Daily Archives: November 24, 2008

Food Monday ~ Strawberry Cheesecake

While Niamh was here for the weekend earlier in the month I asked if she would like to share a favourite recipe with all of us.It sounds delicious.

Strawberry Cheesecake

6oz (150g) digestive biscuits
3oz butter or margarine
8oz (225g) Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 pint cream
1 strawberry jelly
fresh strawberries to decorate (optional)
extra cream to decorate (also optional)

Method

Crush the biscuits to resemble fine breadcrumbs. Melt butter and mix in the biscuit crumbs. Press the mixture into the base of a fluted quiche dish or a loose-bottomed 9-inch cake tin. Place in fridge to set.

Melt the jelly in the microwave with 1/4 pt water (or less). Cool slightly.

Meanwhile, whip the cream in a separate bowl until thick but not stiff.

Place the cheese in a clean bowl and beat in the jelly a little at a time. Fold in the whipped cream and pour mixture on top of biscuit base.

Place in fridge until set. Decorate with rosettes of whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

*I remember having a different version many years ago.I used a lime jelly and decorated it with sliced Kiwi.