Sunday, April 26, 2015

Candy Bar Pie - - Home Sweet Home Bake Along (24/100)


Things you learn from baking through a book: 1) The author's penchant for certain foods - Home Sweet Home indicates Tarek Malouf is probably a fan of nuts. Peanuts particularly.


2) That some of the recipes are take-offs or variations on other recipes in the book - here the "Candy Bar Pie" is another peanut butter cheesecake - this time without the gelatine, and baked.


3) That you can reuse the things you had leftover from last time for the next derivative bake - with this bake, instead of sprinkling on chopped salted peanuts, I applied a layer of leftover peanut brittle from the peanut butter cheesecake.


4) The authors' blind spots - Home Sweet Home has several recipes where the topping is far beyond what you could ever use - with the peanut butter cheesecake I was swimming in peanut brittle,


with this, the chocolate ganache was so vast a quantity that my cheesecake looks somewhat ridiculous when compared to the light, abstract design in the picture.



On the whole, though, this is a pretty solid bake, and is by far the better of the two peanut butter cheesecakes in this book!


Ingredients:
Crust:
125g oreos
125g digestive biscuits (I used all dark chocolate digestives)
150g unsalted butter (I substituted 75g of butter for 75g of dark chocolate and 2 tsp chocolate-hazelnut spread)
Filling:
3 Snickers bars (I used the "standard" ones - the sort you would pick up from a newsagent)
230g full fat cream cheese
100g caster sugar
80g soured cream
140g crunchy peanut butter
2 large eggs
Topping:
140g dark chocolate chips (I only used 100g and this was still excessive)
2 tablespoons double cream
50g salted peanuts, roughly chopped

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4 comments:

Lucy Parissi said...

This looks a tad lethal but also rather wonderful. Surprised they didn't do better testing for the amounts in the recipes though. Thanks for linking with #CookBlogShare

Beckie said...

It is rather delicious! I wonder if they have scaled from bigger cakes as some of the measurements are a bit irritating for the home cook - two tablespoons of cream here and 1.5 last week for ganaches.

Angela @ My Golden Pear said...

Anything made with Snicker bars is a winner with me. Looks delish! #CookBlogShare

Beckie said...

Thanks Angela!