Hello there! It's been a while. Sorry for abandoning you, will you accept this cheesecake as a peace offering? Its super easy and only 7 ingredients!
Lemon is the best, and its only real if its baked. None of this jelly nonsense. Of course you could add all sorts to this recipe too. Berries work very well, as does passion-fruit. Let your imagination run wild!
Preheat your oven to 160 and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
250g plain sweet biscuits (Digestives work well, and you can use Gluten free ones too!)
150g butter, melted for the crust
The crust is easiest if you use a blender to pulse the biscuits into grainy crumbs but you can also bash them with a rolling pin or something (a bottle of wine works well.... just saying...). Mix the butter with the crumbs and pack them firmly into the baking tin.
Pop the crust in the fridge while you make the filling.
500g cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
In a bowl whisk together the ingredients in the order shown above. Pour the filling into the crust and shove it in the oven for 50 minutes to an hour. The cheesecake is ready when its just a bit wobbly in the middle as it will continue to set as it cools. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before serving.
This one is delish with a berry coulis or some nice thick yoghurt. :)
If you are low-carb this also works without the crust and with a bit less sugar. If you are dairy free I'll be making a yummy vegan 'cheese'cake soon that involves cashews! yummmm.
If you have any other fab flavour combinations or tricks let me know in the comments!