Oreo Hot Chocolate

Happy Wednesday all! Today’s recipe is Oreo Hot Chocolate – made with 85% dark chocolate this is not a regular hot chocolate – it’s a pure delight.

Oreo Hot Chocolate

It’s topped up with whipped cream and a few Oreo biscuits, oh and a chocolate bar on a side, you know, just in case. 🙈 I’m not gonna talk about health benefits and calories (duh, obviously) here but this will definitely warm you up. 😀 And it’s a real treat. I honestly, couldn’t finish the whole glass, even though I’m a true chocolate lover, that’s how intense it was. I should’ve probably made them smaller or may be divided the chocolate between three glasses. Anyway, this was by far the best hot chocolate I’ve ever tried.

Oreo Hot Chocolate

All you have to do is to simply melt some good quality dark chocolate with milk, simple as that. Make sure to use chocolate with at least 75% cocoa solids, less than that it’s not really dark, as far as I know. I’m sure it’ll taste amazing with milk chocolate too though. 😋

Oreo Hot Chocolate

Here’s how to make the Oreo Hot Chocolate

Oreo Hot Chocolate

Oreo Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 100g good quality dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids at least)
  • 400ml milk
  • whipping cream
  • a couple of chocolate bars ( such as Twix)
  • 4-5 Oreo biscuits

Instructions

  1. Heat a pot with the milk and gently melt the chocolate, stirring all the time.
  2. Pour in a few cups, add some whipping cream and crushed Oreo biscuits and finish off with a chocolate bar on a side.
  3. Enjoy it hot!
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This recipe was inspired by my recent trip to Belgium. I don’t think I’ve actually mention about that here, oops. 😆 So, yes, in a few words, we spent (my whole family) a few days in Brussels enjoying the city and some great food. I also had an amazing hot chocolate there but to be honest this one is even better, probably because it’s even more intense and chocolatey. There’s no secret to make a good hot chocolate really – simply use good quality chocolate! Or I might use a secret ingredient, who knows? 😄

Oreo Hot Chocolate

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming very soon. Meanwhile, stay warm and have some hot chocolate. 😘

Oreo Hot Chocolate

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe is Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds – another Christmas inspired recipe that is so tasty I simply can’t get enough of it. 🙈

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Not only these flapjack bites are generously soaked in butter but they’ve got a thick layer of milk chocolate. At least the oats, dry fruit and seeds are on the healthy side so I think it balances things out. 😆

I used cranberries, goji berries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. The result was crunchy, sweet and buttery flapjack bites – perfect as a snack, dessert or whenever you crave something sweet and crunchy.

They are suitable for freezing which I did so I still have some of these beauties left. I munch on them almost everyday. But seriously, what’s not to love about them.

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Oh, I forgot to mention.. I also added some raw cashew nuts in the mixture and desiccated coconut. You can really add any seeds, nuts or dry fruit you fancy. And did I mention there’s no cooking involved? Yay! What you have to do is to simply mix all the ingredients together, empty in a tray and freeze for a couple of hours. That’s all, simple as that.

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

It seems to me the more Christmas is approaching the more sweet and indulgent stuff I’m making. I usually don’t make that much but now th kids want to make Christmas cookies, festive hot chocolate, Christmas cupcakes and whatnot. So it’s kinda inevitable at the moment. But we don’t complain, we really enjoy trying what we’ve made, especially the kids. And that’s what Christmas is all about, isn’t it

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Here’s how to make the Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

Ingredients

  • 250g oats
  • 100g milk chocolate, melted
  • 200g butter, melted
  • 3tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 100g raw cashew nuts
  • 2tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 50g dry goji berries
  • 50g dry cranberries

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients, apart from the chocolate, together.
  2. Pour in a tray and freeze for a couple of hours.
  3. Take out of the freezer and add a thick layer of the milk chocolate on top. Freeze for an hour.
  4. Cut in small bites, if wished.
  5. Enjoy!
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Milk Chocolate Flapjack with Goji Berry, Cranberries & Seeds

I hope you guys like this recipe and try it at home. Stay tuned for more tasty recipes coming very soon. xx

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

Happy Saturday all! Today’s recipe is Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins – and let the festive season begins! 😀

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

As you can see these Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins are loaded with chocolate, like lots of it so that’s enough of a good reason for me to make them this festive season. They’re one of the simplest muffins I’ve ever made. It only takes 15 minutes for them to cook. I think it actually takes more time to make them look like Christmas trees. I used some desiccated coconut hoping to make them look like snowy Christmas trees. 🙂

It’s a great way t get your kids involved and leave them to decorate the muffins. They probably won’t look like Christmas trees at the end but that’s ok. 😀 This reminds me, I should make some Christmas cookies as my kids love decorating them.

