Easy peasy, lemon squeezy…

18 Oct

My wonderful mother-in-law has a recipe for the most delicious and easy lemon cheesecake you will ever make, and she very kindly gave it to me so that I could make a pudding to take to a dinner tomorrow night. You can throw it together in about 20 mins, and then you leave it to chill for a few hours, or preferably overnight, making it an incredibly fuss free dessert that’s perfect for making ahead of time. Be warned though, as it’s REALLY easy to eat a lot of this in an very short space of time…

Lemon Cheesecake

Ingredients

4 large lemons
2 tins condensed milk, regular or light
1 pint double cream
6oz/170g ginger biscuits
2oz/55g butter

You will also need a 9″ springform tin

Method

~ Crush the ginger biscuits finely (I put the biscuits in a bag and then bashed them with a rolling pin, but you could use a food processor. Not as good for stress relief, but a bit less messy!)
~ Melt the butter and stir in the crushed biscuits. Transfer this mixture to the tin and spread evenly over the base, pressing gently.
~ Finely grate the zest of the lemons and squeeze the juice into a jug (about 7fl oz or so)
~ Pour the condensed milk into a large bowl and slowly whisk in the double cream, stirring constantly.
~ Continue to whisk, and add the lemon juice and zest to the bowl in a steady stream – the mixture will change dramatically when you do this, and will become really thick as you whisk.
~ Pour the lemon mixture over the biscuit base, and smooth the top. Refrigerate until set, preferably over night.

And that’s it! Impressive results for minimal effort.

P.S. I couldn’t resist showing off our latest kitchen gadget. It’s amazing.

Rach xxx

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7 Responses to “Easy peasy, lemon squeezy…”

  1. Wiferama October 18, 2010 at 21:39 #

    Loving the photos on this post, totally gorgeously atmospheric! Hypsta hmmmm? Xxx

  2. cupcakesandglitter October 18, 2010 at 22:41 #

    Danke darling! Hypsta indeed! x

  3. The Aff October 18, 2010 at 23:00 #

    Yes, yes, yes.

  4. Deb October 19, 2010 at 10:05 #

    Yummy yummy…very much looking forward to a taste tonight! Thanks Rachy! xx PS Fab blog!

  5. Vic October 19, 2010 at 11:15 #

    Ooooh looks lovely – like Debs I can’t wait to taste this too!! Loving the blog sweetie xxx

  6. Emily October 19, 2010 at 20:26 #

    I’m inviting you guys to dinner again soon. Better start brushing up on your gluten free conversion recipe x x x x
    http://www.normalityandme.wordpress.com

  7. Ingrid October 20, 2010 at 11:26 #

    This recipe is worth trying – I was lucky enough to be at the dinner party Rach made this for and I can honestly say it was delicious and one of the best cheese cakes I have tasted !!

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