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.

REVEALED: The most popular dog breeds of 2019

We’ve brought you many ‘most popular of 2019’ lists over the past few weeks, including the most popular baby names of the year, but we’ve gotta say… this one has to be our favourite.

The most popular dog breeds of 2019 have been revealed and it’s again made us question what we did to deserve these precious animals in our lives.

The list is according to Google, with the search engine revealing these are the dog breeds most people Googled this year.

Whilst some are no-brainers (helloooooo beautiful angel Golden Retriever), some others that made the list are a little surprising if we’re being honest.

I mean, where’s the Maltese ShihTzu and Corgis at? (Totally non-bias at all…)

Without further ado, here are the top 10 favourite dog breeds of the year:

10. English Cocker Spaniel

9. Great Pyrenees

8. Bernese Mountain Dog

7. Malinois (Beligian Shepherd)

6. Cane Corso

5. Doberman Pinscher

4. Rottweiler

3. Australian Shepherd

2. Poodle

1. Golden Retriever

 

OPTICAL ILLUSION: Photo of little girl holding popcorn baffles the internet

ANOTHER frustrating optical illusion has emerged online, baffling social media users around the country.

The mind-boggling photo was shared to Facebook last week, where it has gone viral with thousands of comments and shares.

In the innocent image, an adorable young girl can be seen standing in a park with a cute bow in her hair and a cozy scarf around her neck.

However, when you look down at her legs something appears to be not quite right.

Take a look for yourself…

At first glance it looks like the youngster has super tiny legs, however upon closer inspection of the image it’s revealed she’s actually holding a bag of popcorn, which just so happens to perfectly blend in with the dried grass behind her.

Ahhh you got us again!

OMG… This Kmart shopper’s $7.50 Christmas hack is genius!

The 1st of December is just around corner, which means Michael Buble is defrosting as we speak.

It also means we’re just four days away from being able to put up all of our Christmas decorations without being judged by the ‘grinches’ and let me tell you, I’ve been counting down until this day for weeks now.

One Aussie mum has gotten a head start on her Christmas decorations this year and has come up with a genius hack involving a $7.50 gym ball sold at Kmart.

Taking to the Kmart Hacks & Décor Facebook page, Amy shared how she managed to turn the gym ball into a giant Christmas bauble for outside her home and people are freaking out.

“I’ve spent the last 3 weeks working on these super-sized outside baubles but they are finally finished!” Amy wrote.

“Pretty much everything from Kmart!! 3 gym balls, monochrome rope and acrylic paint (they are coated with a waterproof clear gloss) and a S***LOAD of patience.”

“The gold tops are metal bowls that i have liquid nails on, I used superglue for the rope and I have attached a funnel (like petrol funnel to the bottom so they can’t blow around in the wind.”

PHOTO: Facebook

The Christmas hack has since gone viral on social media, with hundreds of people praising Amy for her ingenious idea.

“Now this tops ALL the Kmart hacks I’ve seen. Bloody brilliant. Love love love these,” one person wrote.

“Best Xmas hack by far. That is clearly thinking outside the box. Super impressed,” commented another.

WATCH: The purr-fect Christmas video you never knew you needed until now

Cute cats, dogs AND hot, sexy firemen… well our Christmas has just been made!

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything that could top the Australian Firefighters Calendar, they go ahead and team up some smokin’ hot heroic firemen with ridiculously adorable animals for a Christmas special and THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

We’ve managed to get our hands on two of the newly-released clips and to no surprise, they’re extra steamy with a side of incredibly sweet.

If you’re more of a cat person this one’s for you:

Phwoar… that’s one way to get the heart rate up!

Or if you prefer pooches, this one will be sure to put a smile on your dile:

“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar,” director David Rogers says.

If you missed out on purchasing this year’s Australian Firefighters Calendar, you can get your paws on the hottest (and cutest) calendar EVER here.