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No-Bake Cheesecake v Baked – The Battle of the Cheesecakes

As you know doubt know by now if you are a frequent reader of our blogs, I have a helluva sweet tooth.  Giving up desserts is an absolute no no but, who feels like baking in this heat?  No one I imagine, but, when there are so many no-bake desserts available, especially the delectable no-bake cheesecakes, there’s no need to miss out. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key differences between baked and no-bake cheesecakes, and why the latter is the ideal choice for your summer dessert cravings. Plus, we’ve got some delightful no-bake cheesecake recipes that are sure to tickle your taste buds and keep your sweet tooth satisfied all summer long! Baked Cheesecakes Texture Baked cheesecakes have a denser and creamier texture due to the extended baking process. As opposed to no-bake cheesecakes, they usually require eggs, which contribute to a firmer structure. Preparation Preparation: As the name implies, baked cheesecakes are, well…baked.  This is done in a water bath to ensure even cooking and prevent cracks on the surface. Time Baked cheesecakes take longer to prepare and require cooling time before serving, making them less suitable for quick and refreshing summer treats. No-Bake Cheesecakes Texture No-bake cheesecakes have a lighter and silkier texture, often using ingredients like whipped cream or gelatin (although I am not a fan of using gelatin) to achieve a fluffy consistency. Preparation Given that no baking is required, no-bake cheesecakes are quicker and easier to prepare. They are the perfect choice for summer get-togethers and can be quickly put together to satisfy any dessert cravings.  Simply crush the biscuits,  mix the ingredients and let it chill in the refrigerator. Which Is Best? I think that this question is impossible to answer.  It is quite simply a matter of personal taste and preference.  Whilst many scoff at the idea of a no-bake cheesecake for me a no-bake cheesecake hands down wins the battle of the cheesecakes.  I enjoy the lighter taste of the no-bake cheesecake and the fact that I can have a delicious dessert without faffing about with an oven is another major bonus point. Countless Possibilities I’ve made countless cheesecakes over the years and there are countless more recipes that I have saved and ready to try but, how many versions of cheesecake are there?  Whilst I could not find an answer to this question, I did come across a website called cheesecakewizard.ai.  This App claims to be able to generate 64,000 variations of Kosher cheesecake!  That is a lot of options indeed!  The App allows you to select a crust ranging from the traditional Graham Cracker (Digestives for our readers in Europe), vanilla wafer, shortbread or Oreo to the more unusual such as brown butter and sage or Matcha and sesame.    Superfood options such as Acai Berry, quinoa and chia seeds are also offered.  Vegans are also catered for by way of almond flour, date & walnut, oatmeal raisin and banana nut crusts. Filling options include traditional vanilla, boozy options, sweet and savoury combinations such as balsamic and strawberry, fruit and floral flavours such as lavender, rose or hibiscus.  If you like your fillings spicy then perhaps you will enjoy a cardamom & pear cheesecake.  And, if ice cream is more your thing then perhaps a mint chocolate chip cheesecake will be right up your street? I must say that I have not tried any of these options but I will certainly be playing about with the app to see what combinations I can try next. Perfect Light Summer No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes Raspberry Cheesecake Instructions Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Instructions Tropical Mango Coconut Cheesecake Instructions Count The Memories Not The Calories These are just some of the countless flavour options available when it comes to no-bake cheesecakes. In my opinion, they really make the perfect end to a special summer meal. So, go ahead and indulge in these delightful no-bake cheesecake recipes and count the memories, not the calories!  If chocolate desserts are more your thing check out our summer chocolate desserts here.  Sharing Is Caring: Related Articles You Might Enjoy:

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Mum’s Amazing Overnight Oats

My mum introduced me to her amazing overnight oats a couple of years ago.  She was having some refurbishment work done at home and was staying at ours for a while.  Perfect time to pick her brains on cooking.  I mean, there’s nothing quite like mum or gran’s cooking is there? Overnight oats have been popular for some time now.  But, when I tried to make some before mum’s intervention the outcome was rather underwhelming. What Are Overnight Oats? Overnight oats is a delicious and nutritious breakfast option.  They are really easy to make.  Prepare them at night and they’ll be ready for you to grab them and go the next morning.  They are fully customizable to your taste preferences so there are endless possible combinations. Why Are Overnight Oats Beneficial For Your Health? Oats are an excellent source of fibre, protein and other essential nutrients.  Eating oats regularly has been linked to a range of health benefits.  From reducing the risk of heart disease, regulating blood sugar levels and aiding digestion. How To Make Overnight Oats Making overnight oats is so incredibly easy and it only requires a few basic ingredients.  Here’s mum’s recipe.  Note this recipe makes enough oats for 6 servings. In the morning, mix well. I also top my individual portion with some berries (I love blueberries and strawberries) and some chopped walnuts. Variations Here are some other variations which you could try using mum’s recipe as the starting base: Morning Gamechanger Knowing that you have a healthy breakfast choice ready to go as soon as you wake up is a total gamechanger. And, with so many variations there’s no way you can get bored with your breakfasts. Hope you enjoy these oats as much as I do.  Let us know which combinations are your favourites or if you have any suggestions for us! Related ARTICLES you might enjoy

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