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!

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)
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
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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Unknown 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!