R2 D2 Star Wars Mini Cheesecakes

Sunday, November 22, 2015


I'm addicted to my new mini cheesecake pan. It is fun to use and produces perfect mini cheesecakes. They are 2 to 3 bites in size.
I put it to a good use  again and made these Star Wars inspired cheesecakes. Instead of traditional crust I used  half of oreo cookie. So simple and effective. 
Someone asked my on you tube : " how does lemon and chocolate go together?" I personally love this interesting flavor combination but if you prefer something more subtle, option for vanilla or lemon oreo cookies.

R2 D2 Mini Cheesecakes (makes 12 mini cheesecakes)

Pattern Batter
3 egg whites
3tbl room temperature butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbl water/lemon juice

Cream butter, add powdered sugar, beat until creamy, add egg whites and beat until incorporated, add vanilla extract and on low speed add flour.
Divide batter into  portions. Keep most of the batter white, then color  some with blue, and small portions with black and red
Fill piping bags with batter. Pipe the pattern onto small parchment rounds.
Freeze for 20-30minutes.
Spray mini cheesecake with non stick spray. Transfer frozen pattern rounds into the pan.

Cheesecake Filling
1 1/2 blocks of cream cheese
1/4 cup non fat plain Greek Yogurt
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
zest of one lemon
1tsp vanilla extract
1tbl corn starch
Oreo cookies, halved, filling removed.
 
Beat cream cheese, add sugar,egg, beat well after each addition. Add yogurt, lemon zest, vanilla and corn starch. Divide batter into prepared cake pan. Place half of the oreo sandwich cookie on the top.
Bake at 325F for 18-20 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let cool at least for 4 hours or up to overnight.
These can be made several days ahead, store in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, in one layer.

Tools you need:
Small Spatula to lift parchment rounds 
Parchment Paper
Food Colors by Americolor , you need royal blue, black, super red



Learn how to make my Star Wars cheesecakes, I show you step by step  in my video.



 To celebrate  new Star Wars movie I joined  my you tube friends in a Star Wars Collaboration. B
Be sure to check it out here



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