“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cheesecake mix / Cakes „
Last weekend my boyfriend came to stay with me and he has a real love of sweet stuff. I love making things up for him from scratch however I'm not the best cook in the world so if I can I will cheat!
I bought a box of this cheesecake mix for a pound in Asda and bought some blueberries to stick an 'N'' on the top for my boyfriend (sad yes but I wanted him to believe I had made it lol) and couldn't wait to mix it all up and make a fabby cheesecake for us all here to share!
The box is brown in colour with a slice of cheesecake and some blueberries to the side of it . We are clearly told that it is Asda Cheesecake Dessert Mix 'Makes 8 servings' and that the mix weighs 285g in total and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. Other information on the back and the sides of the box includes ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart being listed, we are told how to make up the cheesecake and contact details for Asda are given. Informative packaging this is and it really does give clear and concise instructions on how to make the cake up.
Within the box you get one packet of brown coloured crumbs which of course is the biscuit base and then another plastic bag of white powder that is the filling and on both you are clearly told what they are. On the box we are told that we also need 400g soft cheese (I used Philadelphia), 125ml warm water and 60g of butter for the base.
Making it is ever so simple indeed. I blended the biscuit crumbs and butter on a very low heat and stirred it continously until the crumbs became moist and absorbed the butter and then I lined a cake tin (18cm is recommended) and I pressed that all down firmly and I refridgerated that so it would set. I left it about an hour in total and you should leave it for anywhere between 1-2 hours. The white powder and water I blended together till I made a rather smooth paste and then I measured out and added the soft cheese and without heating that I simply spooned the thick but still smooth mixture onto the base and left it for 2 hours to completely set then I simply decorated it in the fridge once again. I found the whole thing really fuss free to create and my finished cheesecake did look rather professional though you do need to use a cake tin with a base that moves to ease it out (which I didn't but will in the future!).
The flavours of this is simply great. You can add flavourings if you want to, to the mix, pick what fruit or garnish you want too so you can theme it lol! I found the base to be crunchy though not stodgy and golden and a bit like a digestive base to taste with a buttery texture. The filling was quite sweet, creamy due to the cream cheese I had added and was of a great 'set' consistency and not one bit sloppy.
The whole thing was quite a light dessert and my only quibble with it is that although on the box we are told that it makes 8 poriions I think that is rather skimpy realy and that this makes 4 good portions. Very moriesh indeed and every one loved it!
Nutritional Information Per 1/8 Cheesecake:
of which sugars: 20.8g
of which saturates: 6.2g
equivelent as salt: 0.6g
Only available in Asda stores.