Originally I was freaking out about food. Yes food. Clearly that's all I think about.
Luckily everything worked out fine. I had a full day of training at work where they provided food (Chinese takeaways for lunch!) then I bought a pre-made quiche for a hens night later that afternoon.
We had friends coming over for dinner on Saturday night, luckily Mr S came to the rescue and made the entire dinner and dessert, including creme brulees, ooh la la.
On Sunday we indulged in the most deliciously fatty fish and chips when we got together with our home group and for dessert I whipped up these cute mini cheesecakes which were deceptively easy to make!
I decided last week that I would start eating healthy again once uni started up (this week), so it makes total sense to eat my body weight in bad food beforehand right?
These cheesecakes truly saved me though. I thought I wasn't going to have enough time to make anything! I looked up how to make a cookies and cream cheesecake but after reading about water baths and jiggly-ness I decided it was too-hard-basket.
These cute little cookies and cream cheesecakes are bite sized and topped with cream which helps to offset that tangyness of the cream cheese. Just perfect.
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
22 Oreos (16 whole, 6 chopped coarsely)
450g Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 t Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1/2 C Sour Cream
Pinch of salt
1 C Cream
16 Mini Oreos
- Preheat oven to 135 degrees C and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases.
- Place one Oreo in each cupcake case.
- Beat cream cheese until smooth and gradually add sugar.
- Add vanilla and mix until combined.
- Gradually add eggs to mixture and beat until combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.
- Add sour cream and salt and mix until combined
- Add chopped Oreoas and stir in by hand.
- Spoon mixture into cupcake cases until almost full.
- Bake for approximately 22 minutes or until filling is set.
- Let cool in tins then refrigerate for at least four hours (it's best left overnight).
- Whip cream until it holds it shape and pipe small swirls in the middle of each cheesecake.
- Top with a mini Oreo and enjoy!
Who knows what this weekend will bring. Probably a whole lot more food, there seems to be a theme there.
As it is Mothers day this weekend it'll have to involve cake. What are your plans for this weekend? Anything food related?