It’s my young sister’s birthday!
Unfortunately, I cannot join the celebrations as she lives so far away. However, I can wish her a most wonderful day to celebrate her own wonderfulness, and maybe commemorate her birthday from here by making her very favourite birthday cake. With a twist.
Following upon my dear sis own request, though a bit unconventional cake for a birthday, my ‘eat with a spoon’ cheesecake, got a sharp twist with her favourite drink.
It’s like having a cake and go out for drinks all in one.
This is a wonderful, cheesy, creamy cake, that require no effort, and comes out perfect every time. As there is no use of gelatin it never hardens out completely – therefor known as ‘eat with a spoon’ cheesecake.
Never have I yet to meet anyone who did not love this one! It’s an easy & quick absolute winner. With whatever flavour you give it.
So, my dear ‘baby’ sister – for your B-day, here’s my famous, never been published before, cheesecake with a lime-Martini twist. Happy Birthday Sis!
500 gram cream cheese
2 eggs, separated
100 ml sour cream
100 gram white chocolate, Melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250 ml double cream
250 gram biscuits
50 gram butter. Melted
1/4 cup dry Martini
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tbsp fresh lime zest
Crush the biscuits to ruff crumbs, mix with the melted butter and 1 tbsp of the lime juice.
Spread the biscuits mixture, leaving 1/4 cup a side, into an oval 9″ pan, and press down tightly.
In a bowl beat together: cream cheese, sour cream, eggs yolks, remaining lime juice, lime zest and Martini.
Add the (cooled) melted white chocolate. Whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl whisk the double cream with vanilla to hard picks. Fold the cream into the cheese mixture.
Whisk together egg whites and sugar till firm picks. Fold into the main mixture. Pour the mixture onto the biscuits base.
Chill, covered, in the freezer for an hour before spreading the rest of the crumbs on top, and moving into the fridge.
That’s it – That simple – That fabulous!
To verify the crumble mixture is the right consistency: make sure it forms a ball when squeezed together but not stick together in the bowl.
Make sure the chocolate chills before added to the cheese mixture.
You can substitute the Martini & lime with any flavours (mind the wet-dry proportions are saved).