FIGJAM....!!!! Yep I said it I am good. If you don't know what FIGJAM is google it. You will laugh.
Why am I good....???? Well my dears I came up with (I think) the first Full Oreo Biscuit Base. What does that mean...??? Well traditionally when making a cheesecake or pie etc you blitz your Oreo's or Graham Crackers (or digestives if you are in Australia) in a food processor and add melted butter and sugar. Well I made one big homemade Oreo cookie and used it as my base. No blitzing. No melted butter. No added sugar.
Why....??? Because no one else has done it and I wanted a challenge. LOL. I Googled 'Oreo base' and all I came up with was the crumbed biscuits bases not a full 'biscuit' so I am saying I am the first so there. LOL.
So first things first I needed an Oreo recipe. Got it. So on to the work.
I used a 6.5" springform, leak proof pan.
Make your Oreo cookie dough and then roll out to a 1/8 inch thickness.
I think mine was a little thicker than that but not matter.
I took my tin and with a knife I cut out the dough to be about 3/4 inch wider than
the bottom of the tin.
This was the hard part and it was a mess in the end but it worked when cooked.
I pushed the round dough in to the tin and then 'mended' all the rips and gaps
with the left over dough on the bench.
Close up of it - mess and all.
Cooked it for 6 1/2 mins at 180 degrees celsius.
The cookies are supposed to be cooked for 10 - 12 mins at the small size so thought
this was perfect time.
Here are the cookies I made with the left over dough.
Made a NY based style cheesecake and poured in to the tin on top of
Oreo base. I cooked in oven at 180 degrees for 12mins and then reduced temp
down to 120 degrees for 45mins. You could take out as soon as you think it is ready.
Different ovens - different times normally.
Sorry about the horrible plate but the hazards of having kids. I put on plate and
then realized I needed to take a photo. You get the idea though.
This was the finished product. Oh so yummy. Fluffy and the base........????
This is why I say I am good. It turned out perfectly. It didn't break when I cut the piece off. The underneath was nice and moist from the cheesecake sitting on top of it. It is not hard like I thought it might be.
So there you have it. I did it. You have seen a first (as far as I know).
I got my Oreo cookie recipe here.
My NY Baked Cheesecake recipe from here (I used half recipe with 2 eggs and one egg white instead of three eggs).
Now do you think it could work with a Homemade Graham Cracker dough.....?? I reckon it could.