Daily Archives: October 5, 2009

Food Monday ~ Maire’s Cheesecake

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe many years ago.  It is always greeted with cries of “Oh Yummy!”  So to celebrate Maire and my brother becoming Grandparents for the first time, this weekend, and with delightful thanks to my niece and her husband for providing me with another grandniece, I share this cake recipe.  I wish them all well and great joy with the new baby.

Maire’s Cheesecake
Preheat the oven to 180°C

8ozs crushed Nice Biscuits
4ozs Butter
1 lb Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
6ozs Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
1 dessertspoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Lemon rind
Cream & grated nutmeg to decorate

Melt butter & mix with crushed biscuits. Press into an 8” tin with a removable base.Beat eggs & sugar as for sponge.Beat Cream Cheese & vanilla essence.Add cheese spoon by spoon to egg mixture beating continually then add lemon juice & rind.Pour into cake tin over biscuit base.Bake for 25-30 minutes.Refrigerate overnight.Decorate with cream & sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.