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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars


Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Hello everyone! I hope you all managed to enjoy the festive season. Sod's law I was ill on Christmas Day (just the really horrible cold virus that seems to be doing the rounds), so thankfully my mum was cooking Christmas dinner as I definitely would not have been capable. We hosted a couple of big parties at our house this week and had some of hubby's family over on Boxing Day for food and games, so other than feeling a bit under the weather, it's been a busy couple of weeks.

I'm a bit partied out to be honest and if I never see another buffet again it will be too soon... BUT I will make room for just one more buffet on New Years Eve - a little tradition we have started with the kids. We haven't been out for the past few years and to be honest I think I actually prefer staying in, eating nice food, drinking nice wine and playing some games. Maybe I'm just getting old!

As well as getting old, I also crave routine and order in my life, so I'm REALLY looking forward to the decorations being packed away tomorrow (kids aren't impressed but they go up the first weekend in December so they can't really complain) and the house getting a good clean. Then it's a few more days of eating and drinking what I want before detox January begins. I've done dry January for the past few years as well a bit of a food detox. My body will be craving this come the 1st of January.

As a bit of a last hurrah though, I've made a batch of these yummy white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake bars, ready for our little party on New Years Eve and I'll enjoy them while I'm still allowed to eat naughty things. They are really easy to make, despite the rather long recipe and method and are most definitely worth the effort.

I hope you all have a good new years eve, whether it's an early night with a cup of tea or an all night party with copious amounts of booze! See you on the other side.

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING RASPBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE BARS

  • Try swapping the raspberries for blueberries or strawberries.
  • The bars can be made and then frozen for up to three months. Just take them out of the freezer and allow them to defrost fully before eating.
  • They can be served as part of a buffet or even as a dessert with some clotted cream or ice cream.

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE BARS


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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 45 MINStotal time: 60 mins
An easy raspberry cheesecake bar recipe. Perfect for a buffet dessert.

ingredients:


  • For the raspberry sauce:
  • 100g Raspberries
  • 1 TBSP Caster Sugar
  • 1 TSP Lemon Juice
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 100g Full Fat Soft Cheese
  • 1 TSBP Caster Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • For the base:
  • 225g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 200g Light Muscavado Sugar
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 150g White Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 50g Raspberries

instructions:


  1. Put the raspberry sauce ingredients in a small pan and simmer on a low heat until raspberries burst and turn to a thick sauce. Sieve into a bowl and discard the seeds.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°c  (160°fan) and line a 20 x 30cm brownie tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Beat the cheesecake ingredients in a bowl until smooth and set aside.
  4. For the base mixture, put the butter, sugars and 100g of the white chocolate in a pan and melt on a low heat. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Beat the eggs into the cooled base mix then add the vanilla extract before sifting in the flour and baking powder. Fold in the remaining white chocolate chips and the raspberries then pour into the lined tin.
  6. Spoon the cheesecake mix over the base mix then swirl into the batter. Dollop on teaspoons of the raspberry sauce and swirl again.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool completely in the tin before cutting into squares.


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Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

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Beth Sachs
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