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Bannoffeetellacheesecake!

24 Mar

This time the challenge came from my younger son, Peter, who dreamed up the idea of the  ultimate combination of all his favourite things in one cake. Bannoffee pie meets cheesecake meets Nutella. What could I do? Obviously it had to be attempted.

Bannoffeetellacheesecake

Bannoffeetellacheesecake

 

After three months of not baking or even eating anything cake-like I wasn’t even tempted to lick out the bowl or my fingers as I proceeded, so I’m pleased with myself twice over. Firstly for accepting and executing the challenge, and secondly for having one small slice of the finished product and not feeling inclined to pig out on any more.

To make this overindulgent concoction I started with a biscuit base, using about twenty amaretti biscuits, finely crushed and mixed with 50g melted butter. Spread this onto the base of a 23 cm round springform tin and bake for about ten minutes at 180 C to set and crisp up the base. Here’s a little tip – wet your hands under cold running water, shake off the excess then use your cool, damp hands to spread and flatten the biscuit crumbs. Much easier than the back of a spoon.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

Place 500 g  of Philadelphia (or similar cream cheese) into a blender along with a big blob (about 100 g ) of Nutella, three eggs, 170 ml soured cream, 3 Tablespoons self-raising flour and 175 g golden aster sugar, and whizz until smoothly blended.

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When the base is cool. slice 2 large bananas and place on top of the crumb base.

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Then spread half a tin of caramel over the bananas. Keep the remaining half to use later.

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Now pour on the smoothly delicious cheesecake mixture. it will be rather runny at this stage. Carefully place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Keep an eye on it. You want it too be set in the middle but not dried out.

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Leave to cool on a wire rack.  Make sure it is completely cool (I left mine overnight) before decorating . Spread the remaining half tin of caramel on top of the cooled cake. Swirl in a bit of Nutella if you wish, or just finish with a big blob of the stuff. Slice another large banana, sprinkle it with lemon juice to preserve its colour, and use the slices to decorate the top of your cheesecake.

Probably best eaten on the day. I’m not sure how well this will keep – it will probably go a bit gooey. It’s rich and decadent and a little goes a long way, but my sons and their friends gave it the thumbs up, and that’s all that matters.

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