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Classic Strawberry Cheesecake

Classic Strawberry Cheesecake

Classic Strawberry Cheesecake

Classic Strawberry Cheesecake. The long wait for strawberries is finally over! Make the most of the in-season fruit with this decadent dessert. 

Serves 8

 

200g Digestive biscuits

50g desiccated coconut

125g butter, melted

500g cream cheese, softened at room temp

1 x 400g can sweetened condensed milk

2 x 250g punnets of Victorian strawberries, washed and hulled

300ml crème fraîche or sour cream

Zest and juice of 4 lemons and or limes (yielding 125ml juice and 1 tablespoon of zest)

6 gelatin leaves, soaked in cold water

Edible flowers for serving (optional)

 

Grease and line the bottom of a 20cm springform tin with baking paper.

Place biscuits and coconut in food processer and whiz until you get a fine crumb, add the melted butter and whiz again until mixed through. Press the mix into the base of the prepared tin and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Into the clean processor, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk until very smooth and silky.

Add 1 punnet of hulled strawberries and blitz until smooth

Heat lemon juice in a small saucepan until just boiling, squeeze out water from gelatin and add to hot juice and stir until dissolved, add to processor with the lemon zest, blend until just combined. Pour into your tin over the cold base and chill in the fridge for 4 hours until set.

Remove from tin and place on cute serving platter. Just before serving tumble over remaining prepared strawberries and edible flowers.

Notes: If you can’t find Digestive biscuits use Arnotts Granitas. You can make this cheesecake a day in advance too.

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