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23May/1022

Lost Finale: Dharma Initiative Cheesecake

To celebrate the Lost finale, we have decided to make a themed dinner. For dessert we have made a Dharma Initiative black smoke cheesecake. The black smoke and the Dharma logo are made using just chocolate; keep reading to find out how!

Cheesecake Crust Makes 2 cakes

150 g softened butter
200 g crackers
100 g sugar
30 g water
50 g flour

Instructions

Crush crackers with a blender until a fine powder is obtained. Add the rest of ingredients, making sure the butter is softened, not melted. Mix with your hands until the mix just holds together when pressed into a ball.

The technique to line your mold with the cracker mixture will depend on the type of mold being used:

For a bottomless ring, place parchment paper on an oven tray, place cracker mix on top and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Spread with a rolling pin until a thickness of 3 mm is acquired. Remove wrap and place your molds on top, pressing down as if cutting cookie dough. Remove the dough on the outside of the molds, leaving them with their base. You can make walls if you want, pressing the dough on the inside of the mold with your hands.

For a regular pan, grease it and place dough on the bottom and press down with the bottom of a glass to smooth the surface. You can make walls if you want, pressing the dough on the inside of the mold with your hands.

Bake in the oven at 180 ºC until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool on the oven tray. Don't remove from the mold yet!

Cheesecake filling Makes one cake

50 g melted butter
250 g philadelphia
Orange zest
Lemon zest
80 g sugar
30 g flour
2 g salt
1 egg

Instructions

Separate the egg white from the yolk and reserve both. Combine cheese wit melted butter, half the sugar, egg yolk, flour, salt and zests. Mix well until combined. Meanwhile, whip the egg white until soft peaks form. Add the remaining half of the sugar and keep beating until stiff peaks form. Add the egg white to the cheese mixture and fold the mixture until fully blended.

Add spoonfuls of the filling into the molds and level the surface with a spatula.

Marble

125 g chocolate

Instructions

Drizzle chocolate over the cheese mixture. With a swirling motion and the help of a toothpick, marble the surface of the cake.

Bake in the oven at 150 ºC for 15 minutes or until the top of the cake loses its shine. The top of the cake should be firm to the touch.

Dharma Initiative Logo

1 sheet tracing paper
White Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
1 cardboard
Toothpicks

Instructions

Print the design on a sheet of paper. Tape the cardboard on a clean table. Tape design on the cardboard and tape the tracing paper on top. Melt dark chocolate and with a toothpick, fill in the dark parts of the design. Place in the fridge for the chocolate to set.

Notice how the design must me a mirrored image of the final desired design. We almost made the mistake of doing it with the final design, but we realized on time!

Meanwhile melt white chocolate. When the dark chocolate is set, pipe the white chocolate on top, covering the whole design. Be careful not to heat the white chocolate too much, because it will melt your previous design, and you will probably cry if this happens :'(

Chill the design in the freezer or the bottom part of your fridge until it sets. Turn the design over carefully and peel off the tracing paper. Removing the paper should be easy; if you have trouble, leave it in the freezer for a couple more minutes.

Handle your design with gloves, to prevent it from melting. Place your chocolate design on top of the cheesecake, et voilà!

Source:
Cheesecake recipe from the Hofmann Cooking School
Simple chocolate painting technique from Yurin's Obentou Diary via Eye Candy

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  1. Awesomeness!!!

    No solo tiene una pinta espectacular, sino que además esta buenísimo!!! Hugo Reyes se lo comería fijo…

    Enhorabuena, cada día mejor!

  2. Wow. Love the black smoke effect in the cheesecake!
    We can always have Dharma Initiative cake even if we don’t have more Lost episodes…
    Thanks Debo
    :D
    PS: the Dharma logo looks AWESOMEEEEEEEEE

    • We can make variations of the cheesecake, and it will remind us of Lost :’(
      The Dharma logo is really cool, and yummy too!

  3. Estoy impresionada, este blog se supera cada día. La tapa de la tarta es una aunténtica obra de arte. Enhorabuena, es una maravilla; comerlo ya no quiero imaginármelo.

  4. Jajajaja Que grandes!! Una pinta tremenda !

  5. Deboooo, vaya si he visto tu cake! menuda pintorra! y eres una artista tia! q curradisimo el logo de Dharma!!! y la cheesecake tiene pintaza… somos mega geeks y vamos a llorar con el final de lost, snif snif… a ver si los pasteles nos hacen el tema un poco menos amargo…

  6. OMG!!! I love LOST… send me that cake so I can eat it while watching the finale tonight!!! AHHH, so amazing!!!

  7. I love it, I´ll try to do it,but is better to eat it!!!

  8. Exceptional creative skills.
    Unusual mental ability.
    A natural talent.

    Mrs. Aguilera you’re a GENIUS.

    (que buena estaba…mmm)

  9. enhorabuena por la tarta. muy original, muy buena pinta

  10. Estoy impresionadaa! Me quiero animar a hacerlo! ^^ Pero tengo una duda…el chocolate que hace de humo negro es de algún tipo en especial? Se debe mezclar con algo? Yo recuerdo que otras veces que he usado chocolate en las tartas (de cobertura) queda muy duro…demasiado diría yo.
    Gracias de antemano!!

    • Hola Ferre, gracias! El chocolate que utilicé fue de la marca Valrhona, que es el que uso siempre. Es una tableta normal y corriente y puedes utilizar el nestlé postres de toda la vida o el que utilices normalmente. Lo tienes que echar caliente (fundido) sobre la mezcla de la tarta de queso. Al removerlo con el palillo, queda entremezclado con la cheesecake y no queda endurecido. Supongo que al estar junto con la otra masa, no cuaja como cuando lo echas por encima de una tarta y lo dejas enfriar. Espero que te animes y que me cuentes como te ha ido! :)

      Nota: con las cantidades que puse para la base tienes para hacer dos tartas, pero con las cantidades que puse para el relleno solo te da para una. Te lo digo para que no te sobre base o te falte relleno al hacerla!

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