Monday, May 18, 2009

Oreo Cheesecake

Note: This is a way, way, way back-dated post. Like made it 3 months ago, posted but kinda pressed "save draft" instead of "publish post" way.

Mom and her sisters had been invited to a "women's only hi-tea potluck" with their cousins and old aunts with each of them required to contribute something. Mom drew one of the dessert straws. Honestly, I was quite surprised when mom turned to me to suggest what would be nice and different to make. The only criteria was that it had to be easily eaten for the elderly people who couldn't chew (read: one of my mom's 80+ year old aunts was recovering from a stroke).

Oreo Cheesecake (adapted from
2 pack Oreo cookies (2 dozen)
250g melted butter
1 packet Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream

1. Scrape off the oreo cookies' white middle. Set aside 6 oreo cookies and crush the rest into fine crumbs. Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter and press into a raised glass dish.
2. Beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until creamy. (Since I didn't want any wastage, I dumped in the earlier scraped white oreo filling as well). In a seperate bowl, whip the whipping cream until stiff and then fold into cheese mixture.
3. Roughly break oreo cookies (so you get chunks and some crumbs). Fold the cookie chunks into cheese mixture (keep a few pieces if you want to artistically arrange them on top). Pour cheese mixture on top of earlier made base and refridgerate till set.

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