Oreo Double Chocolate Cheesecake
cup butter or margarine
25 Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, crushed
16 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
6 eggs, separated (at room temperature)
4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate
In a medium saucepan, over low heat, melt butter or margarine. Remove from heat.
Stir in Oreo crumbs. Press evenly onto bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform
pan; refrigerate while preparing filling.
In a large bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese until
light and fluffy; beat in egg yolks, melted chocolate and vanilla extract until
smooth, about 3 minutes; set aside.
In another large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until
soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Using a
rubber spatula, gently fold beaten egg white, one-third at a time, into cream
cheese mixture. Pour into crust. Freeze for 4 hours.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt the 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet
chocolate; remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.
On an 11 x 8 1/2-inch sheet of white paper, draw 1 (6-inch) circle; on outside
of circle, draw 12 (1-inch) circles, spaced evenly around circle. Place on
cookie sheet; cover with wax paper, securing wax paper edges under cookie sheet.
Use a No. 1 decorating tip, pipe melted chocolate onto wax paper over outline
(or drizzle chocolate, a little at a time, from teaspoon); freeze until firm,
about 30 minutes.
Remove sides of pan; carefully remove wax paper from chocolate loop decoration.
Set on frozen cheesecake. Garnish with chocolate curls.