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

No matter how healthy we’re trying to be, it’s this time of the year again and there’s always something sweet and naughty to try so that’s a tricky task. Seriously, what’s Christmas without some indulgent food (ok, probably too much of it). But hey, there’s January, it’s usually when people make their New Year’s resolutions so it’s a good time to get back in shape. 🙂 Till then, let’s just try to find a healthy balance.

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

Here’s how to make the Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

Ingredients

  • 100g flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 300g hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 300g cream cheese
  • 2tbsp instant coffee
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • desiccated coconut for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix the eggs and sugar. Add the flour, baking powder and oil. Mix well.
  3. Mix the instant coffee with 3tbsp of water and add it to the bowl.
  4. Empty the muffin mixture in a grease muffin tray and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Leave the muffins to cool down.
  6. Gently cut their tops and put on a side. Mix the chocolate and cream cheese together and using a piping bag swirl some chocolate, add the lid and add more chocolate.
  7. Decorate as you wish and sprinkle some desiccated coconut.
  8. Enjoy!
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Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

I hope you guys like this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming in the next few days. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend and treat yourself with some delicious food. xx

Mocha Christmas Tree Muffins

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Happy Monday guys! Today’s recipe is Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake – so creamy, chocolatey and simply irresistible!

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

I’m telling you guys, this cake is just perfection – biscuit layers, with mascarpone and cream, pumpkin & of course, lots of chocolate. Oh, and on top – my fav caramelized pecans. We really enjoyed this cake and I honestly had a bit too many pieces, but it really was amazing.

It’s also so simple to make, I actually used digestive biscuits for the layers, soaked in some strong espresso & brandy mix. So no flour, no baking, no fuss really. The other main ingredients are the mascarpone & cream mixture, pumpkin and some chocolate spread (like a jar of it 😀 ). This beautiful cake was topped up with some caramelized pecans for a crunchy finish.

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

I have originally seen the recipe in a website and I thought this all sounded pretty delicious so I couldn’t wait to try it. I’ve changed quite a few thing but I got the main idea from there.

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Here’s how to make the Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Ingredients

  • 400g tea biscuits or similar
  • 200ml espresso
  • 50ml brandy
  • 300 pumpkin, cooked
  • 500g Mascarpone
  • 200ml double cream
  • 100g sugar
  • 300g chocolate spread
  • 100g pecans
  • sugar for caramelizing

Instructions

  1. Mix the coffee and brandy.
  2. In a bowl, mix the Mascarpone, cream & sugar.
  3. Dip the biscuits in the coffee mixture and start making a layer - biscuits first, pumpkin, chocolate & finally the Mascarpone layer. Repeat.
  4. Place the pecans in a pan, add a bit of sugar and caramelize them for a few minutes. Add on top of the cake.
  5. Refrigerate for at least three hours.
  6. Enjoy!
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What I really love about this cake is that the more it stays in the fridge, the tastier it gets. The biscuits really soften and soak the espresso & brandy mixture. It tastes so much better in a few days time (not that anyone could wait that long :-D).

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for more yummy recipes coming very soon. I’m really into party/festive recipes at the moment ( 7 weeks till Christmas yay!) so make sure to check my blog. I promise they’ll be very tasty and simple to make and your friends and family will simply love them. 🙂 If you don’t want to miss a post, simply hit the subscribe button. 🙂 I hope you all have a lovely and productive week. xx

Pumpkin & Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe is Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers – spicy, tasty and a must for your party!

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

I absolutely love these green hot peppers! Unfortunately, they are really hard to find fresh here in the UK. So you can understand my excitement when I found these spicy beauties in one of my local shops – all fresh, dark green and just waiting to be picked up. 🙂 This is what I did. I actually got quite a lot but used them all up. We had an absolute feast with these – added them (like lots of them!) on BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos(I really wanted to share the recipe with you but it was a very late Sunday night and we were just getting ready to watch a movie and all I wanted was to dive in this super yummy tray with nachos :-), but I promise I’ll share the recipe soon. 🙂 Ok, where was I..? Apart form using the jalapenos on almost everything I also made some stuffed ones which turned absolutely amazing. We all love jalapeno poppers but I wanted to try something a bit different that would be tasty and perfect for entertaining friends and family( the festive season is coming!).

