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This classic British cheesecake recipe exudes glitz and glamour. Lemons can turn any dreary, cold day into warm, beautiful sunshine! This lemon cheesecake recipe also has cream cheese AND sour cream. You will love the texture and firmness of this wonderful import. A perfect fit for any Sunday table. Enjoy!
150g • 5oz plain digestive biscuits broken up
50g • 2oz unsalted butter
350g • 12oz full-fat cream cheese
150g • 5oz golden caster sugar
4 medium eggs
finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp vanilla extract
300ml • 10fl oz sour cream
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 (about 400*F). Have ready a loose-bottomed cake tin about 20cm across x 9cm deep (8in x 3½in).
2. Whiz the biscuits to crumbs in a food processor. Gently melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat.
3. Tip in the biscuit crumbs and stir until coated. Press the mixture evenly into the base of the cake tin, using your fingers or the base of a tumbler.
4. Place all the ingredients for the filling, except the sour cream, in the bowl of a food processor and whiz until smooth.
5. Carefully pour the mixture on top of the biscuit base (you can use the back of a spoon as a chute to avoid disturbing the crumbs).
6. Bake the cheesecake for 30 minutes until just set and slightly risen – it may also be just starting to color.
7. Remove and leave for 5-10 minutes for the surface to level, then smooth the sour cream over the surface and return to the oven for 10 minutes. It may still appear slightly shiny and liquid but it should firm up on cooling and chilling.
8. Remove and leave the cheesecake to cool, then cover with Cling film and chill overnight. Serve the cheesecake chilled.
What is Cling film?:
Cling film (n.) means a thin plastic film made of saran (trade name Saran Wrap) that sticks to itself; used for wrapping food.
What is a digestive biscuit?
A digestive biscuit is a type of cookie, or biscuit, as they're called in British English, made with coarse wheat flour, ground whole meal, a light amount of sugar, and a rising agent such as baking soda, along with oil, salt, and sometimes milk as well. A classic digestive biscuit closely resembles a graham cracker. It has a rich, nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness from the included sugar. Digestives are also extremely crumbly.
Recipe and photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk. First published in YOU, Mail on Sunday.