Summer Cheesecakes by Bondi Undercover Baker Mel
Meet beautiful Mel, Bondi Undercover baking angel and cheesecake queen extraordinaire. Here at Bondi Baker, we are obssessed by Mel's skill at creating these exquisite bite sized pieces of heaven, and every cake looks like a mouthwatering piece of finely painted art. Even though I am slightly terrified at using my unfortunately large hands to recreate these, I am definitely going to give it a go as they taste all-kinds-of-unbelievable awesome!!!!
½ packet Arrowroot gluten free biscuits (there are some great versions at health food stores but Mel is hardcore and uses Arnott's Milk Coffee Biscuits)
200g of unsalted butter, melted
14 cupcake baking papers
1 packet Philadelphia cream cheese
300g reduced fat thickened cream
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon gelatine
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chopped mixed fruit (pineapple, strawberries, passionfruit, blueberries)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Jelly and topping (optional)
1 packet jelly of your choice (additional flavours/colours if desired)
1 cup boiling water
200m cold water
Handful of blueberries
Handful of strawberries
The Bondi Baker Method
Step 1- Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Place 14 cupcake baking papers in a muffin baking tin.
Step 2- Crush the milk coffee biscuits in a blender, until fine. Add to melted butter. Press firmly into cupcake baking paper and bake for 10 minutes or until browned slightly; cool.
Step 3- Beat the Philadelphia cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the chopped fruit and vanilla essence.
Step 4- Dissolve gelatine in boiling water and add to the mixture and beat for further five minutes.
Step 5 – Divide mixture evenly into cupcake baking paper ¾ of the way of the tin and refrigerate overnight.
Step 6 – Dissolve the jelly in boiling water, add the cold water and let cool for 15 minutes.
Step 7 – Add toppings to half the cupcakes and top with the cooled jelly mixture. Refrigerate for further 6 hours.
Step 7 – Serve indulgent cheese cake bites, the ultimate crowd pleaser xxx