Oh, dear, we love lemon cheesecake! It was our Dad’s birthday today so we made him a lemon cheesecake and it was delicious! This cheesecake does take about 6-8 hours to set so be sure to make it in the morning if you are having it that night.

Related recipe – Vanilla Bean Paste (you need to make this!)

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February 20, 2018
  • 5m
  • 7h
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Ingredients

Biscuit Base

  • 30 g desiccated coconut (preservative free)
  • 1 x 250g pkt plain biscuits (milk arrowroot or similar)
  • 200 g butter, soft

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 blocks of cream cheese (500g)
  • 150 g white sugar
  • 200 g cream
  • 3 tsp. gelatin melted in 1/4 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla paste or extract (recipe linked above)
  • 1/4 c lemon juice (approx. juice from one large lemon)

Instructions

Thermal Cooking Method

  1. Line a round springform tin with baking paper.
  2. Start by making your biscuit base. Blitz the biscuits for 5 secs/speed 7. Then add butter and coconut and mix 8 secs/speed 4/reverse.
  3. Put the mixture into the prepared pan and flatten down the base and sides of the tin with your hand to about 1cm thick all around.
  4. Place in the fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.
  5. To prepare cheesecake mixture, add cream cheese and turbo 5 times. Then mix 15 secs/speed 8. you want it nice and creamy.
  6. Add sugar and mix for 15 secs/speed 4.
  7. Add everything else and mix for 15 secs/speed 4.
  8. Pour on top of the base and allow to set in the fridge for about 6-8 hours.
  9. Serve with whipped cream, ice-cream or on it's own.

Traditional Cooking Method

  1. Line a round springform tin with baking paper.
  2. Crush biscuits with a rolling pin, then add to mixing bowl together with butter and coconut and mix until well combined.
  3. Put the mixture into the prepared pan and flatten down the base and sides of the tin with your hand to about 1cm thick all around.
  4. Place in the fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.
  5. To prepare cheesecake mixture, add cream cheese to clean mixing bowl and beat for 30 seconds to loosen up cream cheese as you want it nice and creamy.
  6. Add sugar and beat for another 10 seconds or so to incorporate.
  7. Add everything else and beat for 15 seconds or so until well combined.
  8. Pour on top of the base and allow to set in the fridge for about 6-8 hours.
  9. Serve with whipped cream, ice-cream or on it's own.

Nutrition

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