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

I made salsa with tomatoes, peppers & avocado. The yellow peppers I used taste very different to the jalapeño so it worked fine (in case you’re wondering 🙂 ). Then I added some juicy shrimps that I simply sweated a bit with garlic. Of course, everything was finished up with some cheese. Pop it in the oven for a few minutes and enjoy!

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

A quick tip or two: To take some of the heat off of the peppers serve with sour cream. Also, take care when deseeding and cutting these hot beauties, meaning use gloves. I remember years ago, cutting kilos of them without using gloves. Not a good idea, I was on fire, literally, I even thought going to the hospital. Luckily my hands were on fire for a few hours only. People learn from their mistakes, right! 🙂

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Here’s how to make these Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Ingredients

  • about 10 jalapenos, deseeded & cut in halves
  • about 20 shrimps, cooked for a few minutes with garlic
  • 1/2 yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 100g mild Cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Combine to tomato, pepper, onion, garlic & avocado, season with salt and pepper and add lemon juice. Mix well.
  3. Fill in the peppers with the salsa.
  4. Add a shrimp on each and everyone of them and top up with some grated cheese.
  5. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve with some sour cream.
  7. Enjoy!
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Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we did. Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes coming very soon. xx

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Happy Tuesday all! Today’s recipe is No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets – indulgent and easy to make treat especially for those of you who love coconut! There’s lots of it! It’s actually the main ingredient. 🙂

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I didn’t add any sugar but there’s a bit of milk chocolate in there, not that much really. Also I used coconut oil (quite a lot of it) for even more intense coconut flavour. And for helping these sweets to stick together. The almonds I put are more like a decoration but they gave a nice crunch to the sweets. Really basic recipe but sooo delicious. It reminded me of my favourite chocolates  (Lindt, the coconut bonbons), mine tasted as good as them, I promise!

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Here’s how to make these No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

Ingredients

  • 200g coconut, desiccated
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 3tbsp coconut oil
  • raw almonds for decoration

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a tray.
  4. Add an almond on each of the sweets and press gently to stick the almond.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour.
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No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I can’t believe Easter is over and there’s another week off coming that I need to start planning and organising about. I’m talking about the Summer half-term. I do hope the weather will be much better than it is now so we could spend more time outside. And April is almost gone! Seriously? The time does fly. Sometimes I just wish to stop that ( especially the fact that the kids are growing so fast, too fast I’d say). But this is what life is bout, right! OK, I think I need to move back to the recipe now.

This is one of the laziest and tastiest sweets I’ve made. I’m not really into baking and making sweets (on the other side I bake every week), but as we all have sweet tooth I have to make sweet stuff too. Baking is quite precise, isn’t it. Well, I’m the opposite. That’s why baking and me don’t get along (sometimes). 🙂

No Bake Coconut Milk Chocolate Sweets

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Stay tuned for more simple and delicious recipes!

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Happy Thursday all ! Today’s recipe is Gingerbread Cheesecake with Chocolate Swirls. It’s rich, creamy and super indulgent – exactly what we need for the festive season or what we wish for. 🙂 And it’s so aromatic, with a mixture of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. For me, this is the smell  of Christmas. 🙂 I absolutely love these spices, and it seems I use them quite often over the festive period. And of course, you could not not make some gingerbread men cookies. We still haven’t done these, but it’s on my to cook list. On the other side, my little helper helped me to make indulgent chocolate and pistachio cups and Christmas cupcakes. I’m not sure whether she enjoyed more the cooking and decorating process or the testing. 🙂 Either way, it’s always fun to cook with your little one, isn’t it. 🙂 Stay tuned for more Festive recipes coming your way very soon. 🙂

 

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Oh, and I forgot to mention, this is a no bake cheesecake (as most of my cheesecake recipes) so it’s really simple to make, it only requires refrigerating for a few hours. I don’t think I’ve actually done many cheesecake recipes that require baking. There are probably not any on my blog, now that I think about it. Do you bake your cheesecakes? 🙂 I love all these no baking recipes, they’re just make everything quicker and easier so wherever possible, I ‘cheat’ a bit. 🙂

Gingerbread Cheesecake

I was thinking to add some salted caramel on top but at the last minute changed it to milk chocolate swirls. Both versions are delicious, I guess I was feeling more chocolatey that day. 🙂 Let me tell you about these chocolate swirls – they are so soft and creamy and taste like pure heaven. I used lots of double cream and chocolate to make them, and I made the quite big as you can see, but this made this Gingerbread Cheesecake divine.

