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Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

So my favourite patisserie Le 15 ran a Twitter
contest early this week and guess who won? (No prizes for guessing!) My spoils
were half a kilo of the most gorgeous raspberries.
Obviously I had to try out some raspberry
recipes. I decided to make one savoury and one sweet dish – I made a tangy
Raspberry Cilantro Salsa, which goes perfectly with Tortilla chips (I’ll post
that recipe soon) and I used a bulk of those raspberries for this lovely Raspberry
and White Chocolate Cheesecake
.

 

Is that picture making you salivate? Well
then, here’s the recipe! Give it a try and feel like a MasterChef when you see
the end result 🙂
This recipe makes one 22cm (or 24cm)
cheesecake.
You’ll need:
For
the Base
  • 250g Digestive Biscuits, crushed
  • 100g Butter melted

For
the Filling

  • 500g Mascarpone (I used Zanetti brand)
  • 140g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150g good quality White Chocolate, chopped
  • 150g Raspberries
  • 1tsp Vanilla

 

 
For
the Topping
  • A small handful of Fresh Raspberries
  • Icing Sugar for dusting
  • A sprig of Mint (optional)

 

How to:
  • Grease a 22cm (or 24cm) springform pan.
    Combine biscuit crumb and melted butter and press into the base of the pan.
    Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Using an electric
    blender, combine the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.
    Tip in the white chocolate and raspberries.
  • Pour this mixture over the chilled biscuit
    base.
  • Bake for an hour, or until just set. During
    the baking, if the top is getting browned but the cheesecake has not yet set,
    then cover the pan with foil and continue baking.
  • Cool completely and then chill in the
    refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  • Before serving, top with fresh raspberries.
    Dust some icing sugar on top and place a sprig of mint.

 

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8 comments

    • deliciouslydirectionless 8 September, 2012 at 04:50 Reply

      Hi Noopur, egg less cheesecakes are usually no bake and I don't make them coz I don't like the consistency much; it's too creamy and there is a lot of cream cheese & sour cream going in. Google should help you with many egg less variations.

  1. Mimi B 26 September, 2012 at 05:23 Reply

    Oh my goodness, I'd love to win fresh raspberries! I love making cheesecakes, but is Caster Sugar the same as American sugar cane sugar? I'm guessing it is. Your cheesecake looks amazing!

    • deliciouslydirectionless 26 September, 2012 at 05:59 Reply

      Hey Mimi, I was certainly very lucky to have won that 🙂 Caster Sugar is called 'superfine' sugar in the US, I think. It's basically very fine sugar that dissolves quickly. You can try grinding regular granulated sugar in a food processor; that'll give the same consistency. Hope that helps!

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