Your favourite cheesecake recipe - HIT ME!!(10 Posts)
I made this one up, using a standard mascarpone cheesecake as the starting point and adding the extra flavours I love the most... It has received rave reviews from everyone who's eaten it .
Raspberry mascarpone cheesecake (I use gluten free biscuits, because my children are coeliac, but I'm sure it would work just as well with normal biscuits!)
200g/7oz g-f chocolate chip biscuits (I use a pack of Sainsbury’s biscuits, which is 150g and make up the difference with g-f digestives)
75g/2½ oz unsalted butter
400g/14oz full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
300g/10½ oz mascarpone, at room temperature
200g/7oz icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 punnet raspberries plus extra for decorating
2 squares chocolate for decorating
chopped hazelnuts for decorating
Line a 23cm springform tin with baking parchment/greaseproof paper (not essential, but makes it easier to get the cheesecake off the base later)
Place the biscuits into a sealable freezer bag. Push all the air out and seal the bag. Crush the biscuits with a rolling pin, being careful not to break any holes in the bag.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Tip the biscuit crumbs into the butter and mix well until thoroughly combined. Press the buttery crumbs into the bottom of the tin. Chill in the refrigerator while you make the topping.
Combine the cream cheese and mascarpone in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric handheld mixer, blend the cheeses together until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar a little at a time and blend to incorporate. Finally, mix in the vanilla. The mixture should be very light and fluffy. Fold in the raspberries - it doesn’t matter if some of them get squashed - it makes a nice marbled effect through the cheesecake.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the biscuit base and smooth the top with a palette knife or spatula. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge overnight (it says 4 hours in the original recipe, but I really don’t think this is long enough).
To decorate, run a palette knife around the inside of the tin to loosen the sides away from the cheesecake and remove from the tin. Place on a plate. Melt the chocolate (dark or light or a mixture - doesn’t matter) and then, using a teaspoon, drizzle over the top of the cheesecake. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts to taste over the cheesecake and then top with raspberries and drizzle a little more chocolate over the raspberries.
Put it back in the fridge till you’re ready to serve it.
Nigella has an amazing Lime cheese cake which (in my mind) needs to be left for 24hrs after making before eating - for some reason it just tastes better.
BBC Good Food website has a recipe for a baked Rasperry and lemon cheese cake which is also amazing
I love this easy no bake, no gelatine (no fuss!) Donal Skehan recipe for white chocolate and blueberry cheesecake . DH says it's the best cheesecake he's ever had in his life! That might be a slight exaggeration on his part but it's easy to make, always turns out well and has little or no faff to it.
This one is lovely.
White chocolate and ginger.
Gingernut biscuits for base
2 x Philadelphia cream cheese pots
1 x sharing bar of white chocolate
1 tsp grated ginger.
No bake, just leave to chill for a couple of hours.
Always turns out perfectly and a chef friend now makes it in his own restaurant.
When we were courting, DH made me one where the filing was basically condensed milk and double cream.
200 grams ginger biscuits (crushed finely)
100 grams butter (melted)
600 ml double cream
400 grams condensed milk
5 lemons (juice zest)
Make the base as usual, then whip the cream and fold in condensed milk and zest before chilling.
I suppose you could also fold in melted white chocolate.
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