I love food, I love cooking, I love baking!!! There is just something about the smell of freshly baking cookies and cake that seems to call to me every time. It is almost an obsessive need to flow with that scent that lingers in the air and just have it all around you all the time. Baking was something I had grown up around and pretty much forgotten about since awhile. I have had my mum experiment with so many different cakes and dishes which made me want to try some for myself.
1.For the base, crush the biscuits and mix them with the melted butter.
Press into the bottom of a 20cm spring-form tin. Chill.
2.For the filling, mix the sugar, cream cheese and seeds from the vanilla
pod together. Whisk the lemon juice with the cream and crème fraîche to soft
peaks. Fold everything together. Keep the mixture cool until you need it, but
don't chill it.
3.For the swirl, melt the cream and chocolate together in a bowl set over
a pan of simmering water. Cool the mixture until it is cold enough not to melt
the filling and thick enough to hold a trail.
4.Spoon or pipe a layer of cheesecake mix over the biscuit base, then
drizzle a thin stream of chocolate mix in a swirl on top, then repeat until you
have three layers of each. Stick a thin knife blade or skewer into the
cheesecake and swirl the mixtures together. Don't be tempted to smooth the
surface down or it will look muddy. Chill for at least 5 hours and keep chilled
until you need to cut it.