I’m excited for this month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal! It’s been a long couple of months without a post. I’ve been with Group B since I joined the SRC back in 2010 (wow has it really been that long) and when Sarah asked if anyone members wanted to switch groups to even out the numbers, I volunteered. I’m going to miss all my friends in Group B, but it will be fun to meet a bunch of new bloggers in Group C. For my first assignment in Group C is Simply.Food, written by Nayna. Nayna focuses on vegetarian recipes and lives in the UK. To be honest, I had a really hard time picking out a recipe…a lot of the ingredients I’m not familiar with and I’m not a fan of curries…so that eliminate some recipes. I decided on her recipe to serve as our dessert for Valentine’s Day – Oreo Cheesecake! I mean everyone loves a little sweet treat after a heavy dinner and this was the perfect ending to a day full of love!
I had to make a few changes to the recipe because I couldn’t find digestive cookies and my grocery store was out of Mascarpone cheese. I had never heard of digestive cookies before, but my friend Beth told me that they’re a cross between a graham cracker and gingersnap. I had some cinnamon graham crackers in my pantry, so they had to do for now..but I’m definitely intrigued to try digestive cookies when I make my next trip to one of the larger grocery stores.
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup crushed Oreo cookies
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
8 ozs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the crushed graham crackers and 1/4 cup melted butter until fully mixed together. Divide the mixture between six glasses and press down to form a crust. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Combine the crushed oreo cookies with the two tablespoons of butter. Press a layer of Oreo cookies down on the graham cracker and place back in the refrigerator to chill.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until mixed thoroughly. Fold in the whipped cream. Transfer this mixture to a piping bag and pipe the filling into the prepared glasses,. Place back in the refrigerator and allow to cool for two hours. Sprinkled more crushed Oreo cookies over the top when you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!
Check out all the Group C reveals in the link below!