MasterChef’s Roxi Wardman’s champagne cheesecake

#LoveYourHome with this captain’s delight!

 


Catch MasterChef winner, Roxi Wardman, at the forthcoming East Coast Radio House & Garden Show supported by Tourism KZN this June and July where she’ll be re-creating her Vodacom Durban July themed ‘Captain’s Table’ cheesecake, to the delight of adoring fans.

Captain’s champagne cheesecake,  with a cherry brandy compote

Crumb Ingredients:
250gr flour
100gr butter
50gr cocoa powder
2 sprigs fresh thyme
100gr brown sugar

Method
Mix all ingredients together
Rub in butter
Press into a 15cm x 15cm size dish
Place in the oven and bake for about 10min at 180°C

Champagne Cheesecake Ingredients:
250gr cream cheese
125ml cream
180ml rose champagne
350gr white chocolate

Method
Melt chocolate, let it cool slightly and beat into cream cheese till smooth
Stir in champagne
Whip cream and fold into cream cheese mixture
Pour on top of baked crumb
Let it set in fridge for 1hour before serving

Cherry Compote Ingredients:
250gr cherries (pitted)
100gr sugar
50ml brandy

Method
Chop up cherries
Put cherries sugar and brandy in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then turn down heat and simmer until it has reduced and has a sticky consistency
Allow to cool completely before drizzling over champagne cheesecake mixture

Decorative Chocolate Cherries Ingredients:
Cherries
White chocolate
Gold leaf

Method
Melt chocolate
Dip cherries into chocolate
When set place gold leaf on the cherry
Gently position in the middle of the dish

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