Cheesecake.. the result..!

Well, I hadn’t really realised what a massive array of cheesecakes there are!  After looking through various recipes I decided on a traditional New York Vanilla Cheesecake.

Because Cheesecake is so naughty,  my god it’s bad for you!  I decided to choose a ‘healthier’ version.

Here’s the link to the recipoe I used: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5878/the-ultimate-makeover-new-york-cheesecake

Listening to some tunes while baking

Listening to some tunes while baking

 

I always start by getting out as many ingredients/equipment as possible, it saves on stress and sticky finger marks all over your kitchen!

2014-05-11 20.10.23Ingredients:

For the base

  • 35g butter
  • 85g reduced-fat digestive biscuits, finely crushed

For the filling

  • 2 x 300g/11oz tubs light soft cheese, we used Philadelphia cheese, at room temperature
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1½ tsp finely grated lemon zest, preferably using a Microplane grater
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • 150g fromage frais

For the topping

  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 225g punnet blueberries
  • ½ tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 100g fromage frais

Please check the website link for the method…

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Be rude not have a biscuit!

Be rude not have a biscuit!

 

Pretend it's someone you don't like!

Pretend it’s someone you don’t like!

 

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Birthday candles!

 

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TA DAH!!!

 

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It was lovely!!  I was very impressed considering it was my first attempt.  I would definitely recommend this recipe.

 

Happy Eating!

x

 

 

 

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