I went dorsum to Milwaukee final weekend for Irish Gaelic Fest. My ultimate happy place. The best 4 days out of each year.
I cry back I’ve gone every unmarried twelvemonth of my existence (the vi hr drive from Iowa is worth it) together with it would receive got something prettyyyyyy large for me to girlfriend it. In fact, I cry back the solely agency I would always willingly girlfriend it is if I LIVED inward Ireland.
Even then, I powerfulness notwithstanding brand my identify unit of measurement Skype me in. They never girlfriend it either. No, MKE Irish Gaelic Fest isn’t sponsoring this post service – I wish.
The best business office of Irish Gaelic Fest is undoubtedly the music – musicians come upwardly from Ireland/Scotland/Canada + all over to play inward Milwaukee!
Buttt, if I had to option a 2d favorite business office it would hold out the food. Shamrock cookies. Jameson Whiskey Custard. Soda Bread. Corned Beef. Guinness Cheesecake.
When I got habitation from Irish Gaelic Fest, I wasn’t laid to move out of Irish Gaelic mode, thence I made this Baileys chocolate cheesecake. I was inspired past times the Guinness cheesecake my blood brother + I devoured over the weekend.
This is a serious dessert. Rich. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate.
There is a LOT of chocolate inward this baby.
Chocolate graham crust. Chocolate cheesecake base. Cadbury milk chocolate + Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate brand the most creamy-dreamy + richly-smooth chocolate ganache to top off this chocolate masterpiece.
Oh, together with I threw on some chocolate chips to ensure our inevitable decease past times chocolate.
Honestly, the Baileys + the Cadbury are form of the stars of this recipe.
(It’s ok if y'all don’t receive got Cadbury – whatever expert character chocolate volition do.)
I’ll permit ya inward on a hush-hush – the ganache takes solely FIVE MIN to brand together with is SO GOOD together with volition print everyone y'all part this with.
Which may halt upwardly existence no ane because it’s simply that good.
Better brand two.
Speaking of impressive – graham cracker crust is ridiculously slow to make. I mean, it took me almost three minutes to position it together. So expert + thence worth it.
You’ll in all likelihood receive got ganache left over which is groovy because I similar to mix it inward alongside patently greek yogurt for breakfast.
Is that the healthiest? Debatable. Is it good? Yes yep yes.
- 2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 14 oz cream cheese, room temp
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 loving cup cocoa
- 2 ounces melted chocolate (I used Cadbury)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 loving cup Baileys Irish Gaelic Cream
- 6 oz chocolate chips (I used a mix of Ghirardelli semi-sweet + Cadbury milk)
- 1 loving cup heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put graham crackers inward a zip lock handbag together with piece of occupation rolling pivot to crush. Mix crust ingredients together, together with thence press into the bottom of an ungreased springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Take out of oven + laid aside.
Turn oven temp downwards to 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese inward a mixing bowl alongside electrical mixer until smooth. (Pop it inward the microwave for thirty seconds if y'all took it straight out of the fridge.) Add carbohydrate together with mix. Add eggs together with vanilla together with mix. Add cocoa + melted chocolate together with mix. Add whipping cream together with mix. Add the Baileys together with mix.
Pour into pan alongside the crust. Bake 35-40 minutes.
Don’t exam alongside a knife to run into if its done. If it’s done the centre volition jiggle slightly when y'all motility the pan. Let it cool to room temperature BEFORE y'all position it inward the fridge to chill. If y'all position it straightaway into the fridge it tin give the axe ruin the cheesecake. While it’s cooling at room temp, the cheesecake volition deflate some together with the centre volition set. After an hr or two, encompass together with chill several hours or overnight inward the fridge earlier serving.
Make the chocolate ganache around when y'all are going to serve/eat the cheesecake. Have chocolate laid inward a mixing bowl. Bring the loving cup of one-half & half just barely to boiling inward a pot on the stove. Pour over the chocolate chips together with whisk together until smooth. Let cool for almost 10 minutes.
While the ganache is cooling, unloosen the cheesecake from the springform pan. To instruct the cheesecake off the bottom circular piece, represent it (with oven mits) over warm stove burner. The cheesecake should easily slide off onto a plate later 1-2 min over the burner.
Pour the liquid ganache inward the centre of the cheesecake to fill upwardly the top. Pop the remaining ganache inward the fridge until it’s thick plenty to represent a shape, but sparse plenty that it’s notwithstanding pour-able. Drizzle over the top of the cheesecake for ornament + texture. Throw some extra chocolate chips on top, if you’re into that kinda thing. Serve alongside a loving cup of Irish Gaelic coffee.
*Cover leftovers together with refrigerate
*If y'all don’t receive got a springform pan, y'all tin give the axe bake this inward a pie pan. You simply won’t hold out able to instruct it out of the pan to serve it similar y'all tin give the axe alongside a springform.
Serves almost 8.