Ever used Primula Cheese in your baking?
Want to give your family something scrummy to eat over christmas?
Why not try making these cute little Santa cheese cakes made with Primula spreadable cheese, they are easy to make and will look fabulous on the tray when handing out to family and friends when they visit.
Primula Spreadable cheese is packed with goodness, it is a natural source of calcium and dairy protein and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Five facts on Primula:
- Primula contains half the fat of hard cheese
- Primula Original is suitable for vegetarians and it is pasteurised, making it suitable for pregnant women
- Primula Cheese is gluten free
- 15 million tubes of Primula are sold in the UK each year
- Primula Cheese was created in Norway by Olav Kavli and named after the first flowers of spring.
The recipe for Primula’s famous spreadable cheese is a closely guarded secret but they have shared with us some recipes that we, at home can make with the cheese spread. One of these recipes is:
Primula Santa’s Cheese Cakes
1 tube of Primula Original Cheese
4 ginger biscuits
3 digestive biscuits
60g icing sugar
150ml double cream
3 gelatine leaves
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 cupcake liners (5cm diameter)
- Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds
- Put the biscuits into a bag and bash them with a rolling pin until they are all crumbly
- Mix the biscuit crumbs with the melted butter until it starts to join together
- Spoon the biscuit mixture into the base of each cupcake and press down firmly, each base should be roughly 1cm thick. Place in the fridge to set.
- Squeeze Primula Original Cheese into a mixing bowl and add the icing sugar and vanilla extract, mix to a smooth consistency
- Whip up 150ml of double cream in another bowl until it forms stiff peaks. Fold the cream into the cheese mixture
- Follow the gelatine mix instructions as per the packaging and stir through the cheese
- Take the bases from the fridge and spoon on the cheese mixture on top, place back in the fridge to set over night
- Take the cheesecakes out of the fridge and remove the cupcake liners
- Cut off the top of the strawberries and place onto the cheese upside down so that they look a santa hat
- Squirt the whipped cream around the edge of the strawberries and a little ball on top. You could use double cream if you wish and pipe it on.
- Serve and enjoy!
These little bundles of creaminess cheesy scrummy cakes are very tasty, they are ideal treats for over the festive holidays. They are easy to make, my son made them with me, we found that the instructions were easy to follow and as there was no baking it was safe for him to make them on his own.
We made about 9 as we used bigger cupcake liners and they didn’t last long, the boys scoffed them down asking for more. You can just about taste the cheese and ginger but it is there, just at the back of the tongue. My middle boy doesn’t normally eat cheese but he ate 3 of these cheescakes, saying that they were yummy! The tubes are the perfect size to fit into the side door of the fridge so they don’t take up too much room on the shelves.
Primula also have Cheese spreads of other flavours; Cheese and Chives, Ham and Prawn.
We use our Cheese and Chive spread in our sandwiches with lettuce, only a little squirt is needed as it is easy to spread and is very tasty. The cheese is thick and creamy and would make a perfect complement to some herby bread.
If you want to find out more about Primula please visit there website Primula is available in all major supermarkets.
We was sent a tube of Primula to try for the purpose of this review