Red Berries Cheesecake

IMG_1134Leaving the UK in one day for my wedding in Portugal! Quite excited!!!

Before traveling I always empty the fridge and try to cook everything in it to avoid wasting food. What do I see? Clotted cream, cream cheese and some red berries… a cheesecake is in order!

It was my first cheesecake but it looked nice enough and it tasted amazingly!

Red Berries Cheesecake (serves 8)

  • 1 cup of crushed plain biscuits (Malted milk or Digestive for example)
  • 5 full tbsp of melted butter
  • 2 full tbsp of brown sugar
  • 500g of cream cheese (Philadelphia for example)
  • 300g of clotted cream (can be replaced by thick whisked cream)
  • 8 full tbsp of icing sugar
  • 100 g of blackberries
  • 150 g of raspberries
  • 5 tbsp of sugar
  • Strawberries to decorate
  1. In a bowl mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and the bown sugar. You should bet a sandy mixture. Depending on the type of biscuits you use you might need to add a bit more of melted butter.
  2. Cover the base of a 20cm (8”) springform cake tin with the biscuits mixture. Press the mixture into the bottom of the tin. You can use a tart pan or even do individual doses into small bowls.
  3. In a bowl mix the cream cheese with the clotted cream and add the icing sugar. IMG_0699
  4. Lay this cream on top of the crushed biscuits. Smooth over with a spatula. The total height of the sweet should be around 4cm (1.5”) now.
  5. Cover the cake tin with some cling film and put it in the fridge.
  6. In a small pan heat the berries with the sugar. Stir and, as the berries soften up, mash them. In case this mixture gets too thick add a bit of water. Wait for it to cool completely. I always prefer to do my own jams but you can also use some bought bottled jam.IMG_0714
  7. After the jam is completely cool, gently put it on top of the cream and reserve in the fridge for at least 5 hours before serving. IMG_1006
  8. Before taking out of the bake tin, pass a knife through the boarders of the tin in order to guarantee that the cheesecake will separate easily from it. Decorate with fanned strawberries.

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