July 9, 2012Posted by on
On Saturday I decided to bake a cheesecake. I’ve never made one before so why not?
Here’s what you’ll need, for those playing along at home.
250g plain sweet biscuit crumbs
125 g butter, melted
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup caster sugar
750g cream cheese, softened
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
Preheat oven to 160C.
Lightly grease a 22cm springform tin. Mix biscuits crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl and using a glass, press into bottom and up sides of tin. Refrigerate for one hour.
Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixture until thick and pale (about 10 minutes). The more you beat them, the lighter the cheesecake will be.
Add cream cheese, lemon rind and juice to eggs and beat until smooth and creamy (about 5 minutes).
Pour mixture into prepared based and bake for about 45 minutes.
Allow to cool in oven with door open, then refrigerate for several hours, or overnight if possible.
Slice and enjoy. Decorate with cream and strawberries if you have them.