Baking can be a turned to a world of fun for kids. My kids always accompany me in the kitchen while they smell something special is being cooked there. They love to hold the beater, to read the recipe for their mom or arrange the muffin cups etc. But this is the first time that Noora, my daughter, independently baked a cake.
Its always a good idea to choose something with fewer steps and ingredients and the one that they will luv to eat when finished. And I'm sure they won't complain about the taste and texture unlike when baked by their mom. :)Ingredients:
Oreo/Bourbon Cookies 24
Butter 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup
Chocolate 8oz/220 gm
Sugar 1 cup
Flour 2 tbsp
Philadelphia Cheese or any other cream cheese 32oz/ 900gm
Preheat oven at 325F/160C .
Crush cookies ziplocked in a freezer bag, using a roller pin . You can use a food-processor too for the same. You may not wipe the cream.
Melt the butter and mix in with the crushed cookies. For the bottom layer, press these into the baking pan with your palm or a dry measuring cup. Bake it for 10minutes.
Melt chocolate using a double boiler or microwave it for 1 minute. Let it cool.
Beat cheese along with other ingredients including the melted chocolate except eggs. The cheese should be at room temperature. If it is not, microwave for a min.
Add egg one at a time and beat till it blends well. Make sure you don't overbeat them.
Pour this over the baked crust.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. Let it cool for a minimum of 4 hours and then refrigerate it.
**If you do not want the salty flavor of cheese, you can substitute half of the cheese by sour cream or fresh cream.