Whenever we have dinner parties, this is the cake Isaac makes. It’s his specialty and he has been perfecting it for a few years now since finding a very basic baked cheesecake recipe in an old magazine that he ripped out and stuck into his own personal cookbook that now has alterations and changes and scribbles all over it. Everyone absolutely loves it and it always gets rave reviews.
I reckon Isaac’s stroke of genius came when he decided to add malt milk powder after seeing it added into a cake on TV. It just creates the most delicious, scrumptious, morish, and almost-savoury component to the cheesecake which pairs with the rich, creamy texture SO perfectly. Isaac also likes to use ‘Malt O Milk’ biscuits for the base which here in Australia are a sweet malt Arnott’s biscuit available at Woolies. If you can’t find these or are overseas, you can use any plain vanilla or malt sweet biscuit.
Another big plus for this cheesecake is that it is just made in a food processor. First the base then the filling, without even needing to clean the bowl in between. Then it’s baked to perfection in one step, cooled and served. Super easy.
This vanilla malted milk cheesecake is truly something special and I hope you guys get as much joy out of it as Isaac does when he makes it, and as much as I do when I eat it!
Isaac (and Mel!) :)