Ugh. Sorry to be a bit bah-humbug and all that, but I do hate Valentine’s Day. Firstly, it reminds me of the years I was single and upset not to get anything, and now it reminds me that I am married, and STILL don’t get anything! Bah-humbug!
But to those of you who still believe…wrap your manicured mitts around these…Mini Love Hearts Cheesecakes. Created by the brilliant Lily’s Sweet Factory – for you, my real Valentine’s.
- 200g original Digestive Biscuits Tesco 59p
- 200g original Philadelphia cheese Tesco £1.75
- 150g double cream Tesco £1.10
- 50g butter melted Tesco £1.19
- 1 pack strawberry or raspberry jelly Tesco 35p for sweetness and setting the cakes – use different flavours if you want the full range of love heart colours.
- Mini heart shaped silicon mould Lakeland £3.99
Crush 200g (almost half a pack) of digestive biscuits in the food processor, add the melted butter to it and mix to get a good base for the cheesecake.
Divide the digestive mix between the moulds and flatten it with the back of a spoon.
Whip the double cream with a hand mixer until you get stiff peaks, then fold the cream cheese into the whipped cream.
Melt the jelly cubes with 100ml of water in the microwave, let it to cool down for a while, then add to the cream mixture.
Now divide the smooth pink mixture between the moulds and flatten the surfaces with the pallet knife.
As we want to take the Mini Love Hearts out of the moulds in a perfect shape, it’s better to freeze them for an hour or two, so you can easily pop the frozen cheesecake out of the moulds, and let them to defrost in the fridge for a while.
Add any love message on the cheese cakes, with paint brush and red edible food colouring paste that you can get from baking shops, such as Cake Kraft. Mine might say something like ‘Get the Hint’ or maybe even ‘Get a Lawyer’.
These are SO easy to make and a definite one to get the kids help on. Let them eat the calories for you too, in case like me, you need to go back on the market for a husband….