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Making Zombie Glass Cheesecakes
*In collaboration with Hobbycraft.
When it comes to October, I love just about everything and anything to do with Halloween. Whether I’m working on a craft project or baking in the kitchen, Halloween is one time of the year I can’t get enough of. I love baking all year round, however, at Halloween, I have the chance to go all out. Recently I decided to conquer my fear of making cheesecake and add a Halloween twist to it. So I decided to add “broken glass” to my zombie cheesecakes, also known as sugar glass. This recipe tells you how to make sugar glass and mini vanilla cheesecakes, however, you can change the flavourings of your cheesecake if this one isn’t to your taste.
By applying the sugar glass to the top of the cheesecake and also dying it red, gives it ultimate Halloween vibes. As I noticed when looking into how to make sugar glass all of the recipes featured ingredients only available in the USA, I decided to change up the recipe a bit and share it with you guys here in the UK. Most of the ingredients in this post are available in any supermarket, however, if you’re looking for edible treats to put on top of your cheesecake, I always find Hobbycraft or Etsy for more unique bits and pieces. If you’re interested in seeing any of my other Halloween baking posts such as my cream cheese Halloween cupcakes or my extra spooky bark, I have a whole section of my blog dedicated to Halloween.
Making sugar glass is actually a lot easier than you may think.
- 400 g Caster Sugar
- 2 tbsp Treacle
- 100 ml Water
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 drop Red Food Colouring
- Parchment Paper
How to make sugar glass.
- Once it is simmering you need to wait for the sugar to melt, to keep the sugar from sticking to the pan, swirl the pan gently making sure not to stir the liquid.
- Grab an old pan, then pour in the contents of the sugar, alongside the lemon juice and water. Turn on the hob and wait for it to start simmering. In this time grab a baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
- Add the treacle and let it bubble until it looks clear, then take it off the hob when ready. Your liquid should look clear.
- Quickly pour it on to the tray with parchment paper and then grab your food colouring and drag it through with a cocktail stick or fork. This should then make it look like fake blood has been pulled through the glass.
- Leave it to dry, on the side rather than the fridge. Once dry use a rolling pin to break it into little pieces and then your fake glass is complete.