I should warn you, this is definitely not light and guilt free, but it’s not Christmas everyday. And a small piece of this amazing Gingerbread Cheesecake won’t do any harm, or may be two small pieces. 🙂

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Here’s what you need for this No Bake Festive Cheesecake.

Gingerbread Cheesecake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time:
Total time:
Ingredients
  • 300g ginger biscuits, crushed
  • 300g cream cheese
  • 2 cups double cream
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp ginger
  • 1tsp cloves
  • 1tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine the ginger biscuits with melted butter and layer them in a baking tray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, half of the double cream and spices. Mix well.
  3. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
  4. To make the chocolate swirls – beat the cream until thick, melt the chocolate and add to the cream. Mix well.
  5. Use a piping bag to make the swirls.

Tip: If you wish, you can use some gingerbread men cookies or sugar canes to decorate the cheesecake, or any other edible Christmas decoration. I’ve used all of mine so I didn’t have any on that  day but it’ll look lovely, I’m sure.

Gingerbread Cheesecake

 

Slow Cook Pork Stew with Dumplings

Happy Wednesday all! I have a very comforting and heart-warming Pork Stew with Onion Seed Dumplings for you today! It’s exactly what we need in this weather 🙂 It’ll  definitely make you feel better and warmer. And the best part are the all butter dumpling that are so buttery and so good soaking all the juices from the stew. Oh, and the second best part is that you actually make the stew in a slow cooker, so it’s very simple and straightforward. Seriously, if you don’t won one of these already, you definitely need to get one. It just makes your life easier and your food tastier 🙂 All you need to do is to dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and just relax. Well, make sure to stir it from time to time though as it may burn (I know from experience).

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Pork Stew with Onion Seed Dumplings

It was the first time I used swede in a stew and to be honest, I was a bit sceptic about it, but as it happens most of the times, I loved it. I can’t believe I’ve neglected it and used it in salads mostly. Believe me, guys, it tastes amazing in stews, especially in a Slow Cooked Pork Stew 🙂 I’d describe the taste as a mixture of pumpkin and sweet potato.

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Pork Stew with Onion Seed Dumplings

Oh, and a little info on a side, you might wonder what the yellowish colour is form? I didn’t use turmeric but I used a tiny bit of a seasoning I got from Spain. It turns out, it’s actually meant to add colour to the dishes, not really flavour. Well, it really added colour to the Pork Stew 🙂

I used lots of other spices and herbs so this is like an explosion of flavours – there’s cumin, bay leaves, paprika, black pepper and nutmeg. This definitely made the dish so warming and simply delicious.

So, let’s get to the butter dumplings now 🙂 I’m pretty sure, from now on, I’ll add these to all my stews. They turned out so soft and purely tasted like butter. And I loved the onion seeds I added all over them (I’ve never used onion seeds before but saw them in my local store and decided to give them a go). Isn’t it great when you discover new ingredients and use them in your recipes? 🙂

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Pork Stew with Onion Seed Dumplings

If you’d rather use beef, that is fine, depending on the cut though, it’ll much likely take more time to cook it. But doest it really matter when you use the slow cooker 🙂

When I think about it, fish would be good too 🙂 I know, there are many options, but I recommend trying this Pork Stew first. You won’t regret it, you might even love it 🙂

Check below for ingredients and instructions to make this easy Pork Stew with Onion Seed Dumplings.

Ingredients:

  • 500g pork, cut in chunks
  • 1 carrot, roughly cut
  • 1 swede, cut in pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil

For the dumplings:

  • 150g flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 125g cold butter
  • 2tbsp onion seed

Preparation:

  1. Simply combine all the stew ingredients in the slow cooker, add about 2 cups of water and cover. Cook for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add more water.
  2. To make the dumplings – combine the ingredients with the cold butter and add some warm water in order to make a smooth dough. Shape up small balls and sprinkle onion seeds all over them.
  3. Add the dumplings to the stew and cook for another 40 minutes or until ready. Make sure to stir the stew so it won’t burn.

MeatlessMonday: Spinach & Mushrooms Spaghetti Squash

Happy Sunday all! If you’re still debating on what to make for supper, here’s an easy and tasty idea – Spaghetti Squash with lots of Parmesan Cheese and Mushrooms and Spinach!

