Well what’s a home cooking blog without a recipe that has something to do with the sacred chocolate that is Caramilk? Answer: A not very good one. This is the second time this year that Cadbury has released the caramel & white chocolate blocks, and it is a sure fire favorite among chocoholics. I would personally describe Caramilk as tasting very much like traditional white chocolate, however with a lot more depth and sweetness. The Caramel flavor is only hinted through each square, but the balance and consistency make for a tasty chocolate treat.
If you keep an eagle eye out whilst you scan the supermarket shelves, you’ll notice some other products have infused Caramilk into their products. And one that I used today was Caramilk Philadelphia Cream Cheese to make a Caramilk Cheesecake topped with Caramilk ganache.
The first thing I did before creating this original recipe see how Philadelphia came up with their own 4 step method in creating their own Caramilk Cheesecake. You can check it out by following the link here: https://www.philly.com.au/recipe/caramilk-cheesecake . If you follow this recipe your cheesecake will look something like this below, but it sure wont taste like the Philly recipe.
I originally intended on just following their recipe and not creating anything original for this particular post – however I ran into a problem, I only had half of the required 500g of Caramilk Philadelphia cream cheese. With a lack of the required ingredients, and nowhere that currently stocks more this is where the creativity starts.
Thanks also to Ashleigh for helping me out in the kitchen on this one, and for my little Charlie for being the first taste tester, however choosing canned whipped cream over more cheesecake.
You’re going to get: Cheesecake serves approx. 10 slices.
Cost of ingredients: $37.20
2 cups (240g) of Scotch Finger biscuits (or sweet biscuit variety) crushed into crumbs $3.00
125g unsalted butter melted $2.80
395g Sweetened Condensed Milk $3.20
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence $7.00
3 teaspoons Gelatine Powder stirred until dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water $3.70
250g of Philadelphia Caramilk flavored Cream cheese, softened to room temperature $4.30
250g of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature $4.30
1 block of Cadbury Caramilk Chocolate $3.00
1/4 cup of thickened cream $2.90
175g of Cadbury Caramilk Chocolate $3.00
*leave four squares of chocolate aside to shave for garnish.
What you gotta do
Here we are playing around with how to present the Caramilk Ganache on top of the Cheesecake. In the end we decided to layer the whole top with Ganache.
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