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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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