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Lemon cheesecake

Preparation time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
150 minutes
8 serves

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? This is a delicious and refreshing cheesecake – a buttery biscuit base topped with a light and fluffy leam cream cheese topping.

  • Ingredients

    • 250g (2½ cups) Digestive biscuits / Graham crackers
    • 80g (2⁄3 cup) Hazelnuts (or Almonds, Walnuts, Chocolate nibs)
    • 100g (½ cup) Butter
    • 300ml (1 cup) Double / Whipping cream
    • 340g (1½ cup) Cream cheese
    • Zest of 3 lemons, juice of 2 lemons
    • 150g (2⁄3 cup) Caster / Superfine sugar
  • Method

    • Line the base of an 18cm spring cake tin with greaseproof / parchment paper.
    • Place the digestive biscuits / graham crackers and hazelnuts in a blender and blend until you get a breadcrumb like consistency. Then pour in the butter and blend for 30 seconds. Spoon the biscuit base into the prepared tin and use the back of a spoon to smooth it flat. Put the tin into the fridge to chill while you make the topping.
    • Whip the cream using a whisk or mixer, once the cream is whipped, add in the sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice and zest and whisk together until you get a light fluffy texture.
    • Remove the baking tin from the fridge and spoon in the lemon mixture. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out the top.
    • Place the cheesecake into the fridge for at least 2 hours to set fully. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before serving.
    • I like to finish it off the cake by decorating it with flowers and another zest of lemon.

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