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Hello,

We have some friends coming for dinner and i would like to make a Mars Bar Cheesecake for them. The recipe says i need 'cream cheese' is this something you can buy here? If so what is it called please or can anybody suggest an alternative that can be found easily here :D .

Thank you in advance xx


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you need to buy 'fromage à tartiner' It comes in a rectangular tub and is available almost anywhere. Make sure that you get an unflavoured one, as it is available with garlic and herbs or with nuts.
A good alternative for cheesecake is marscapone


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Thank you i will have a look for it.

I made a Delia Cheesecake with mascarpone and to be honest i didn't like it!! But not sure if it was my cooking the mascarpone :oops:

Would the mascarpone give the cheescake such a different taste or would it not be very noticable??

x


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Mascarpone IS a different taste, and better with a mixture of cream cheese AND Mascarpone. For REAL NY cheesecake, you need straight cream cheese.

I use Saint-Morêt nature - Fromage à pâte fraîche, 53% MG, for cream cheese here in France or one of the generic brands of 'fromage à tartiner nature' from the Hypermarché.

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tinadean wrote:
Thank you i will have a look for it.

I made a Delia Cheesecake with mascarpone and to be honest i didn't like it!! But not sure if it was my cooking the mascarpone :oops:

Would the mascarpone give the cheescake such a different taste or would it not be very noticable??

x


I didn't think you could cook with marscapone!


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KathyC wrote:
tinadean wrote:
Thank you i will have a look for it.

I made a Delia Cheesecake with mascarpone and to be honest i didn't like it!! But not sure if it was my cooking the mascarpone :oops:

Would the mascarpone give the cheescake such a different taste or would it not be very noticable??

x


I didn't think you could cook with marscapone!



Sorry i should of said

' not sure if it was my cooking OR the marscapone!!'

It was a very slow baked cheesecake.

Tina


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Fromage a tartiner de Leader Price is the most similar to Philadelphia even smoother test ,St. Moret is different from Philadelphi. Please do compared around 1,09 euro


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Hi I have just used a cheese called Caprice des Anges (fromage Frais) from the cheese isle in Super U. We won't be eating the cheese cake untill tomorrow so I shall let you know the outcome.


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Very little difference between St Moret and Philly if being used in cooking


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The biggest difference between St Moret and own brand 'fromage a tartiner' is the price! I make an unbaked cheesecake and I prefer the taste of 'f. a. t' (tee hee :lol: ) to St Moret, which has a stronger taste. But if St Moret was the cheaper then I'd buy and use that instead. :D

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tinadean wrote:
Hello,

We have some friends coming for dinner and i would like to make a Mars Bar Cheesecake for them. The recipe says i need 'cream cheese' is this something you can buy here? If so what is it called please or can anybody suggest an alternative that can be found easily here :D .

Thank you in advance xx


Hi,
I'm still trying to get my head around the notion of making a cheesecake with mars bars.
I can just about cope with the sickliness of a blackcurrant or lemon version but, mars bars would be a sugar step too far for me!! :)
Perhaps I'm missing out on a real treat?.
Anyway, good luck in your quest to find the ingredients. Kind regards cbp


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