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baked strawberry & lime cheesecake

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dizzydixies Fri 18-Jul-08 20:21:25

ingredients:

4 trifle sponges
1 lime
400g full-fat cream cheese
125g caster sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour
4 eggs
150g full-fat creme fraiche
250g hulled strawberries

oven at 160 degreesC or Gas Mark 3

line 20cm round springform tin with non stick baking paper

cut trifle sponges in half horizontally and then into triangles - arrange over base of tin so its completely covered

grate lime rind and then half & juice it

put cream cheese/sugar/flour into big bowl

seperate eggs, adding yolks to cream cheese mix & put whites into another bowl

whisk egg whites until thick

using same whisk (without cleaning) - beat cream cheese mix until smooth and then beat in the lime rind and juice

fold egg whites into cream cheese mix using a metal spoon until evenly mixed

pour mix ontop of sponges in tin and bake cheesecake for 50-60mins until pale golden brown & centre wobbles slightly

turn off oven and open door slightly & leave cheesecake in oven for another 15minutes approx

take cheesecake out and leave to cool

remove from tin and put it on a plate, spoon creme fraiche on top and smooth over with back of spoon then decorate with strawberries and chill until ready to serve

smile

micku5 Fri 18-Jul-08 20:30:37

Thank you smile

dizzydixies Fri 18-Jul-08 20:45:06

chocolate buttermilk cake here

sorry for delay but book had fallen down back of shelves and being 2wks short of 9months pregnant wasn't a pretty sight getting it out again blush

micku5 Fri 18-Jul-08 20:52:48

Oh I remember those days...... in fact dd2 is going to be 2 on Monday so it isn't that distant a memory smile

dizzydixies Fri 18-Jul-08 20:54:23

oh lovely, my dd2 was 2 in May and dd1 was 5 at beginning of July but I didn't do the cake myself blush I should have but I thought sod it and bought one grin

micku5 Fri 18-Jul-08 21:01:35

dd2 isn't fussy so long as its chocolate and has peppa pig on it. DD1 wanted spongebob (why?) so had to buy that.

Made all the fairy/butterfly and cupcakes though for her party was very grin with myself.

dizzydixies Fri 18-Jul-08 21:09:50

I did the cupcakes & crispies for the kids and muffins & lemon drizzle cake for the grown ups so slightly redeemed myself lol

dd1 wanted a Dora and Winnie Pooh cake so got a Winnie Pooh cake and stuck a Dora candle on it - she didn't notice so I think I got away with it grin

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