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Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 27th, 2018, 8:00 pm

I have a hankering for a piece of very good cheesecake and fancy having a go at making one myself. Which probably means it won't just be one piece! :oops:

I remember making a chilled cheesecake in food and nutrition at school, but think I was vegan by then so didn't taste it. Same again as a young married lady :lol: a baked vanilla cheesecake. It looked amazing and went down a treat but I just sniffed that one. I think that is the extent of my cheesecake experiences.

So my first dip into the cheesecake world as a non vegan feels quite exciting.

So please could you suggest your favourites? Ideas that are springing to mind are:

Baked rather than chilled preferably

Cherries?

Coconut?

Peanut butter?

Not keen on chocolate

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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby scullion » July 27th, 2018, 8:21 pm

if you put 'cheesecake' in the search box you should come up with some recipes already posted - i know there's one that i posted a while back for a lemon and sultana one using my hand measurements.

here you go i've done it for you - you even posted on it! viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14777&p=468631&hilit=cheesecake#p418874
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby Suelle » July 27th, 2018, 8:43 pm

This one, from Gordon Ramsay, always works well for me:

http://hisforhomeblog.com/cookery/baked ... heesecake/

I think I've done it with lemon and soaked sultanas too.
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby northleedsbhoy » July 27th, 2018, 10:28 pm

scullion wrote:if you put 'cheesecake' in the search box you should come up with some recipes already posted - i know there's one that i posted a while back for a lemon and sultana one using my hand measurements.

here you go i've done it for you - you even posted on it! http://www.wildfood.info/viewtopic.php? ... ke#p418874


And it was only in March :lol: :lol:

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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 28th, 2018, 12:21 am

Well, I did have a lot going on in March. Only so much one already stretched brain can retain. :lol:

So after we've had a pop at my memory :oops: should I shut this thread and put my request for other lovely ideas on that other cheesecake thread? Don't matter to me! :grin:
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby suffolk » July 28th, 2018, 6:58 am

Don't think it was a 'pop' Tezza ... perhaps a friendly wry grin? at least that's how I took it :D

I can heartily recommend the lemon one. Somewhere I've got one for a baked vanilla one ... it might be a Nigella one ... I'll have a look for it when I get up ... you're not in a huge rush are you ? :oops:
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby Suelle » July 28th, 2018, 7:27 am

As well as the one I mentioned above, the one that Nadiya cooked this week on her TV programme looked good - but it's not T&T'd yet, as I only need big desserts a few times a year. This will probably be saved for Christmas.

https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/back-t ... aked_75383
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby earthmaiden » July 28th, 2018, 8:02 am

I thought that Nadia' s looked interesting, but very sweet. The traditional baked ones are lemon and sultana I think and delicious.

I am very fond of the non-baked ones which are not traditional. The Bailey's cheesecake and a mocha one that I think I got from a Wildie recommendation are my favourites. The recipes are stashed away somewhere but could find if anyone wants them (they are both online).
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby suffolk » July 28th, 2018, 9:00 am

suffolk wrote:... Somewhere I've got one for a baked vanilla one ... it might be a Nigella one ... I'll have a look for it when I get up ... you're not in a huge rush are you ? :oops:


Here it is https://www.nigella.com/recipes/london-cheesecake

This is another good one https://100cookbooks.wordpress.com/2012 ... ing-bible/

Let us know which one you make first ... you might find a queue of Wildie visitors at your door :drool:
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby KC2 » July 28th, 2018, 4:49 pm

If you decide you'd like a recipe for a non-baked one, I have the easiest recipe in the world! I made it for a friend yesterday and have the half left sitting in my fridge atm :lol:
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby aero280 » July 28th, 2018, 5:41 pm

I have made a very nice chocolate and peanut butter baked cheesecake. I got the recipe from here a year or so ago, but although I have a print out, it hasn't added a link... :(

The cake is crushed biscuits and chocolate to make a base and sides. Bottom is a layer of chocolate/peanut butter fudge. Then the main filling of white cheesecake (Philadelphia and eggs). Finished with a topping of chocolate ganache. It's "quite rich"... :)
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 28th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Ooh, I am loving all of these suggestions! :chops: Thanks all! I was hoping that I could start my cheesecake adventure in Sainsbury's cafe today with a slice, but cheesecake wasn't on their menu today. Not sure it ever is! So I took further inspiration from their fresh cheesecakes. Mary Berry has a selection in there. Their own raspberry swirl one looked rather good.

I've actually had a think about this today and reckon my first attempt should coincide with me meeting up with my dad at some point in August, and him being a massive peanut butter fan has made up my mind for me that it should be the main ingredient. Looking forward to that! Will post photos!
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby aero280 » July 28th, 2018, 10:23 pm

I have a picture of the one I made....

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It's cooked in a water bath, but it still sinks a bit. You just have to level it off with the ganache when it's cooled down... :D

This isn't such a good picture. It was taken half way through a party, after the gannets had hacked at it...

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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 29th, 2018, 6:06 am

If I needed swaying Will, you just swayed me. :hungry: Those photos look fab!

I have one possible pitfall ahead of me. It will need to be transported for about an hour as we will be travelling to see family. I am sure they would all be happy to join in the cheesecake fun! So, to avoid meltdown in this stupid British weather I'd better find me a cool bag! Must be one round here somewhere....I know there is.... I remember seeing one..... now, which box are you in Mr. Cool bag?
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby cyprusmoira » July 29th, 2018, 6:06 am

For information, cheese cake freezes. I have frozen cheesecake, Nigel Slaters recipe, I cut the cake into slices then froze it two person portions in rigid boxes,
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby StokeySue » July 29th, 2018, 7:15 am

Cheesecake definitely freezjes, wasnt it the foundation of the fortunes of Bejam / Iceland? :lol:
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby aero280 » July 29th, 2018, 8:22 am

It will travel! I took that cake on the backseat of the car from London to the Cotswolds! :)
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 29th, 2018, 8:39 am

StokeySue wrote:Cheesecake definitely freezjes, wasnt it the foundation of the fortunes of Bejam / Iceland? :lol:


Oh yeah! :lol: Brilliant, that's what I will do then! Thanks all!
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 30th, 2018, 9:24 am

A turn of events. I mentioned to my peanut butter and cheesecake loving father the idea of combining the two with chocolate. He didn't like that idea at all! So that's a minor spanner in the works. :lol:

Plan of action now for our meeting next month I will be treating him to a bottle of Parliament sauce which is a recipe that is well overdue an outing. And the cheesecake will wait for another day. But soon!
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby scullion » July 30th, 2018, 10:35 am

maybe make a small one for yourself, if it's good take him a slice and point out what he's missed.
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Re: Can you recommend a great cheesecake recipe please?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 30th, 2018, 9:59 pm

That is a very good idea!
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