This year, I decided I wanted to try something new for Christmas and as I'm a huge fan of Raffaellos I started wondering about a Raffaello Cheesecake...
I beggined searching for recipes online and I found one really interesting. But it had lemon in it and definetely no condensed milk... So, I kind of followed the recipe, but cooked it up a little bit as I always do! I fail almost every time when it comes to strickly follow a recipe... My bad.
I started by putting toghether all the ingredients I was going to use.
And they are: Coconut Shavings, Raffaellos, Powdered Almonds, White Chocolate, Shortcake Cookies, Mascarpone Cheese, Coconut Cream, Condensed Milk, Cream, Gelatin Sheets and also butter (not in the picture, because I forgot).
First, I crumbled all the Cookies. Then added the Powdered Almonds to the crumbled cookies and also some Coconut Shavings. And mixed it all toghether.
Secondly, I've softened the butter and added it to the cookies mixture. I've mixed it all very well until it became almost like a dough which I used to cover the bottom of the cheesecake countainer. This was fun to do!
Once I had covered the bottom of the cheesecake countainer, I putted it in the fridge for a bit while I was doing the actual cheesecake!
Now it was time for some White Chocolate melting! Yummi.
After I had the melted chocolate, I added the Mascarpone to it and mixed it all very well.
Then, I added the Coconut Cream and again mixed it all very well.
At the end, I started to put just half a can of Condensed Milk but I couldn't help myself and ended up using the entire can! If it was a sweet I was making, it was going to be SWEET!
Time to whip the Cream!
Now it was time to involve the chocolate mixture with the whipped cream very well and then add some coconut shavings to give it an extra coconut flavour and texture!
Don't forget the gelatin sheets. Very important. I only used 2, but I think it would be better if I have used all the 5 that came in the package...
You'll see why in a moment...
And finally, I putted the cheesecake where it belonged. In the fridge.
And there it was...
Ready to be there all afternoon...
So I could decorate it and take it for dinner at my aunt's house!
Ok! This was a little bit of a failure...
Don't get me wrong, the flavour was amazing and everyone loved it! But it simply wasn't hard enough...
The electricity had to be cutted off during the afternoon and so the cheesecake only was 2 hours in my fridge. I was very sad with this because I wanted to bring a good cheesecake for dinner.
When I got there, I immediatly putted it in the freezer and it was there for about 2/3 hours but it still wasn't enough. It was hard on the outside but in the middle it was still very soft. But it was time for dessert so I managed to unmold it and decorate it with the rest of the coconut shavings and of course the main attraction: the RAFFAELOS!
My family called this the Cheesecake Mousse. But what matters is the flavour, right? And it was absolutely D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.
Of course, if you want to give it a try, please put the 5 gelatin sheets (I'm not sure how it would go with only 2 since the fridge trip was not the best one, but now that I think of it I think 2 was very, very little)
And of course, make sure it stays in the fridge for at least 6 hours!
Here's my recipe, in case you want to try it out: