesecake base: melt the butter in a small pan over a medium heat. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb, add the melted butter and pulse until well combined. Tip into a 23cm springform cake tin and press down firmly into the base. Chill while you make the filling.

STEP 2
Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar in a bowl to soften. Whisk the cream and vanilla in a separate bowl until soft peaks form, then fold into the cream cheese. Stir through the chopped chocolates. Spoon over the biscuit base and smooth with a spatula. Cover with cling film and chill for at least 6 hrs, or overnight.

STEP 3
Once it has set, place the chocolate hazelnut spread in a saucepan and melt over a low heat for 3-4 mins until runny. allow to cool slightly before spreading over the top of the cheesecake. Decorate with remaining chocolates and some chopped hazelnuts. Chill until ready to serve.

Vanilla extract is used in liquid form as an ingredient in sweet dishes and desserts, for the preparation of cakes, pies, puddings, cream and the like. However, this extract also flavors dairy drinks such as liqueur, hot chocolate, homemade wine or sangria. Vanilla extract contains a small amount of B vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, riboflavin and pyrrodixin as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and zinc.