You would think that in this day and age you would have no problem knowing what is and isn’t Gluten Free. Sure there is a plethora of choice in the average health food aisle now. But even in the 5 years since I’ve been eating gluten free I’ve seen so many knew products come onto the market. Funnily enough some of our favourites are still not easy to tell if they’re GF. One chocolate that just so happens to be gluten free also happens to be a favourite of mine. Something I’ve enjoyed cooking with for years. Knowing that it’s entirely safe for me to eat makes it even more of a favourite now! So today I just had to share with you one of my favourite cheesecake recipes, so simple and so delicious. My Mini Toblerone Cheesecake is sure to have you rejoicing!
Yup, Toblerone in all it’s shapes, forms and flavours, is gluten free. Kind of awesome huh?! I definitely think so, as I’ve been making this to-die-for Toblerone Cheesecake for years. (Though not anywhere near often enough as my father-in-law believes!) I mean cheesecakes in any shape or form are pretty damn easy to convert to gluten free. It’s generally as simple as swapping normal biscuits for gluten free ones in the base. Ta-Dah! Gluten Free Dessert! Cheesecakes also happen to be one of my favourite desserts purely because they are so easy to make and can be made hours, even days ahead of time.
So what’s so special about Toblerone Cheesecake?!
Well if I’m honest, not a huge amount. A mean other than the velvety smooth feel, the lightly flavoured, not too sweet. Plus hello hidden little crunchy nuggets of nougat! Throw in a perfectly snapping dark chocolate lid, a crunchy chocolatey base and you’ll find yourself in Chocolate Nirvana! For me, an avid chocoholic, this comes pretty damn close to perfection. Well, maybe if you don’t count my Gluten Free Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding anyway. But there is something about Swiss made chocolate. Or is it simply the fact there are chunks of delicious nougat hidden among little triangles of milk chocolate heaven. Oh and if you were wondering. Yes I am normally an avid dark chocolate eater. My one exception has always been Toblerone though, so it seemed only fitting that I work it into at least one dessert!
'A party without cake is just a meeting' - Julia Child
I don’t think any truer words have ever been spoken!! (Haha.) Julia Child has always been an inspiration to me. Something about her no-nonsense, hearty approach to food has always hit home. In fact the more I learn about her, the more I realize just what a visionary but also practical woman she was. If you’re interested, I highly recommend reading up on her, she truly did change not only the face of home cooking.
In fact you’ll probably find me quoting a lot of Julia Child here and on Instagram. I
have a somewhat similar approach to food, specifically baking, that I hope you can all agree with me on. One of my favourite quotes of all time was in relation to her use of ingredients like butter and cream. Nutritionists and food critics at the time questioned her over-use of them. Her response though? Ah this woman had a heart close to mine for sure!!
If you’ve looked around my site before you’ll know all too well that I love butter. And sugar. And chocolate. I mean like Julia says, it’s the simple things that I take pleasure in!! That’s why I’ve ALWAYS been a firm believer that any and every occasion is an excuse for cake. Or in this case, toblerone cheesecake!
Now enough about Julia. Let’s talk Toblerone Cheesecake!
This dessert is simple, like really simple. So I decided to take it up an extra notch and make it into seriously cute like mini cheesecakes. Because who can resist any kind of dessert in miniature!! But if you can’t be bothered making small versions of my toblerone cheesecake, you can simply make one big one. Just use a standard 23cm spring form pan lined and greased. Otherwise, if like me, you think these are just super delectable, make the cutest damn dessert and are yummy to boot. Then you need to give these a try this weekend! Cheesecakes are not just a summer dessert people!! Embrace it!
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