Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Granny's Cheesecake

Huge brawls, growling stomachs, destroyed relationships over none other than,

Granny's cheesecake.

Today I've decided to share with you a timeless family recipe, a south-african delight taught to me by my amazing Granny! It's made for all our family dinners and always completely devoured (like everything else)! A crumbly divine biscuit base topped with the smoothest, creamiest topping. I can't sell it to you enough. For dessert I normally make it as a cake and the recipe is very similar, a smaller round dish is needed and only 6 digestives and a little less butter. However, these little squares are perfect to nibble on when you're out, to share with friends, just perfect for all occasions! 

So grab your crockery and I guarantee you'll love my Granny too after this.
You will need:
For the 'cheesy' bit
2 Eggs 
400g of Cream Cheese
125ml of Double Cream
150g of Sugar
For the base
8 Digestive Biscuit
100g Butter

Toppings and fillings can be added but I made this one naked!

1. Preheat your oven to 180C. Take your digestives and put them into a strong sandwhich bag, whack them with hands/rolling pins/a baseball bat - until crumbly! If you want a thicker base (like me), you can add more digestives.

2. Melt your butter and mix it into your crushed digestives, you don't want them to be soaked in butter, just moulded together by the butter.

3. Push into the base of your dish so the crushed biscuits are held tightly together.

4. Now for the main event. Seperate your eggs, put the whites into a seperate bowl. Mix the egg yolks, cream cheese, double cream and sugar into one huge bowl, remove any lumps until smooth.

5. Whisk your egg whites, until peaks form, the longer you whisk them the better. If you don't have an electric whisk you need a strong arm and a fork!

Lucky for me... Mr Whisk to the rescue

6. Once thoroughly whipped, fold in your egg whites, now mix as little as possible you want to keep the air in the mixture, you want it to be fluffy!

7. Spoon your mixture carefully on top of the biscuit base and with the back of a metal spoon spread it out evenly.

8. Bake for 30 minutes, don't open the oven!!!

9. Once cooked leave in the oven for around 2 hours.

And once cooled...

You'll be making them again tomorrow.



  2. OMG this looks so gooood !!

  3. Defo going to try this.. any suggestions as to how to make it more flavoursome.. e.g. nutella/berries?? xx

    1. Yeah either, you can use chocolate digestives too instead of plain ones and put anything you like on top! Good luck!

  4. I must try. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert.
    Now following you through GFC :)



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