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Oreo Cheesecake (No-bake)


A friend gave me 7 blocks of cream cheese which his uncle gave to him, since he doesn't bake and his mom don't take cheese so he gave them to me. I made Japanese Cotton Cheesecake last weekend which I have forgotten to take any photos of the process or the end product. 

I was contemplating what kind of cheesecake to make as I normally only make the cotton cheesecake and not the no-bake type cheesecake. I have chosen the Oreo Cheesecake which I figure that it can't really go wrong with Oreo. I got the recipe from Happy Home Baking, really cool site with many nice recipes. 


Ingredients:
base:
110g digestive biscuits(about 8 pieces), chopped into fine crumbs
40g melted butter


filling:
300ml whipping cream (chilled, I used Bulla Thickened Cream)
1 tablespoon gelatin powder
3 tablespoon boiling water
10ml lemon juice
250g cream cheese, soften at room temperature
50g icing sugar
45ml fresh milk
1 table spoon vanilla essence
8 pieces of oreo cookies (coarsely chopped, with cream removed)
4 pieces of oreo cookies (finely chopped, with cream removed)(1 piece refers to half of the oreo cookies)


Step 1:
Mix biscuit crumbs & melted butter together and press firmly with the help of a spoon onto the base of a 18cm cake tin. Chill for 30 minutes.

Step 2:
Beat whipping cream with electric mixer until 70% stiff or until mousse-like. Do not over mix. Takes about 2 to 3mins on low speed. Keep in the fridge.

Step 3:
With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese , icing sugar, milk and vanilla essence until smooth & creamy. 
Place gelatin powder, lemon juice & boiling water in a bowl. Heat a pot filled with water until just simmering and place the bowl inside the pot. Dissolve gelatin, lemon juice & boiling water in the bowl. Keep warm. Blend in gelatin solution. 
Blend in whipping cream with a spatula.
Pour half of the cheese mixture into a bowl. Stir in finely chopped oreo cookies. Mix well. Pour the mixture the cake tin. Chill for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle coarsely chopped oreo cookies on top of the first half of cheese mixture which has been chilled. Pour in the remaining half of the cheese mixture. Chill for 3 to 4 hours before serving. Remove from pan and decorate with chocolate shavings or as desired.
Cake turn out to be beautiful and tasty, I added more Oreo crumbs as deco on top. 
Tips:To ensure easy whipping, make sure the cream is chilled. Chill the mixing bowl in the fridge for 15mins before using it to whip the cream. 
To achieve a clean slice, heat up the knife before slicing (eg. soak knife in a cup of hot water or heat over a stove on low heat). Clean the knife after each cut.



My friends loved the cake, it's a simple cake to make and delicious. Try it for yourself... :)