For some reason, I’ve been using lots of Parmesan cheese lately. Not only I use it with pasta, but it seems I sprinkle it on almost everything. But it just tastes good, and it tastes good on almost everything 🙂

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I hope you all had a great weekend and are getting ready to start the week ahead. Or not really 🙂 The point is you need delicious and heart-warming food to make you feel good and warm and to get you ready for Monday. This is where you’re checking my daily recipe 🙂 Just joking. Seriously though, it’s a quick recipe but will definitely warm you up and make you feel better, or at least not hungry 🙂

It’s incredibly easy recipe, and really comforting. I was quite generous on the cheese, but this is how I like my spaghetti squash 🙂

spaghetti squash

The easiest way to make them is to roast the squash and then kind of shred it with a fork so you get your ‘spaghetti’. Skipping the shredding part and you’ll make a beautiful stuffed squash. Not big of a difference really. It’s just when making spaghetti squash, the actual squash is mixed with the other ingredients, whilst a stuffed squash, the ingredients are on top and you get the tasty squash hidden underneath. 🙂 Here you can check my Sautéed Mushrooms & Millet Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe. It is simple and delicious! And for those of you unfamiliar with millet, it’s similar to quinoa and couscous, may be just a bit creamier consistency. And as quinoa, millet’s got numerous health benefits so combined with a butternut squash it is a nutrient and healthy meal.

spaghetti-squash

Here’s what you need for the Spaghetti Squash.

Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 100g spinach
  • 150g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Wash the squash, cut in half and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and lay on a baking tray. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the squash is cooked.
  4. Start shredding the squash by using a fork.
  5. Heat a pan with olive oil and gently sweat the spinach, mushrooms & garlic. Season with salt and pepper and leave for about 10 minutes. Remove from the hob.
  6. Fill in the squashes, mixing gently all the ingredients. Add the Parmesan cheese on top and cook in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Tip: If you prefer, you can scoop out the spaghetti squash and serve them in a plate but I personally love them in their squash! Plus it looks more authentic, doesn’t it? 🙂

Also make sure you eat these straight from the oven. They must be piping hot so you can fully enjoy them, and the melted cheese, of course. 🙂 You can always preheat them but it’s not the same taste.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Happy Monday guys! I feel I’m a little behind with my pumpkin recipes this year but that needs to be changed. To start with, I made this amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake but, take a note of this, with a real pumpkin. Not that the ones in tins are not real What I mean is, instead of buying tinned pumpkin puree (which to be honest I haven’t seen here in the UK) I used my own pumpkin. Well, the only thing I had to do is to cook it and puree it. And I think the cheesecake actually tastes lighter this way and you can actually tell there’s a pumpkin mixed in there.

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This Pumpkin Cheesecake does not require any baking. I decided against using eggs and baking the cheesecake to make my life easier. Plus, to be honest, it was already late at night and I really wanted to et to bed and Netflix:-)

However, you need to leave it to rest in the fridge for a few hours, overnight is perfect. And be careful, mine started melting quickly, so don’t take it out of the fridge unless you’re gonna eat it.

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I also added some chocolate on top, kind of attempted marbling it too. Dark chocolate is the best with pumpkin, but milk chocolate tastes good too(because all chocolate is just divine) I used the second one, simply because that’s what I had in my kitchen cupboard and was in the middle of making the cheesecake. That reminds me, I need to restock my kitchen cupboard.

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To sum up, this Pumpkin Cheesecake is like most of the cheesecakes recipes I’ve made, the only difference, there’s a pumpkin whipped in and of course, it tastes like pumpkin, autumn, cinnamon, Halloween and everything orange and pumpkin you can think of:-)

Here’s what you need for this amazingly simple and delicious cheesecake.

Ingredients:

  • 300g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 300g pumpkin, cooked
  • 400g cream cheese
  • 200ml double cream
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp cloves
  • 200g milk chocolate, melted

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Preparation:

  1. Combine the biscuits with butter and layer them on a springform cake tin covering the bottom with baking paper in advance.
  2. Whip the cream, cream cheese, pumpkin and seasoning together. Make sure to mix well.
  3. Pour over the biscuit layer and even the surface. Add the melted chocolate on top and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.

Enjoy!

Tip: Why not try some of these pumpkin recipes next time:

Pumpkin & Honey Cheesecake

The Ultimate Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin & Lentil Cheesy Bake

Pumpkin & Shrimp Soup

Succulent Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin & Spinach Terrine Bread

Pumpkin & Feta Cheese Muffins

Wow! Now that I look above, it seems I’ve got quite a few pumpkin recipes! And all of them are quick and easy and taste divine. However, there are still so many other pumpkin recipes I’d like to make so stay tuned for these! Meanwhile. get your own pumpkin, carve it and keep the meat to make one of the above recipes:-)