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Alternative to digestive biscuits for cheesecake base?

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PoppadomPreach Mon 17-Jun-13 12:35:35

Just wondered if anyone had a good alternative to digestive biscuits for a cheesecake base?

I have tried a couple of alternatives (e.g. Maryland cookies) but it still doesn't seem right. I really, really don't like a digestive biscuit base and desperately want a decent alternative!

Any suggestions much appreciated.....

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Alwayscheerful Mon 17-Jun-13 12:36:14

Ginger nuts, very good with banoffee pie too.

Mintyy Mon 17-Jun-13 12:36:31

Ginger biscuits make a brilliant cheesecake base.

clearsommespace Mon 17-Jun-13 12:36:47

I second ginger biscuits.

ReadytoOrderSir Mon 17-Jun-13 12:37:19

2nd for gingernuts.

Hobnobs are good too :-)

neontetra Mon 17-Jun-13 12:39:52

Ginger biscuits are brill! Even gluten free ones work well, which is handy.

PoppadomPreach Mon 17-Jun-13 12:44:53

Wow! Didnt expect so many responses, and almost a consensus too!

Regarding ginger nuts - I can't say they are my number one biscuit, but do they transform themselves majestically when mixed with butter and use them as a base?

Even if you don't like ginger nuts, can you still like a ginger nuts

<berates self for being so fussy>

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smilingthroughgrittedteeth Mon 17-Jun-13 12:47:39

My friend always uses hob nobs

EugenesAxe Mon 17-Jun-13 12:50:45

poppadum - yes they do. They are especially lovely with a citrus cheesecake. I was going to suggest them as well, by the way.

TrixyPixie Mon 17-Jun-13 12:58:58

pinterest seems to swear by oreos, I haven't tried them, but once the diet is over.... grin

PoppadomPreach Mon 17-Jun-13 13:04:12

Ooh I am making a citrus cheesecake (Nigel slater's orange and lemon cheesecake from kitchen diaries) - I'm sold on the ginger nuts..

(But makes mental note re Oreos for next time I make toblerone cheesecake)

Thank you very much for your replies - genuinely appreciated.

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WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 17-Jun-13 13:04:53

I hate ginger biscuits, I would find it a very unpleasant surprise if you used them. I like dark chocolate digestives myself, or make a shortbread or pastry base.

Greenandcabbagelooking Mon 17-Jun-13 13:06:05

Chocolate dipped hobnobs are nice.

MrsMangoBiscuit Mon 17-Jun-13 13:07:04

I found oreos make the base too hard. Ginger nuts are fab though. Mmmm ginger and lime cheesecake. <drools>

Damn you all, now I want cheesecake! grin

peachypips Mon 17-Jun-13 13:13:48

Crushed shortbread. You don't need as much butter to hold them together as they are quite buttery already! Get value ones.

nancerama Mon 17-Jun-13 13:28:23

Grape Nuts breakfast cereal makes a lovely crunchy base.

fallenempires Mon 17-Jun-13 14:23:09

Ginger nuts work really well with lemon cheesecake.I've made NY cheesecake with Maryland cookies and that worked too.
Might try bourbon creams next time.
I think it's good to keep on experimenting as you can never have enough cheesescake!grin

EugenesAxe Mon 17-Jun-13 14:38:04

Can I slightly usurp this thread to ask if anyone has made a torte of mascarpone (& lemon, in my case, but lime is a common recipe too) and then frozen it with success on thawing?

I'm worried it will go weird, but if anyone's done it and can reassure me that would be great. I have cheese to use up but no occasion in the near future on which to eat the damn torte.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 17-Jun-13 14:52:53

Lovely chocolate cake in deli nearby has a base of what i think are corn flakes or similar

trice Mon 17-Jun-13 15:00:46

Brownie or chocolate concrete base. Yum.

sharond101 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:09:35

I had one before made with weetabix, don't know what they added to make it taste good though. Custard creams too but again don't know how to do it.????http://thegoddesskitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/lemon-meringue-cheesecake.html

PoppadomPreach Mon 17-Jun-13 22:34:32

I'm going to stick with ginger nuts, but a few other intriguing suggestions (Weetabix - seriously?!). Planning to make tue so will report back......

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DTisMYdoctor Mon 17-Jun-13 22:37:19

Another hobnobs vote!

FredFredGeorge Wed 19-Jun-13 08:50:17

Ginger nuts are really good, or kruidnoten (should you have any laying around which is perhaps unlikely here...)

A very thin sponge actually also makes a really good base I think, although it needs to be a no bake cheesecake then I suspect.

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Wed 19-Jun-13 11:28:06

Does anyone know if when you use Oreos you use them whole or throw away the cream from the middle?

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