Recipe : Raspberry Cheese Cake


Preparation Time : 15 min + chilling
Cooking Time : 10 min + standing
Settings : Full-100%, Medium low - 35%

Ingredients :

  • Crumb Crust

  • Butter – 50 gms

  • Shortcake biscuits, finely crushed – 100 gms

  • Shelled hazelnuts, grated – 25 gms

  • Filling:

  • Cottage cheese – 100 gms

  • Full fat soft cheese – 100 gms

  • Sugar – 50 gms

  • Fresh lemon juice – 1 tsp

  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp

  • Egg, beaten - 1

  • Topping:

  • Corn flour – 1 tbsp

  • Can raspberries in syrup – 1 x 275gms

  • To Decorate

  • Whipped cream fresh mint sprigs

Method :

  • To make the crumb crust, put the butter in a 15 cm (6 inch) diameter shallow loose- bottomed cake dish and cook on full (100% power for 30 seconds or until the butter has melted). Stir in the biscuits and nuts and press evenly into the bottom of the dish. Cook for 1 minute. Raspberry Cheese Cake

  • Beat the cheeses, sugar, egg, lemon juice and vanilla essence thoroughly together in a blender or food processor or mix by hand. Press through a sieve into a jug or bowl.

  • Cook the filling on full (100%) power for 30 seconds. Whisk and cook for another 30 seconds. Whisk again, then cook for a further 30 seconds, or until thickened. Whisk and pour the mixture into the crumb-lined dish.

  • Reduce the setting to medium low (35%) and cook for 4 minutes, giving the dish a quarter-turn every minute. Leave to stand for 15 minutes, and then chill.

  • To make the topping, blend the corn flour and 2 tablespoons of the juice from the raspberries in a 1.2 litre bowl and stir in the remaining juice.

  • Cook on full (100%) power for 3 ½ minutes, stirring once, until the mixture thickens to a dropping consistency.

  • Stir in the raspberries.

  • Spread the topping over the chilled cheesecake and refrigerate. To unmould, dip the base of the dish into hot water for a few seconds.

  • Decorate with piped whipped cream and mint sprigs.

  • Blackcurrants or redcurrants could be used in place of the raspberries for the topping.

 

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