Lime Cheesecake

Lime Cheesecake

A cheesecake that tastes better made the day before, so wonderful for preparing ahead when you have guests coming over.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

Cheesecake base

  • 7 oz ginger snap biscuits crushed
  • 2 oz butter melted

Cheesecake topping

  • 11 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 oz icing sugar, sifted
  • 4 limes zest and juice finely grated

Instructions

Making the base

  • Mix together the crushed biscuits and melted butter and press into the base of a 7 inch (18 cm) spring sided, or loose bottomed cake tin.
  • Leave to one side so it can set while you make the filling.

Making the topping

  • Place the mascarpone, icing sugar, lime zest and juice in a bowl and beat together. Allow to chill for one hour in the fridge.
    Spread over the biscuit base. Cover with cling film. Keep it in the fridge until you need it.
  • To decorate you can coat some leaves from the garden with melted chocolate, leave them in the fridge to harden then peel the leaf off and place the chocolate leaves on top of the cheesecake before serving.

Notes

If the mascarpone mixture starts to curdle, place it back in the fridge until all the ingredients are the same temperature, then mix it again with a wooden spoon or spatula until it is smooth.
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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