Sunday, 16 February 2014

Ginger and lemon cheesecake


Spicy ginger nut base with a tangy lemony creamy filling makes these cheese cakes decadent and tasty.

For the base:

250 grams ginger biscuits
100g butter melted

For Filling:

250g cream cheese (Italian mascarpone)
100g icing sugar
50 ml double cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon essence
½ teaspoon lemon zest

For Garnish:

White chocolate swirls and milk chocolate lemon chocolate segments


Method:

Make the base:

1. Put the biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush to make crumbs using a rolling pin.
2. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and then pour over the melted butter.
3. Mix thoroughly until the crumbs are completely coated and you have a coarse sand like texture. 
4.Spoon the mixture into 6 individual serving glasses to form a layer approx 1.5 inches thick. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to set firmly.

Make the filling:

5. In a bowl add the cream cheese, the cream, the lemon essence, lemon zest and the icing sugar. 
6. Whisk the mixture thoroughly until it’s thick, smooth and creamy. Place a star nozzle in a large piping bag and fill it with the mascarpone mixture. Keep aside in fridge until ready to use.
7. Remove the biscuit filled glasses from the fridge and pipe a generous layer of the mascarpone mixture on onto the chilled biscuit base. Return the glasses to the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

8. To serve garnish with some white chocolate swirls and lemon chocolate segments.

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51 comments:

  1. They look deliciously adorable! If only i could eat them!

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  2. OMG these just look delicious! Do you deliver ;) lol http://justjulie81.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. You astound me with your recipes, I wish I had the patience to cook like you! :( I love food but I hate waiting for it (don't worry I'm not a fast food junkie, I crave homemade meals, we always cook fresh!).

    This cheesecake looks delicious and I love any lemon based sweet!

    Georgie xx

    Life in Loafers

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    1. Thanks Georgie these are so easy to make that anyone can put them together.

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  4. Wow they look beautiful! I love the combo of warming ginger and zesty lemon!

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  5. Who'd have thought cheesecake would be so straightforward... they look fantastic... only a few more weeks of diet to go!

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  6. Who would have thought that cheesecake could be so straightforward...they look fantastic!!!

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    1. Ian they really are so simple to make and delectable too.

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  7. These sound - and look - really delicious! Great pics too

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  8. please send some of these my way!

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  9. I love cheesecake and this recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for posting!

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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  10. Oh yummy! Looks nice and easy to make as well, will definitely have to try it :) x

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  11. Looks totally delicious, yummy
    http://penelopemummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oh my, I wish I could eat those from my laptop screen! Looks delicious!

    TRAVEL CONFESSIONS | BURG KRONBERG

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  13. Oh yum! These look and sound delicious!!!

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  14. These look and sound delicious!!! I'll definitely be giving them a try x

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  15. OMG Cheese cake is my fave and these look amazing!!!

    Lucie
    http://ourworldandautism.com

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  16. cute and delicious! I'd love to find some of these in my fridge!

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  17. Oh yes please Nayna, that looks amazing!

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  18. Loving the flavours in your lemon and ginger cheesecake. It looks delicious!

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  19. Yummy, lovely cheesecake. I haven't made one in so long, yours looks gorgeous!

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  20. Oh that looks so tasty :)
    Janie x

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  21. ok I drooled in my keyboard again! These look amazing! *notes recipes for making next week!

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  22. ginger and lemon are bang on flavours for me...in cheesecake..i say oh yes baby:)

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  23. These look delicious and don't sound too tricky to achieve. Yum! I love cheesecakes, it's my birthday soon and my Mum makes me one every year!

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  24. What a great idea - a good combination of ginger and lemon I'd say.

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  25. Oh My Word!!! these looks divine, beautiful combination of things I like x

    BlogClub x

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  26. Looks so yummy and recipes seems so simple. Like the idea of using Ginger biscuits in base.

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  27. This sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. These sounds delicious! We all love ginger and lemon here so this would make a perfect dessert. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Ooh, what's not to love here? Ginger and lemon - two of my favourite foods. I'm pinning this one to make at a later date.
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  30. These look simple and elegant x

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  31. Awesome ! must try this one .. bookmarking it.

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  32. I'm going to try this one. I like the idea of a chocolate segment as garnish.

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  33. This looks refreshing and tangy, something to brighten up this dark evening.

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  34. Always looking for new cheesecake ideas, will give this one a go.

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  35. This looks really nice

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  36. it looks so good Nayna.I love your recipes in MFR too.I think I'm going to try this one day

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  37. Fantastic combo of flavours, I just adore cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe - they look delicious!

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  38. yum .... such a nice flavour combination :) this looks delicious!

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  39. This looks delicious - and so straight forward!

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