Mint Choc Cheesecake

[wcm_nonmember]<!– –><div style="text-align: center"><!– –><img src="https://cdn.sorted.club/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Bucket-List-graphic.png" alt="" scale="0" style="max-width: 30%; margin-top: 20px"><!– –><!– –><h2><!– –>Unlock this Story<!– –></h2><!– –><p style="padding-bottom:25px"><!– –>Stories from the 'Bucket List' book are only available to members<!– –></p><!– –><a class="et_pb_button" background-color: #ffffff"<!– –>href="/product/digital-club-membership/">join the club</a><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_nonmember]<!– –><!– –>[wcm_restrict]<!– –><!– –><div class="page" title="Page 44"><!– –><div class="section"><!– –><div class="layoutArea"><!– –><div class="column"><!– –><!– –><p>Food has the power to be so much more than simple sustenance. It can bring people together, create strong bonds and traditions between friends and family, and even be <b>the perfect way to remember someone by</b>. Creating a family tradition around a plate of food is the perfect basis for a bucket list recipe. Maybe you have a memorable dish already, or there’s that one dish you always have when the whole family are together at home or at a celebration. You can turn that into something more to pass down to future generations.</p><!– –><!– –><p>For Eilís, it’s <b>her mom’s chocolate mint cheesecake</b>. Eilís’ mom died in 2014 and the cheesecake was something that she used to whip up for every special occasion. Eilís is one of seven siblings but not one birthday or Christmas would go by without it being on the menu. The first time she ate it was as a kid after a standard huge Sunday dinner that her mom cooked. She was with all of her family and she <b>instantly loved it</b>.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Now it’s become a family tradition and when she makes it, Eilís is always reminded of her mom in a happy way. It’s a simple recipe but just melts in the mouth. It’s mostly minty with just a hint of chocolate and it’s always a hit when she or her sisters make it for her family.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Eilís says that it's <b>silky smooth</b>, as cheesecake should be, with a gentle crunch from the biscuit base. The grated chocolate and mint flavour from crème de menthe liqueur are just delish. She loves that you can totally personalise it and make it super minty or add lots of grated chocolate depending on your personal taste.</p><!– –><!– –><p>You first make the biscuit base which is laced with buttery goodness and leave it in the fridge to cool. Then top with a silky mixture that includes cream cheese, double cream, crème de menthe and grated milk chocolate. It’s best left to sit in the fridge overnight to really let the flavour develop (we don’t blame you if you <b>steal a couple spoonfuls from the bowl</b> though – it’s pretty hard to resist).</p><!– –><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_restrict]