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Coffee cheesecake

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 g shortbread chocolate chip cookies
  • 150 g of dark chocolate
  • 120 g of powdered brown sugar
  • 100 g of butter
  • 1/5 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 400 ml of 33% cream
  • 450 g of dark chocolate
  • 50 ml of coffee 
  • 1 kg of cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 230 g of sugar
  • 2 st. spoons of potato starch
  • 3 st. spoons of instant coffee 
  • 3 st. spoons of rum or cognac
  • 10 g of vanilla sugar
  • nuts
  • vanilla sticks
  • caramel
  • chocolate shavings

PREPARATION

  1. Grind cookies in a blender. Make powdered sugar. Grind the chocolate in a blender or grate. Mix the cookie crumbs, chopped chocolate, powdered sugar and nutmeg. Melt the butter and add it to the dry mixture.
  2. Make a "dough" from the resulting mixture, put it in a detachable form, pre-greased with oil.
  3. Make chocolate ganache. Grind 450 g of chocolate. Make strong coffee and bring to the boil. Remove the cream and add chocolate and coffee.
  4. Pour the thick mixture on a sand base. Cover with cling film and put in the freezer for about 40 minutes.
  5. Prepare the cheese mixture. All products for the base layer must be at room temperature. Beat the cheese, vanilla and sugar on medium speed (for a short time).
  6. Add rum, coffee and starch and beat again. 
  7. Gradually add the eggs without stopping to beat.
  8. Carefully pour the cheese mixture on the hardened chocolate ganache. Immediately place the form in a preheated oven.
  9. Bake the cheesecake for about an hour at 180 degrees. Then remove and leave the cheesecake to cool for 20 minutes.
  10. If desired, you can decorate the cheesecake with nuts, caramel, vanilla sticks or chocolate chips. 
  11. Carefully pour the cheese mixture on the hardened chocolate ganache. Immediately place the form in a preheated oven.
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Everyone knows what a fragile material - dry leaves. And how difficult it is to "negotiate" with liquid paint to obtain different tones on such a unique surface. But the artist apparently succeeds with ease.

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You can argue as much as you want about the benefits and harms of coffee for the body, but it can find other uses. We will tell you how useful coffee will be in the house, garden and creative workshop.

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Coffee is an excellent exfoliant. There are a lot of recipes for making scrubs from coffee grounds, but the easiest way is to add ground coffee to the shower gel. The same can be done with shampoo - so we get a mask that accelerates hair growth and makes them healthier and shiny. Only in the case of hair, it is important to know that coffee has a slight dye effect.

Rejuvenating face mask can be prepared by mixing ground coffee with butter (you can choose any - almond, olive). Apply the resulting composition on the face and leave for 10 minutes. Coffee-based products reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

Coffee can also be a panacea for cellulite - coffee wraps are very effective in fighting flabby skin. It can also be used as a natural tan: just apply coffee grounds on the skin and hold for up to five minutes - a light bronze shade is provided.

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Few people know that coffee in the kitchen will come in handy not only as an invigorating drink. From ground coffee beans is a wonderful spice for various dishes with coriander, paprika, garlic. Coffee seasoning can be used with chili, roasted poultry and even steak - it will add flavor and depth to the taste.

  • In creativity

Planning to make a useful hand-made gift? Coffee will serve a faithful service here as well. It can be used to make scented candles (mix melted wax with coffee grounds) or a wooden box with the effect of antiquity (you need to soak the item in diluted ground coffee or apply the solution to the wood with a brush). Also with the help of coffee create real paintings, using it instead of paints.

  • In the garden

Coffee grounds are extremely useful to fertilize the soil. Pour the remnants of ground coffee home flower. First, coffee neutralizes the alkaline environment and pests, and secondly, enriches the compost with phosphorus, nitrogen, magnesium, potassium and copper. Whole coffee beans can be used as a decorative element by pouring them into a pot around the stems.

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate today

May joy and peace of mind reign in your hearts! 

May health, love, happiness, well-being come to your home, may your soul become brighter, your heart blaze with love, and your thoughts become sincere and kind. 

All earthly blessings to you!

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