Thursday, October 4, 2012

Salted caramel cheesecakes.....

I am addicted to Glenilen farm yoghurt. They taste delicious but even better is the cute little glass jar that they come in. I have dozens of them in the press and am always on the prowl for things to do with them. They have adorned dinner party tables filled with tea lights, they have held lemon posset desserts, collections of odd buttons & nails that seem to appear out of thin air, stray coins and lots of pens and pencils which can never be found when one is needed! The ladies were coming for coffee and I wanted to treat them to something really tasty with their cuppa so when I spotted the luxurious Lindt chocolate on special offer my brain went into overdrive and this is what I came up with. Very low in calories which is always a bonus.*

*may not be true

To make six delicious pots you will need;

150g gingernut biscuits, crushed

75g unsalted butter

250g mascarpone cheese

100g white chocolate

300g dulce de leche/caramel sauce

1/2 tsp sea salt

50g dark chocolate

50g salted mixed nuts

6 salty sticks

Melt the unsalted butter and stir into the crushed gingernuts. Spoon into six individual serving dishes and chill.

Melt the white chocolate and stir into the mascarpone thoroughly.

Mix the dulce de leche with the sea salt to combine.

Remove the dishes from the fridge and place alternate spoonfuls of the mascarpone mixture and the caramel on top of the biscuit base.

Place a few of the salted nuts on top.

Melt the dark chocolate and dip the ends of the salty sticks in it to cover. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the nuts.

Chill to set but remove from fridge a hour before serving.

To serve, place one of the covered chocolate salty sticks across the serving dish.

Voila, a delicious easy peasy impressive dessert!!

I used a dulce de leche that is made here in Clara. I love using local products and this one is particularly good! I used Lindt white chocolate with a touch of vanilla and their dark one with a touch of sea salt, both of which are completely luxurious and very indulgent!! Not something you can eat everyday but nice for a once in a while treat!


  1. What are salty sticks and more importantly where do you get them ?

    1. Salty sticks are very similar to pretzels. Available in the polish section in most supermarkets. Hope that helps. :-)

  2. Food porn! (Miracle if this gets through the spam filter)

  3. It got through!! Must update it! :-) they were so luscious, gorgeous treat!

  4. Making this tonight as a trial run for a dinner party I'm having on Monday night - looks yum!!