3 Layer Biscuit Strawberry and Cheese Cake Recipe


No bake cheesecake with cream cheese, digestive biscuit and strawberrySome weeks ago I made some strawberry jam and syrup. I didn’t chop or mash the strawberries for the jam because I like them whole – so I shall call it strawberry preserve really. The jam or preserve makes a great topping for this cheesecake recipe and is very accessible: straight out of the jar. This recipe doesn’t require baking and it’s very easy to put together.

It’s delicious served cold with a topping of your choice.

Ingredients:

    • To make this cheesecake you will need:

 

  • 2 cups of crushed digestive biscuits plus a handful of crushed nuts : almonds, hazelnuts or wall nuts are the best;
  • 1 block (half a cup) of butter at room temperature;
  • a cup of cream cheese (Philadelphia cream cheese or any other unflavored cream cheese);
  • 1/2 tsp  of vanilla essence;
  • a cup of double cream;
  • 1/2 cup of sugar;
  • 1 tbs of cornflour dissolved in 1/4 cup of cold milk;
  • a cup of jam of your choice. Alternatively, you can use a cup of fresh or frozen strawberries topped with freshly made jelly.

 

 

Method: 

crushed digestive biscuit 1st layer: Mix butter, crushed digestive biscuits and nuts until all the crumbs stick together. Tip the mixture into a suitable dish and gently press them with the back of a spoon. Put the dish in the fridge while you make the cheese layer.

2nd layer: Place a small pan on the hob at a low heat setting. Pour in the double cream, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and the milk and cornflour mixture. Bring it to a gentle boil stirring slowly and continuously. When it starts to thicken, remove from the heat ant let it rest for 5 minutes. It’s ready. Take the 1st layer out of the fridge and pour the 2nd layer on top. Level it. Place in int fridge for at least 10 minutes.

 whole strawberry preserve topping for cheesecake3rd layer is versatile: Spread the jam of your choice on the cooled cheesecake or, if  you’ll serve it immediately, simply soft fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) arranged on top will suffice.

cheesecake topped with forest fruit rich jellyFor this forest fruit cheesecake topping I made a cup of jelly, mixed it with a cup of frozen forest fruit, and leveled it rapidly on top of the cheesecake.

So the 3rd layer can be anything, really. What will you use?  Use the comment form if you care to share your ideas or to link to your related recipes. 

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