Cake Cake Cake!
Cheesecake has to be one of my first loves after chocolate of course! So for this Valentines season I decided to give the chocolate a break and head on over to the world of rich velvety cheesecakes. (No bake of course) A buttery biscuit base, sweet silky cream cheese filing with a layer of sharp fruit syrup. These contrasting flavours create such a beautiful mouthfeel that’s just pure bliss.
Best part it’s a no bake cheesecake which means dessert with almost no effort.
- 10- 14 Digestives biscuits (or half a box)
- 1 oz Unsalted Butter
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- 3 oz Whipping cream
- Vanilla Extract (a drop)
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 oz Icing sugar
- Canned fruit of choice
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 60ml of water (about 4Tbsp)
- Red Food colouring
- On a small pan add the sugar and water and bring it up to a gentle boil. Gently swirl the pan around as the sugar melts and try not stir. Be careful not to touch the hot syrup mixture! Once it’s turned a light amber colour turn of the heat and add the food colouring. Give it a light mix and pour it into a jug
- Crush the digestive biscuits into a fine bread crumb texture
- In a heavy pan melt the butter and toss in the crushed digestives. Toast until well combined and just golden brown. Remove from the heat then add in the cinnamon powder and salt. Mix well.
- Divide the crushed digestive mixture into 5-6 medium glasses then gently press down to form a crust. Chill the crust in the fridge for about 20 minutes while you get on with the cream cheese filling.
- Into a mixing bowl whisk together the cream cheese and whipping cream until soft and fluffy. Mix in the icing sugar then the vanilla and finally a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Use a table spoon and teaspoon to carefully layer the cream cheese filling into the glasses. Be sure to chill the cheesecake between each layer in order to set the filling
- . Repeat the process until your final layer but leave some space at the top for a final layer of fruit and drizzle of syrup glaze. Chill overnight for best results, or for at least 2hrs before you tuck in!
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