Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cinnamon & Nutmeg Cheesecake with Strawberries

Who doesn't love cheesecake?  Baked and no-bake cheesecakes have completely different textures.  Baked, like this one has a dense texture while no-bake cheesecake is light and airy.
For me, I prefer no-bake but that doesn't mean that baked cheesecake is no good. It's great!



Ingredients
375 g digestive biscuits
175 g unsalted butter, melted

Filling

500 g cream cheese
200 g caster sugar
4 eggs
300 ml whipping cream
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp  vanilla extract
freshly grated nutmeg
ground cinnamon

1. Process the biscuits in a food processor.  Add the melted butter and continue to process for another 10 seconds.

2. Press the mixture into the base of a 23 cm (9 in) shallow sprigform tin. Place in the fridge for an hour.

3. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together, then add the eggs and cream and beat for about 4 minutes.  Fold in the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and vanilla.  Pour the mixture onto the chilled crust.  Bake in a 180ยบ C oven for an hour without opening the oven door, until the cheesecake is golden brown on top.

4- Turn off the heat and let the cake stand in the oven for 2 hours.  Then open the oven door and let stand for a further hour.  Refrigerate overnight.

5. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and then serve.  This works great with lashings of cream and some strawberries.