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Chocolate Kiwi Cheesecake

12 September 2013

Wow, its day 4 already of the Zespri challenge! And I can't thank all of you enough for all your sweet support already! You guys have been so great! So I made this for you:


And the best news is, it is no bake. NO EFFORT! Just pure indulgence.


SO - indulge yourself! Whip up some cream...


...and in a seperate bowl combine some cottage cheese, condensed milk and lemon juice, and fold into the cream.

Hydrate some gelatin, fold into the cheese cake mixture, and then fold in some melted dark chocolate.

Pour into an easy biscuit base made of tennis biscuits (or graham crackers) and melted butter and....

That's it!


Oh wait! I am forgetting the kiwi.


Do you know that you can peel a kiwi with ease - with a spoon! Yip - stay tuned for a video of that. (And a video of the cut and scoop method that can win you one of those R1000 Yuppie Chef vouchers!)

So after peeling, just slice up and plop on top.


Simple and sweet. Oh yes, now its time to pop into the fridge to set. And then 1-2 hours later - you can give into your need for cheesecake!


P.s - if you thought this was awesome, you may want to check these other kiwi treats:

 Chocolate & Kiwi Cheesecake Printable
Source: Bits of Sunshine Original
Yield: 1 large cheesecake or 8 miniature cheesecakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes

Biscuit Base:

1 packet tennis biscuits / graham crackers
125g melted butter
Crush biscuits and mix with butter
Press in a greased dish

Cheesecake Filling
1 tub cottage cheese (250g)
250ml whipped cream (heavy cream)
125ml lemon juice
1 tin condensed milk
20ml gelatine powder
60ml water
200g melted dark chocolate
2-4 Zespri Kiwi fruit

Mix the cottage cheese and condensed milk until smooth
Slowly stir in lemon juice
Melt the chocolate and leave to cool while you continue to the next step
Fold this mixture into the whipped cream
Hydrate the gelatine in the water and fold it into the cream mixture
Fold the cooled, melted chocolate into the cheesecake mixture
Pour into the prepared biscuit base
Peel and slice the kiwi fruit and lay on top of the cheesecake.
Pop into the fridge and leave to set for 1-2 hours (mini) or 2-3 hours (large)

www.bitsofsunshine.com  (c) Heidi Hawyes

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. Zespri has supplied me with the kiwi fruit that were used in this post. I can assure you, all the views are my own! I would not promote a product if I didn't believe in it whole-heartily! The kiwis I received were amazingly firm, and in good condition. They were tasty and wonderful! And I am glad to be part of their Blogger Challenge. Thank you Zespri!