Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bake of the Week: Cheesecake

This week’s bake of the week isn’t really a bake at all, sorry about that! This week is all about cheesecake.

  1. Crush the biscuits into crumbs (putting them into a sandwich bag and hitting them with a rolling pin works wonders)
  2. Melt the butter over a low heat and mix in the biscuit crumbs
  3. Push the crumb mixture into a sandwich tin (I used pie dishes to make smaller cheesecakes)
  4. Mix the cream cheese and the sugar until you get a smooth texture
  5. Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence
  6. Add the cream cheese to the biscuit base
  7. Leave in the fridge for around 1 hr to set

I’ve found the amount of sugar needed can be quite a personal thing so add it slowly and stop when you’re happy. The man reckons just stop when it stops tasting like cheese (if that helps anyone…)

A plain vanilla cheesecake can then be jazzed up with pretty much any fruit you want, I’ve gone for blueberries here but any summer berry would be lovely. Or maybe be more adventurous and go for mango and passionfruit?
 My base was a tad crumbly this time which meant quite a messy photo...

Just to spoil you, I made a second cheesecake too!

This uses exactly the same recipe except:
  • The digestive biscuits have been swapped for chocolate biscuits
  • The vanilla has been swapped for melted chocolate

Have a lovely day!

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