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White Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake Pots

200g gingernut biscuits

100g butter, melted

1 tsp ground ginger

450g cream cheese

200g white chocolate

100ml cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp icing sugar

Desserts that can be made ahead are lifesavers when it comes to entertaining, and ones which only take a few minutes to put together are even better. These individual cheesecake pots are perfect to pull out of the fridge at the end of a meal, and with an extra kick from the ginger your guests will be singing your praises. Serves six.

1 Blitz the biscuits in a food processor until you have fine breadcrumbs. Pour in the melted butter and ginger and process until everything is mixed through. Gently push the biscuit base into individual serving pots and set aside.

2Slowly melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a small pot of simmering water. Put the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and add the white chocolate, cream, vanilla extract, and sugar. Beat all the ingredients together until you get a nice light mixture.

3Spoon the cream-cheese mix into the serving pots, smooth the top and garnish with a sprinkling of thinly sliced white chocolate. Place in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Irish Independent