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What's your favourite, failsafe cheesecake recipe?

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Ponymagic Tue 29-Dec-15 21:06:02

Care to share please? Seeking a change from Nigella's New York (oris it London?) recipe?


UndramaticPause Tue 29-Dec-15 21:10:02

Go to shop
Pick one up
Take to till
Take home


EnglishGirlApproximately Tue 29-Dec-15 21:12:13

If you like peanut butter this is amazing and so easy peanut butter chocolate

WhetherOrNot Tue 29-Dec-15 21:13:46

Sainsbo's or Waitrose or Morrisons's or Tesco or Asda. grin

EponasWildDaughter Tue 29-Dec-15 21:16:41

Nigella's Easy Lemon Cheese Cake

1 pkt digestives
30g butter
Blend biscuits and butter in food processor until fine crumbs. Press crumbs into greased/lined tin. Place in fridge.

500g cream cheese (Philidelphia or cheap alt)
1 jar lemon curd
1/2c sour cream
Blend all together in processor until smooth. Spread over base and fridge until set.

Not quite as lovely as the new york one - but miles quicker, easier and cheaper smile

Bananajam Tue 29-Dec-15 21:16:50

I have a really good but very simple baked cheesecake recipe that was printed in Delicious magazine but is no longer available online. I can email it if you're interested! Biscuit base and sugar, sour cream, cream cheese and flour for the cheesecake baked for 40 minutes. You can add anything you like for flavour - I put raisins soaked in rum in the one I made for Christmas.

SummerHouse Tue 29-Dec-15 21:18:35

Nigella white choc, baileys and whisky.


Ponymagic Tue 29-Dec-15 21:20:55

No shops ladies! Homemade fgrin

Thanks Banana but am looking for a non-bake recipe this time! The lemon sounds nice Eponas and I shall check your link out now, thank you, EnglishGirl.

Ponymagic Tue 29-Dec-15 21:21:50

Summer! Where will I find that recipe please? Is it online?

shoofly Tue 29-Dec-15 21:24:35

I was going to say Nigellas London cheesecake grin I can't do a link but theres an Orange, Aperol Spritz one with an Oreo crust on the delicious magazine website which is amazing and v easy

UndramaticPause Tue 29-Dec-15 21:24:38

Ok ok
Mines a standard cheesecake but:

Chocolate digestive Base
Black cherry pie filling for a topping

UndramaticPause Tue 29-Dec-15 21:25:02

Sorry non baked cheesecake

shoofly Tue 29-Dec-15 21:26:19

And non bake

DancingDuck Tue 29-Dec-15 21:28:04

Waitrose New York vanilla cheesecake, topped with a thin layer of cream whipped up with a bit of icing sugar orange zest and a spoonful of brandy, topped with fresh raspberries. No point in making cheesecake when Waitrose own tastes better.

shouldnthavesaid Tue 29-Dec-15 21:29:10

Shortbread, ginger and lemon zest base (crystal ginger best); cream mixed with mascarpone and soft cheese, plus a good amount of melted white chocolate, fold in chopped strawberries, drizzle with dark chocolate and stud with chocolate covered strawberries. Delish.

Ellieboolou27 Tue 29-Dec-15 21:33:11

Non bake - 125g crushed digestives. 40g softened butter, 280g soft cheese, 397g tin condensed milk, melt butter and finely crush digestives, leave in fridge (in the cake tin) whilst whisking cream cheese and condensed milk, put topping on base (I added half a squeezed lemon), leave to set for at least 2 hours, it's so yummy and easy, no baking required smile

puddingbrains Tue 29-Dec-15 21:33:36

Ooh, ooh, yes! I've got this one!

Base: 3/4 of a packet of digestives (or more if you like a thicker base)
50g butter, melted

Smash biscuits into crumbs and mix with melted butter. Squash into the base of a round tin (I've got those ones that you can lift the base out of...genius)

Base done.

Cheese bit: one standard size tub of mascarpone (Asda/tesco sell for around £1)
200g white chocolate (I sometimes put in 300g blush)
1 tub cream cheese
384ml carton of double cream.

Melt chocolate and then stir everything together. Do it sloooowly or you will get cheesey lumps.pour mixture on top of base. Sling in the fridge for a few hours until it's set.

Then, bask in the glory of all of the compliments that you will get about your cheesecake. Don't ever admit to the excessive cream and chocolate use. Om nom nom!!!!!!

Ponymagic Tue 29-Dec-15 21:38:31

Oooh I like the sound of that Pudding! What size cheese and marscapone? Are 280g Philadelphia and 250 Marscapone the sizes you use?

SummerHouse Tue 29-Dec-15 21:40:25

pony sorry I can't link with this phone but if you Google nigella white chocolate and baileys cheesecake its on her site. Its a non bake and the thought of it makes me want to weep. Its the best desert I have ever made and never failed. You do have a moment where you think it has seized up but keep the faith and keep whisking and it will come good. Hope you make it and hope you love it.

InandOutofLove Tue 29-Dec-15 21:42:55

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Ponymagic Tue 29-Dec-15 21:43:05

Thanks Summer ... I think I found it in the community recipes. It sounds delicious!

puddingbrains Tue 29-Dec-15 21:43:18

Sounds about right... Whatever the standard size Philly is, not the big tub. 250g sounds right too for the mascarpone... I've made it so many times now that I always count it in tubs now! It's so easy to make, takes no time at all and is the best pudding I've ever put in my mouth by far. And I've put lots of puddings in my mouth. Wish I hadn't been so lazy and made one for Xmas now angry

Ponymagic Tue 29-Dec-15 21:44:02

InandOut .... noooooooo! That sounds mouthwatering <rushes to the kitchen to get Feast>

antimatter Tue 29-Dec-15 21:50:47

no need to make caramel sauce

helps to have handheld mixer

my dd made it for Christmas and she isn't expoerienced baker and it came out very well

we left it to cool down and left in the fridge overnight before taking it out of the tin over 24 hours later, it kept fine for another 48 hours in the fridge (due to huge amount of other puddings in the house not because it wasn't nice!)

we used springform tin

InandOutofLove Tue 29-Dec-15 21:51:07

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