Chocolate and hazelnut mini cheesecakes

    Chocolate and hazelnut mini cheesecakes

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    A beautiful mascarpone cheesecake with chocolate and hazelnuts for a special occasion. This is assembled directly on to the serving plates using metal rings..like the rings they sell for poaching eggs.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 125g amaretti biscuits, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon (20g) unsalted butter, melted
    • 125g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) whipping cream
    • 125g mascarpone, beaten
    • 60g hazelnuts, roasted and finely chopped
    • 30g fresh raspberries
    • 2 mint sprigs for garnish

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed biscuits and melted butter.
    2. Place a 7.5cm metal ring onto 2 dessert serving plates. Divide the biscuit mixture between the two serving rings. Using the back of a spoon, press the biscuit mixture down to cover the base of the ring. Chill.
    3. Melt the chocolate in a small heat-proof bowl over a small pot of gently simmering water. Remove the bowl from the heat and allow to cool a little.
    4. In a medium bowl whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold the mascarpone into the cream. Gently fold in three-quarters of the melted chocolate and the nuts until evenly blended.
    5. Divide the chocolate mixture between the two serving rings. Level off the tops with the back of a table knife.
    6. Using a hot cloth warm the outside edge of the metal ring (to help it expand a little) and remove. Serve the cheesecakes and drizzle with the remaining melted chocolate.
    7. Garnish with the raspberries and mint.

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    This dish is very good for what it is. No fuss, little prep, no set/bake time, serve instantly and presentation is great. The only added extra I did with this one was to roughly crush some more hazelnuts and sprinkle over top of the raspberries. I highly recommend this dish if you are short on time but need a good desert. I will definitely make this one again - 20 Feb 2013

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