Say cheese!

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.

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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.

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Add cream cheese, lemon rind and juice to eggs and beat until smooth and creamy (about 5 minutes).

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Pour mixture into prepared based and bake for about 45 minutes.

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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.

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5 responses to “Say cheese!

  1. hookedontaste July 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    That cheesecake looks yummy and rich. I love the photos by the way.

  2. pitgatDenise July 10, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I need to bake it too, it looks so delicious! Thanks for your recipes, always great!

  3. Zim and Dave July 10, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I’m not normally a fan of cheesecake, but yours looks and sounds wonderful!

  4. Barb and The DailyGs July 10, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Yum! I’ll have mine with fresh raspberries, please!

  5. Debstar July 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I love cheesecake so much. One day I will pull my finger out and actually bake one, but not today.

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