Desserts

No- Bake Lemon Cheesecake

So this is a recipe for those of you with a sweet tooth!! 

It’s creamy, silky and technically it’s healthy since it includes one of your five-a-day! 😉

Given that I love cakes but I’m “thermally challenged” due to my lack of an oven, I have to find other ways to satisfy my sugar cravings. And I’ve recently discovered the magic of No-Bake desserts, I was a bit wary at first but they really do work and they taste sooooooo good!!

So if you’ve got a spare hour on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon, give this recipe a go and you’ll be in cheesecake heaven

Ingredients (serves 8-12):

  • 400g digestive biscuits
  • 400g Philadelphia cheese
  • 150g mascarpone cheese
  • 3 sticks of butter
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 lemon for decoration

 

For the base:

To make the biscuit base you’ll also need a ziplock bag, a rolling pin or a heavy object (I used an empty bottle of booze) and a cake tin.

  1. First you need to bash the biscuits, so put them into the ziplock bag and smash the life out of them with a rolling pin.  * Make sure that there’s no air in the bag otherwise it will pop and you’ll have biscuits flying around your kitchen. 
  2. Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat and once the biscuits are crumbly, add them to the pan and stir.
  3. When the biscuits have soaked up the butter, pour them into the cake tin and flatten out the mixture evenly to form the base.

 

For the topping:

For the topping you’ll just need a mixing bowl, a wooden spoon and a sharp knife.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Philadelphia and mascarpone and stir until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon juice and grate the lemon zest into the mixture and keep stirring.
  3. Add honey to taste (the more lemon juice you add, the more honey you will need).
  4. Spoon the mixture onto the base until it’s even.
  5. Finely slice the lemon and place the slices around the edge of the cake tin for decoration.
  6. Put in the fridge for at least 4 hours. 

 

And there you have it!! No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake!!

 

Work that hob and Walk unafraid people!!

-H   Xx

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