Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Lady Bug Says ... Cheesecake Time!

Evening lovelies!
Tonight I thought I would share with you the recipe for the cheesecake I made the Mr for his birthday last month. He is a bit of a cheesecake obsessive and will always pick that over birthday cake!
I adapted this Good To Know recipe.

Here is how I made it

Ingredients

For the base:
150g (5oz) plain chocolate digestive biscuits
60g (2oz) unsalted butter, softened

For the topping:
150g strawberry's
2 level tablespoons caster sugar
300g carton cream cheese
200ml carton crème fraiche
60g (2oz) caster sugar
200g bar white chocolate, melted
Cocoa, for dusting
20cm (8in) loose-bottomed cake tin, lined with baking parchment

Method


- To make the base, crush the biscuits finely, either in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, or whizzing them in the bowl of a food processor. Stir the butter into the crumbs and then press the mixture firmly into the base of the cake tin and chill to set.
- To make the filling, chop the strawberry's into small chunks. Heat up the strawberry's, 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and 2 table spoons of water until the strawberry's are soft and the sugar and water has turned to a syrup.

- Whisk together the cream cheese, crème fraiche and caster sugar. Fold in the white chocolate and pour the mixture over the base.
- Chill the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Remove the cheesecake from the tin and remove the lining paper. Dust some cocoa powder over the top.

It turned out pretty yummy even if I do say so myself!

5 comments:

  1. Your cheesecake looks so tasty! I've never made one using creme fraiche so I might have to try your recipe out :) xx

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  2. Seriously, good to know recipes are amazing! I buy their magazine every month!

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  3. well done on the cheesecake, i've never liked the texture, but my sister loves it so i may make her one next time she visits ;)

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  4. MMMM, I just might be trying this at the weekend even though I'm on a diet *cheeky* :)

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