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Spider-web Pumpkin Cheesecake (with photo)
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:43:21 am »
Finally here comes the last Halloween recipe of 2012 :)

This is a revised cheesecake recipe which means you can make it any time of the year by changing the web decoration on the top. My humble advice : do not eliminate the chocolate though, just decorate the cake differently, because chocolate really gives a nice touch to this cake.

Ingredients:

Base:
250g Digestive biscuits
150g butter, chopped
40g brown sugar

To steam pumpkin
250g pumpkin, chopped
400g water
1 heaped tbsp brown sugar

Cheesecake mixture:
Steamed pumpkin
500g Philadelphia
200g sugar
20g fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
A pinch of salt
200g fresh cream
2 eggs + 2 egg yolks

To decorate:
100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
10g butter
10g fresh cream


Preparation:

    Melt butter for 3 - 4 minutes at 80C on Speed 2.
    Add brown sugar and Digestive biscuits, mix for 10 seconds on Speed 6.

    Grease a 24cm spring form pan, cover with baking paper, press the mixture onto the bottom and the sides of cake pan. (I did approx 4cm high)

    Refrigerate it until you prepare all the rest.

    Put water in TM Bowl, insert steaming basket with chopped pumpkin. Sprinkle with 1 heaped tbsp of brown sugar.

    Steam for 25 minutes at Varoma Temperature on Speed 2.
    Remove steaming basket, let it drain and come to room temperature.

    In a clean and wiped TM Bowl place Philadelphia, sugar and steamed pumpkin. Mix for 4 minutes on Speed 4-5.

    Scrape down the sides of TM Bowl. Add lemon juice, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt and cream. Mix for 30 seconds on Speed 3-4.
    Scrape down the sides of TM Bowl. Start Thermomix on Speed 3-4. Add eggs one at a time through the hole of TM Lid and mix for 30 seconds in total.
    Transfer cheese mixture into the cake pan. (Pop air bubbles with a toothpich in case there are any)

    Bake in preheated oven at 170C for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    Let it cool for 2-3 hours inside the oven without opening the door.

    For decoration, place chocolate in a clean and wiped TM Bowl. Grind for 7 seconds on Speed 7. Scrape down the sides with spatula.
    Add butter and cream. Melt for 3-4 minutes at 50C on Speed 2.
    When it is ready to pipe, fill a piping bag or paper cone and decorate your cheesecake piping a spider web. Place a small spider over the web. (I piped the legs of the spider. When the chocolate started to get hardened I rolled a piece into a ball shape and formed the body. Placed it over the legs)
    Let your cheesecake rest overnight in the fridge.


Enjoy...


Photos: http://thermomixtarifdefterim.blogspot.it/2012/11/spider-web-pumpkin-cheesecake.html
 


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Re: Spider-web Pumpkin Cheesecake (with photo)
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 09:48:40 am »
That looks fantastic farfallina :-*

What type of pumpkin do you use? :)

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Re: Spider-web Pumpkin Cheesecake (with photo)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 11:41:36 am »
The kids would love that farfallina, less fiddly too than all the little bits and pieces which are so time consuming.
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Re: Spider-web Pumpkin Cheesecake (with photo)
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 01:53:24 pm »
Thank you girls :*

What kind of pumpkin?
well.. I don't know how exactly this variety is called
As you can see from the pictures it is orange-red, not green or yellow.
I can say though it is the kind you carve jack o'lantern on it.
The kind that Cinderella's carriage was made of
I chose pretty strange ways to explain, didn't I? :) :D



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Re: Spider-web Pumpkin Cheesecake (with photo)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 09:57:15 pm »
LOL. Thanks farfallina, it was a really good explanation :D :D

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Re: Spider-web Pumpkin Cheesecake (with photo)
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 06:50:12 am »
We know exactly what you mean/ :D
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