Monday, February 11, 2013

Heavenly Cheescake

I don't normally share recipes here but this one has caused a bit of interest  ~ enjoy

Ingredients -

2 X 250 g packets of cream cheese - softened
1/2 cup caster sugar + 1/4 cup extra
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup milk
3 teaspoons gelatine
1/4 cup just boiled water
1/4 cup lemon juice
Berries and mint leaves to decorate

Base -

220 g NICE or shortbread type biscuits
125 g melted butter

Method -

  • Grease and line a 23 cm round springform tin with baking paper.
  • Base - Process biscuits in a food processor until  fine crumbs form, with motor running pour in butter. Press crumbs firmly into base of pan. Chill 20 minutes.
  • Use electric mixer, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sugar for 3-4 minutes, until smooth. Add egg yolks one at a  time, beating well after each addition. Stir milk through.
  • Stir mixture over double boiler for 10 minutes.
  • In a jug, dissolve gelatine in just boiled water, whisking with a fork. Stir gelatine mixture and lemon juice into cream cheese mixture, until well combined.
  • Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup of sugar until mixture is glossy
  • Fold egg white mixture into cream cheese mixture. Pour over biscuit base. Chill for 2 hours or overnight until set.
  • Decorate with berries and mint.
I used my Thermomix for this recipe - it is easily adapted.