Monday, 3 August 2009

Baileys Cheese Cake

My hairdresser Wendy gave me this recipe at Christmas time. It is so quick and easy. Quick and easy is always good at Christmas. It was such a hit I made it today for the family who have a habit of dropping by for dinner. Very very rich unhealthy and huge in calories. If you want healthy don't eat dessert. Have an apple. It takes but a few minutes to throw together and just needs a little chill in the fridge.

Baileys Cheese Cake

500g/1lb 4 oz Philadelphia Cheese
100g/40z icing sugar
250mls/9fl oz/1 cup double/heavy cream
Baileys Irish Cream to taste


Base

15 digestive biscuits
50g/2 oz melted butter

Method

Crush the digestive biscuits into fine crumb and mix with the melted butter. I did this in the food processor.
Press into the bottom of a 20cm/8" springform cake tin

Mix all the other ingredients together in a large bowl.
Beat until smooth, thick and well combined
Pile on top of the biscuit base
Chill in the fridge until needed
That's it

I decorated it with bits of chocolate. I just spread strips of melted white,milk and dark chocolate on the work top then when it was hard scraped it up with a palette knife to make splinters. I had too much so I popped the extra in a jar for another day.

24 comments:

Gloria said...

Brenda, this is amazing!!! really love Baileys, so as a cheese cake is wonderful!! looks lovely! xoxoGloria

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Bailey's and cheesecakes are two of my favorite things.... A delicious treat! Now, I'm drooling!!!

Cheers,

Rosa

Mary said...

Brenda this cheesecake is amazing , it looks so professional ...i love it!

Clabby said...

I have two mini bottles of Baileys in my cupboard for this very purpose - you've reminded me that I must put them to use. I love the way it's all swirly - I always do mine in a springform tin but this is much prettier.

George said...

Brenda this looks fabulous. I can't believe how simple it is to make.

Grannymar said...

I am peeping through the fence at this one and eating my apple! :(

I would love to be able to eat it.

Kelly-Jane said...

I love a Bailey's cheesecake, your presentation is really beautiful here :)Well done.

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Gloria and Rosa - If you like Baileys you will like this. I put a fairly generous slug in the cake.

@ Mary - Thank you mary :)

@ Clabby - The swirls were just made with a skewer after I took it out of the tin.

@ George - It is so simple. I think it would work quite well with other flavours too.

@ Grannymar - Oh bless you with your apple. Strangely I am not a huge fan of sweet things. Maybe we could swap places :)

@ Kelly - Thank you :)

Maria♥ said...

Wow oh wow, that looks delish!

Maria
x

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Maria - Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I like the idea that you add "Bailey`s to taste" This looks so scrummy.

Karens Kitchen

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Karen - Throw the whole bottle in LOL

Indigo said...

Apples be damned, this looks glorious! Definitely saving this recipe, it looks like it should be outlawed... I approve!

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Indigo - I am glad you approve ;)

Nickki said...

Oh WOW Granny, what a gorgeous cheesecake! I am drooling over that picture lol. I love Bailey's and I am definitely going to try this recipe very soon :)

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This looks really pretty...and can't believe how simple it is. Reminds me a bit of the cheesecake from Nigella Express. Your hairdresser is a keeper :)

Coby said...

ROFL! I see in my mind a plate with a slice of this cheesecake in one hand, and a plate with an apple on t'other, am I weighing this decision carefully? NOPE - I've already half-finished the cheesecake!

Tríona said...

Brenda it looks yum, Bailey's cheesecake is the dessert I always make for my friends when I'm visting them. I love it! You say you put it in a tin, how did you get the swirl look on it on the sides, because it looks fab!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Triona I just swirled it a bit with a skewer when I took it out of the tin :)

The Caked Crusader said...

wow - what a stunning looking cheesecake! Your swirly decoration is fab! Bet it didn't taste bad either!!!

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Cakedcrusader - Thanks for dropping in. Yes it does taste good. I had a wee look round your blog and it looks lovely :)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh Granny this is just one spectacular cheesecake!!! I just love the addition of Baileys -YUM

Anonymous said...

hi Brenda its wee Wendy your hairdresser i cant believe so many people love my cheesecake!! maybe they should try my shortbread too!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Hi Wendy I did tell you it was popular :) Great to see you here. I am going to try your shortbread without a doubt x