Back in 1936, Forrest E Mars created the light and airy bubbles we still know today as Maltesers®. They were so bubbly brilliant that the Mars family business are still making them in the same factory in Slough today, over 70 years later!
The original idea was to deliver the goodness of malted milk, in a delicious and fun chocolately ball. Simply a great idea.
In 2007 we made over 10 billion Maltesers balls in Slough... That’s enough to go around the world over 3.7 times!
Maltesers make the ideal ingredient to add some magic. There are hundreds of recipes available, including this fantastic Cheesecake by Jamie Oliver... why not get inventive and try yourself?
Cheescake (by Jamie Oliver)
200 g Maltesers
250 g Shortbread cookies (Butterkekse)
150 g Butter
500 ml Sour cream
600 g Cream cheese (like Philadelphia)
170 g Sugar
Lemon zest of 1 lemon
Vanilla (I used 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar)
1 Bar of chocolate
Line a normal sized spring form baking pan with baking paper (makes it easier to take it out in the end).
Crumble the cookies and the Maltesers and mix them with melted butter. Press the mixture into the spring form.
Mix sour cream, cream cheese, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla.
Whisk stiff the egg white and add to this mixture.
Fill on took of the cookie mixture.
Break the bar of chocolate into pieces and spread it over the cake (gently pushing them in).
Bake in the preheated oven at 170 degree Celsius for about 60 minutes.