Yep, it’s exactly what you think it is. A cheesecake in a plant pot! About a week ago me and the Mr went to one of my favourite local restaurants The Station. For dessert I had what was curiously called a Flower Pot Cheesecake. When it arrived at my table I was pleasantly surprised. It was literally a cheesecake in a plant pot! Straight away I thought I have to recreate this one at home! This it what you will need:
- 1 Pack of Oreo Biscuits
- 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 397g can Condensed Milk
- Juice of 3 Lemons
- 75g Milk Chocolate
- Pack of Fresh Mint
- 4 Small Plastic Plant Pots
You need to make chocolate discs to put into the bottom of the plant pot so the cheesecake doesn’t fall through the holes in the bottom. (You could just buy some giant chocolate buttons instead if you don’t want to.)
Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or over a bain marie. Put dollops in the bottom of anything that is the same sort of size as the bottom of the plant pot. I used some small jelly moulds that I had. They actually turned out kinda cool because they came out looking like little flowers!
Bash the moulds on a work surface to level out the chocolate, if you are short on time, put them in the freezer to set or if not just pop them in the fridge.
Next, the “soil”. Pulse half the Oreos in a food processor until it turns to fine crumbs. Finely chop the rest of the Oreos by hand. (The reason for this is to add more texture. If you only have the crumbs that have been through the food processor you get very little crunch.)
Next, put the condensed milk & the Philadelphia into a large bowl and mix either by hand or electric mixer, it makes no odds.
Then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice little by little and stop when you like the taste.
Now you have everything you need to assemble your plant pot cheesecakes.
Put the chocolate discs into the bottom of each plant pot. Add some of the cheesecake mix into each one, then a layer of Oreo crumbs and repeat until all the cheesecake mix is gone. Top with more Oreo crumbs to make it look like soil. Leave in the fridge to set for about an hour.
Right before serving, take a sprig of mint and “plant” it into the top of the pots. Et vous voila! Plant pot cheesecakes.
This pud really gives the whole package. Its not only fun & novel, it’s really tasty too!
I made these for friends who were slightly worried to start with but this quickly changed to lots of yummy noises!
So go forth and weird out your friends with this cool dessert!