Thursday, 27 August 2015

Duet of Baked Cheesecakes #GBBO Bloggers 2015

I can't actually believe it is week 4 of the Great British Bake Off and this week it is deserts, so many scrummy delights to choose.  I decided to make my hubby's favourite Baked Caramel Cheesecake and mine which is the Strawberry and Vanilla.  Once again a big thank you to Mummy Mishaps for organising the #GBBOBloggers2015 and Michelle for hosting this week.


Baked Caramel Cheesecake
For the base
6oz chocolate digestives
3oz butter melted

For the filling
18oz cream cheese
225ml sour cream
4oz caster sugar
3 eggs
Caramel condensed milk

For the shards
2oz caster sugar
15mls water

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Break up the digestives biscuits until they are like bread crumbs, I place mine in a food bag and use my rolling pin to bash them.
  3. Add the melted butter to the biscuits crumbs and line a greased baking tin (I use a easy release tin). Press the biscuit mixture into the base and sides firmly and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. Once the biscuit base is set, I sat the tin in a tinfoil basket so that when it was placed in my Bain Marie water did not get into the cheesecake.
  5. In a bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream and caster sugar, mix together well, add the eggs.
  6. Place half of the mixture on your biscuit base.
  7. Spoon over some of the caramel condensed milk to make a swirly pattern.
  8. Top up the dish with the remaining cream cheese mixture.
  9. Sit the tin in a tray of water about 1/4 inch deep.
  10. Bake for about 1 hour until just set.  I left my cheesecake in the oven with the door open to allow it to cool.
  11. For the sugar shards I heated up the sugar in a saucepan until it turned into liquid, I then poured this on to some greaseproof paper and left to cool. Once cool you can break it up and use to decorate.


Baked Strawberry & Vanilla Cheesecake
For the base
6oz digestive biscuits
3oz butter melted

For the filling
18oz cream cheese
225ml double cream
4oz caster sugar
8oz strawberries quartered
3 eggs
1 vanilla pod
  1. Repeat steps 1 - 4 above.
  2. In a bowl add the cream cheese, double cream, vanilla pod seeds and caster sugar, mix together well, add the eggs.
  3. Add the strawberries and mix well.
  4. Place the mixture in your biscuit base.
  5. Sit the tin in a tray of water about 1/4 inch deep.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour until just set.  I left my cheesecake in the oven with the door open to allow it to cool.
  7. To decorate use fresh strawberries and icing sugar.
Mummy Mishaps

54 comments:

  1. I don't really like cheese cake but I'll pass this recipe onto my mum as she loves it! X

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  2. Oh my goodness these sound amazing! I love the sound of the baked caramel one.

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  3. These looks amazing sis! You are so clever!! Really really want the caramel one xx

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    1. Not really sis 😊, I will bake you one next time you visit xx

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  4. Ohh this is making my mouth water, what an absolutely delicious looking treat <3 x

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  5. Love cheesecake, and loving the #gbbo of group x

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  6. These look so cute, and very tasty! x

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  7. Mm the caramel cheesecake is really prickling my taste buds! Sounds and looks delicious!

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  8. We absoluetly love GBBO... these cheescakes look amazing! I think you would stand a pretty good chance on the show! I look ofrward to seeing more of your bakes!

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    1. Thank you Claire, I'm afraid I'd be rubbish without a recipe lol x

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  9. I love home made cheesecake! But it never tastes as nice as the shop bought ones. These look nice though

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  10. We love cheesecake - both of these recipes look and sound divine!

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  11. oh well done you for attempting more than one baked cheesecake :) I have to admit that I really like the sound of the caramel one best i think . mmmm they both look good though
    thank you for linking up xx

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    1. Thanks Jenny, I was aiming for a third but due to ill health and currently awaiting an MRI I gave up x

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  12. Mmm these look absolutely delicious! Might have to give these both a go myself!

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  13. I am starving now ! This post should not have been read read at this time !midnight cravings x

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  14. I'm pleased to come across someone else who bakes along with the GBBO. I was planning to make a banana cheesecake this weekend, but I really like the sound of your caramel version. Decisions, decisions

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    1. Good luck with your bake Teresa x

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  15. I adore cheesecake and I would love to make this myself. It looks delicious.

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  16. I am a huge fan of cheesecake but do prefer biscuit bases to pastry for some reason x

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    1. Me too, besides I can't make pastry lol x

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  17. What perfect timing, just for the weekend :D these look soooo nice.

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  18. These both look gorgeous, I've got cheesecake envy now!

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  19. This looks amazing! I really want to learn how to cook/bake more things.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  20. Both cheesecakes must be yummy and they look so pretty.

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  21. Oh wow these looks amazing, that first photo - yummy!! I wish I wasn't so naff at baking! I might have to give the caramel one a go!

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  22. Mmm, this has made me ridiculously hungry! They looks absolutely delicious and I'll definitely be having a go at making them myself

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  23. Two cheesecakes, you're spoiling us :-) I adore cheesecake, I love the dinky size of the ones you have shared with us and specifically the caramel flavoured one.
    Angela x

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  24. I only recently tried cheesecake & it's great! Will have to try this recipe

    Catstello | www.cattitudeandco.uk

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  25. We watched gbbo together this week, the hubby and i, he now wants to attempt his own cheesecake (ho ho ho!! This i gotta see!!), I'll direct him here :)

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  26. We watched gbbo together this week, the hubby and i, he now wants to attempt his own cheesecake (ho ho ho!! This i gotta see!!), I'll direct him here :)

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  27. I made my very first baked cheesecake this week, now I really want to make your caramel one it sounds delicious.

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  28. Oh Wow! They both look lovely. I think that your strawberry one would be my favourite but I think I will have to try the caramel one! #gbbo

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  29. Cathy the caramel cheesecake looks and sounds devine!! Yum! Hazel x

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  30. Yum they look lovely and I love the sound of the caramel cheesecake - heaven! #GBBOBloggers2015

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  31. I would love to try your caramel cheesecake - delish! #GBBObloggers2015

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  32. Ooh, both of these look mega tasty and so pretty! :) #gbbobloggers2015

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