I have mentioned many times in the past that I hate waste and how I like to use up all those leftovers. Going through the cupboard this week and tidying up after Christmas I found hidden away,
4 chocolate digestive biscuits
1 packet of instant Horlicks
3 Fudge bars and
Half a pack of cream cheese in the back of the freezer.
I thought a cheesecake was in order so I melted a spoonful of brown sugar and a scraping of butter then added the crushed biscuits to make a base.
When the mixture is placed in a loose bottom tin I use damp fingers to spread it out – this means that if there are any lumpy bits, they dissolve with the water and when it dries out after resting, it miraculously turns extra crunchy.
I then broke up the fudge bars, added the Horlicks powder and cream cheese plus a tablespoon of brown sugar (you can add more if you like extra sweetness or leave out if you are being good). Once it had started to melt, I added 1 sheet of gelatin that had been soaking in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.
After a few stirs the mixture was ready, I passed it through a sieve just to make sure there were no lumps, which may have been caused, by the Horlicks powder, but this wasn´t the case. I then transferred to the tin and set aside in the fridge until dinnertime.
When removed from the tin it looked a bit squidgy but with a little longer to set and some cocoa powder to dust, miracles can be worked, and it tasted delicious.