Okay, okay, if we need an excuse here is one. The sly fox recently annihilated our beautiful hens 😦 We grieved for a considerable couple of months, but, on Sunday we replenished our stock and now have three wonderful birds. Fancy Nancy, Willy Wonka (yes!) and Pip!
It is so great to have fresh eggs again, so, in their honour we decided to make something spectacular!
Well we think it is spectacular!
400 g cream cheese
225 g caster sugar
200 ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cornflour
50 g dark chocolate
200 g digestive biscuits
50 g melted butter (clarified)
Preheat the oven to 160. Fill a roasting tin half – way with water and pop this into the oven.
Whiz up the digestives with the butter in a processor. If you don’t have a food processor just bash your biscuits with a rolling pin in a paper bag, then mix with the melted butter.
Pop into the fridge and whip up your filling!
Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. I do this in the kitchen aid but you can also do this by hand.
Add the sugar and vanilla extract and beat. Gradually add the cream and mix some more. Finally add the eggs and cornflour and mix.
Melt the chocolate.
Add the other half of the mix and repeat the swirling pattern again.
Bake in the oven (in the bain marie) for 45 minutes.