Road Test Tuesday – From Bondi Chai to Cheesecake Crumbles
Let me start by saying I’m not a fan of Chai.
We had some samples of Bondi Chai sent to us and himself and KK have been loving it! Its a really simple, just add hot milk type of deal which gives you a creamy hot cup-o-chai.
I did try it out however wasn’t all that fussed (as I said, i’m not a fan so I honestly wasn’t all that surprised). It got me thinking as to what I was going to do with the sachets of Chai. I thought cream would go well and so decided upon a deconstructed cheesecake (of sorts). Say hello to my Vanilla Chai Cheesecake Crumbles!
VANILLA CHAI CHEESECAKE CRUMBLES
YOU WILL NEED
2 x Sachets Bondi Chai – Vanilla & Honey
2 x Blocks Philly Cream Cheese (Room temp! Otherwise you will have lumps you will never whip out)
2 x Tablespoons Icing Sugar (Sifted)
6 plain Biscuits, such as Arrowroot or Marie – crushed
Dark Chocolate for Garnish
THE HOW TO
Crush your biscuits using a food processor or similar. Set Aside;
Put your cream cheese in a mixer and beat well until smooth;
Add your sachets of Bondi Chai and the icing sugar and mix in well;
Divide out between 8 ramekins and refrigerate for as long as possible – 6/8 hrs is good – overnight is better!
Just before serving, Top each cheesecake with a pile of crumbles and a few curls of dark chocolate.
The Chai flavour in these desserts is definitely there, but not as overpowering as a whole cup of Chai, therefore giving you the experience of something different in a very subtle and creamy way. I served this as dessert after a Massaman Curry and it really matched in well.
BONDI CHAI is available in Woolworth’s’ stores across the country. A premium quality chai latte in a convenient single serve pack. Its a delicious, creamy blend of Vanilla, Honey, Cinnamon, Ginger and Exotic Spices with a Darjeeling Tea base:
– Available in two delicious flavours – Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon
– No Artificial Ingredients, Gluten Free and 98% Fat Free;
– Available in 1kg caterers packs, 250g packs and sachet packs.
I was not paid by Bondi Chai (or anyone) for doing this post, however I did receive 2 x packs to try. All the opinions expressed are my own.