Peanut-butter cheesecake (GF)
1% of all German (830,000) votes last Sunday went to NPD, the far right party in Germany. A party which is considered the biggest neo-Nazi party since the end of WWII.
I can't grasp this number. 830,000 people here, people who I live among, hate hate hate me and any other minority in this country. Sounds familiar, isn't it?
So right, we can argue about how important or unimportant the European Parliament really is, but does it matter? What kind of news do the results from Sunday's vote bring? Bright future, full of understanding, compassion, tolerance?
I am just sad this week, and there is nothing I can do to change it. The only thing I can do is raise my kid to be the exact opposite than those voters, and to hope that many other people around the world will raise their kids the same.
And then I am thinking that it's perhaps unfair that I put the responsibility for the reality we live in now and will live in the future on the next generation. I mean, the last generation did it as well. When I was a kid everyone told us that when we grow up there will be peace and that we won't have to go to the army, but now we are grown ups and there is still no peace. In fact, things have gone worse all around the world. There is less understanding, less tolerance, less peace.
Yes, it's time for us, parents and adults to do something, but what? What can I do to change those people's mind? And if I can't change their mind what else can I do? I am sick of complaining about things, I have done too much of it in my life. I want to do something about it, but what?
200g dates, pitted
200g salted peanuts
For the filling:
10g gelatin + 40ml water
90g peanut butter
1tbsp cocoa powder
150g cream cheese
For the peanut butter sauce:
2tsp peanut butter
1tsp cocoa powder
2tsp agave syrup
3tsp coconut oil
Put the dates and the salted peanuts in a food processor and mix till the mixture resembles dough. Press the mixture into personal cake baking rings (see above picture), muffin silicon molds if you want small cheese cakes or in one big spring form if you want to make just one big cake.
If you use personal baking rings or a big spring form make sure you put parchment paper on the bottom so it's easier to separate it later on.
To make the filling:
Mix the gelatin and water and set aside for about 10 minutes.
Whip the cream and set aside.
In a sauce pan melt the butter, peanut butter, cocoa powder and honey. Don't let it boil, you want everything to be melted and warm, but not too hot.
In a big bowl, using a whisk "open" the cream cheese so it is soft.
Add the gelatin to the warm peanut butter mixture and mix quickly so the gelatin doesn't get lumpy.
Add the peanut butter mixture into the cream cheese and mix with a whisk quickly.
Fold the whipped cream gently into the peanut butter mixture. Pour over each of the bases.
Freeze the cakes, best over night, so you can take them out easily from the rings or silicone molds.
Take them out of the freezer a few hours before you want to eat or serve them.
Let the cakes thaw in the fridge for a few hours.
*When using baking rings: after a while that the cake was outside (still frozen, but the sides start to thaw) push it out of you baking ring from the bottom up.
To make the sauce:
Put the peanut butter, cocoa powder, agave and coconut oil in a small sauce pan and warm till the sauce is runny. Pour over your cake while the sauce is warm.