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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Say 'Cheese'!



Saturday, March 13, 2010

For those of you who love cheese as much as I do, will find this Lemon Cheesecake With Chocolate Glaze an out-of-this-world piece of cake. If you are not into cheese, well, you don't know what you miss!

This melt-in-the-mouth cake I tell you, is as close to what Secret Recipe can offer. Check this out - did this today and it's a flourless cake. This is the second time I make this cake and at both times, it's a hit with my family. If you ask me to rate this cake out of 10, well, I will rate this an 11!!

This cheesecake can be made up to 3 days ahead; keep, covered, in refrigerator. Unglazed cheesecake can be frozen for up to a month but unsuitable to microwave.

Ok, here's it is...freshly baked cheesecake.


With Chocolate Glaze

Lemon Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

1 cup plain uniced chocolate biscuit crumbs
90g butter, melted

Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
1/2 cup cream
150g White Melts, melted
500g packaged cream cheese, softened
1 cup castor sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice

Chocolate Glaze:
200g dark chocolate, melted
2 tbsp light corn syrup
60g unsalted butter, melted

1. Lightly grease 20cm round spring form tin, cover base with foil, grease foil.
2. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter in bowl. Press evenly over base of prepared tin, refrigerate while preparing filling.
3. Pour filling into tin, bake in moderate oven for 50 mins or until just firm in center; cool in oven with door ajar. Remove cheesecake from tin; refrigerate 1 hour.
4. Place cheesecake on wire rack over tray. Spread warm topping all over cheesecake, refrigerate until set. Decorate with crystallized lemon peel strands, if desired.

Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
1. Combine cream and White Melts in small bowl, stir until smooth.
2. Beat cheese and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in chocolate mixture gradually while motor is operating. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then lemon rind and juice; beat until combined.

Chocolate Glaze:
Combine chocolate, corn syrup and butter in a bowl, stir until smooth, glossy and pourable.

Looks complicating and like there's a lot of work to it? Well, actually, not really. This is very very easy to make and you will be wonderfully rewarded! Trust Me!!!

Say Cheeseeeeee!

3 comments:

  1. Wah, Mummy, if you early became gourmet chef then will become rich...then can go to UK...

    love,Bryan

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  2. It's never too late my son...if opportunity arises!

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  3. your cake looks delicious! Yo Bry! aint you lucky!!

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