TGBBO Week 4: Desserts

So, usually a favourite week on The Great British Bake Off – Week 4: Desserts left me wondering what to make, I do not really like Creme Brulee and I do not like baked cheesecake either. So this weeks creation was more inspired by rather than something that could have been made on TGBBO. This week I made Peanut Butter Cheesecake (no-bake so a little cheating):


  • 200g of Chocolate Digestives
  • 50g of Butter
  • 200g of Cream Cheese
  • 2tbsp of Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 2tbsp of Icing Sugar
  • 150g of Milk Chocolate
  • 75g of Reeses Pieces
TGBBO Week 4: Peanut Butter Cheesecake
TGBBO Week 4: Peanut Butter Cheesecake


  1. Start by crushing your biscuits into crumbs, I do this by putting them into a food bag and beating with a rolling in before pouring into a large bowl
  2. Melt the butter and add to the biscuit crumbs and mix until the mixture is moist
  3. Then tip into a spring form and use a wooden spoon to push down and smooth the biscuit base
  4. Place into the fridge to set
  5. Whilst this is setting mix the cream cheese, icing sugar and peanut butter together until light and fluffy
  6. Then tip this on top of the biscuit base and smooth
  7. Place back into the fridge
  8. In a heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate over a bowl of boiling water
  9. Once melted allow to cool slightly before pouring on top of the cheesecake and turning the tin so that it is evenly covered
  10. Finally add the Reeses Pieces to the top before placing back into the fridge
  11. Once fully set the cheesecake can be eaten

Note: I used an 11″ spring form tin and this will serve 8 portions

So my TGBBO Week 4 may not have been exactly on topic and didn’t really involve any baking but I do not really care because this Peanut Butter Cheesecake was scrumptious, rich so only a small piece was needed but scrumptious nonetheless.

I am looking forward to thinking up something ‘free from’ for my next recipe!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks incredible! Have a great rest of the week!

    xo, Bry

  2. heenie says:

    how cute! can’t go wrong with this combo.

  3. lisasasha says:

    This looks fantastic! It must taste amazing 🙂

  4. Looks Delicious!! I love that show new season just started this past Sunday 🙂

  5. emyraileanu says:

    Mmmm delicious!!! I will prepare tomorrow 😉

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