ISOLATION COOKING: Drool-worthy Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake Recipe

If there’s one good thing to come out of isolation, it’s that we’ve all taught ourselves to cook… sort of.

Social media has been flooded with instagram photos and stories of people using their spare time at home to bake.

And with Easter coming up and everyone being told to stay home in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus, what better time to treat yourself and your family to one heck of an easter treat.

Say hello to the NO BAKE Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake… It’s an oldie but a goodie and will definitely cheer up the household when it’s needed most.

The recipe is thanks to Sarah at Taming Twins, who says it’s the ultimate Easter chocolate make.

“This Cadbury’s Creme Egg Cheesecake Recipe has been viewed over a million times,” she says.

“This super easy dessert is a buttery biscuit base, topped with light, whipped cream and cream cheese, with chocolate and Creme Eggs. Easily adaptable to be Gluten Free.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Taming Twins Blog

Okay, you have permission now to stop reading (and drooling) and get baking!

INGREDIENTS
  • 280g Digestive Chocolate Biscuits
  • 140g Butter (Unsalted), melted
  • 560ml Double cream, lightly whipped until it forms soft peaks
  • 140g Icing Sugar, sifted
  • 2 x 280g Tubs of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Full fat)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 275g Mini Cadbury’s Creme Eggs (about 3 small bags)
  • 3 or 4 Full size Creme Eggs to decorate
  • 60g Milk Chocolate
  • 120g White Chocolate
  • Yellow Food Colouring
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Crush the biscuits until they look like lumpy sand. (I did mine in a food processor because I’m very lazy..)
  2. Mix with the melted butter and press into your 7″ tin.
  3. Unwrap the mini Creme Eggs and chop them each into quarters.
  4. Combine the whipped cream, icing sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice and chopped mini Creme Eggs. Fold in gently until fully combined.
  5. Smooth on top of the biscuit base and flatten the top with the back of a spoon or a palette knife if you have one.
  6. Chill for 3 hours or even better, over night.
  7. Use my knife tip (above) to remove the cheesecake from the tin.
  8. Melt your milk chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water and allow to cool very slightly before drizzling over the cake in zigzags.
  9. Melt your white chocolate in the same way, drizzle half of it onto the cheesecake.
  10. Colour the white chocolate that is left with a tiny amount of food colour. Add more until you reach a yellow you’re happy with, then drizzle this over too.
  11. (You can prep all of the chocolates, pop them into piping bags and drizzle alternately if you prefer.)
  12. Cut your large Creme Eggs in half and use to decorate the top of the cheesecake.

For more information on this delicious recipe click here.

KFC Restaurant

KFC bans in-store dining to halt spread of coronavirus

Fast-food giant KFC has made the extraordinary decision to ban all in-restaurant dining following the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement on Wednesday, the fast-food giant revealed it would be voluntarily moving to a drive-thru and take-away service only in a bid to limit social interaction between staff and customers.

“Just a week ago no-one knew what ‘social distance’ was, now we all know how important it is,” KFC CEO Nikki Lawson said.

“So, from Wednesday 18 March, we’ve chosen to temporarily close our dining room seating and ask everyone to use drive-thru, takeaway or get KFC home-delivered instead.”

Ms Lawson also said that the company is encouraging contact free payment and taking extra measures to ensure cleanliness at all of its stores around the country.

“We have plenty of options for contact-free ordering and pick up. Many customers are already using our App and cashless payment options,” she said.

“Our delivery partners are also offering contact-free service. But even if you prefer cash you’ll still be safe – your KFC team members will be sanitising their hands after every transaction.”

“Every KFC staff member is getting special COVID-19 training and we’ve already introduced extra cleaning of surfaces.

“Importantly, and in line with expert advice, all staff will be washing their hands even more frequently (above industry standards) – even if they’ve had no outside contact.”

Target recalls popular lollies over fears of plastic contamination

A nationwide recall has been issued for packets of Jersey Caramels sold at Target, over fears they could be contaminated with plastic.

The recall notice for The Fabulous Food Company Jersey Caramels was posted on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website on Friday.

“The recall is due to the presence of foreign matter (plastic)” the notice reads.

“Food products containing plastic may cause injury if consumed.”

PHOTO: www.foodstandards.gov.au

The affected lollies, which have been available for sale at Target stores around the country, have Best Before dates ranging from August 2018 up to and including February 2021.

Anyone who has bought this product should not eat it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

OMG… There’s rumours this iconic choccie block could be making a comeback!

Do you remember Marble Chocolate? The deliciously sweet blend of white and milk chocolate filled with a mouthwatering hazelnut praline centre?

Well, in news that will be sure to make your day, week, month, year – it appears the chocolate gods have answered our prayers, with rumours Cadbury’s Marble chocolate could soon be making a comeback *deep breaths*

The last time we were blessed with this beautiful creation in our lives was eight years ago now, before it was discontinued in 2012 much to the disappointment of thousands of fans across the country.

But according to the Facebook page Bring Back Cadbury Marble, Cadbury is set to be relaunching the heavenly choccie block sometime this year.

“Marble is coming back this year! Don’t have exact dates yet. Should soon. We brought it back! Vive La Marble!!!” they wrote alongside a photo of the popular chocolate block.

It’s sparked huge conversation online, with hundreds of people expressing their excitement.

“Please don’t be joking. I’m so excited. I love marble so much!!,” one person commented on the Facebook post.

“This is better than the days I birthed my children!” wrote another.

While there has been no official confirmation from the big dogs at Cadbury, all we can do is cross all of our fingers and toes.

MAATEE! This drool-worthy new hot cross bun is the ultimate Aussie treat

It turns out we have even more reason to get excited about hot cross buns this Easter, with the legends at Coles launching a drool-worthy new flavour inspired by one of the most iconic Aussie treats – the lamington.

The genius mash-up of the iconic treat and the humble hot cross bun came to life following a survey by the supermarket giant, with 54 per cent of customers revealing they would love to eat a lamington-flavoured bun.

As the name suggests, the mouth-watering concoction uses the unique flavour profile of the Aussie lamington, and is made with chocolate, studded with milk chocolate chips, toasted shaved coconut chunks and bursts of soft raspberry jellies.

According to food critics, it’s best served toasted and slathered in butter.

Coles Senior Category Manager Freddie Hancock said now was the perfect time to release the limited edition hot cross bun, just before Australia Day.

“We know Australians love traditional products that have a nostalgic pull but with a modern-day twist – and we think we’ve got a winner here with our new lamington hot cross buns just in time for Australia Day,” he said.

“We’re always listening to customer feedback to determine new product launches, and it’s important for us to have some fun with flavours and shake up the hot cross bun market to give customers something they’ve never had before, but ultimately it has to taste great.

“We’ve spent months fine-tuning the recipe to make sure we have the perfect flavour profile of a lamington in a hot cross bun using its traditional pairing of chocolate, coconut and raspberry.”

Available from today at more than 700 stores across the country, the Coles Lamington Hot Cross Buns are $3.50 for a 4-pack.