Jan 30, 2008

Easy lemon cheese cake with yummy lemon sauce

I really love to make this cheese cake. The combination of freshly squeezed lemon juice, zest makes it more enticing. Since it cannot be indulged frequently so I really look for a occasion where I can make this lovely cake and have plenty of people to bite the cheesy slice. Recently we had a get together of few families, and we needed to get one dish each. I raised my hands straightway for the Dessert. This lemon cheese cake came to my mind with out a second thought.

The lemon sauce and freshly sliced strawberry and kiwi gives it a very tropical look with a festive bent of mind. I go the easy way of making the base with crushed digestive biscuits.


Biscuit base

1 packet (200grams) digestive biscuits,
1/3 cup butter, melted

Bliz the biscuits using a blender. Add butter to the crushed biscuits and gently press the mixture to spring foam baking tin. Place the tin in the refrigerator for 30 mins.




Lemon Cheese cake

Ingredients

2/3 cup Sugar
¼ cup Plain flour
1teaspoon fresh lemon zest
2tablebspoon lemon juice
1tablespoon Butter
3 Eggs
8 oz Cream cheese
½ Cup milk

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 180 'C.

2 Meanwhile in a mixing bowl combine sugar, flour and salt.

3 Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and Butter.
4 In another bowl beat egg yolks thoroughly with a beater, beat in cream cheese and milk.. Fold into to the lemon mixture
5 Beat egg whites till stiff peaks forms and fold to the batter. Pour batter into biscuit base.
6 Place baking pan on a rack and pour hot water into larger pan to a depth on 1 inch.

7 Bake in the 180 ‘C oven for about 40 min or till set.


lemon sauce

3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
3 drops lemon essence
a drop of lemon yellow colour (optional)
1 teaspoon butter

For the lemon sauce
1. Combine the sugar with ½ cup of water in a saucepan and heat till the sugar is dissolved
2. Dissolve the cornflour in 1 tablespoons of water and add it to the sugar syrup.
3. stir continuously till the mixture thickens and gets into thick consistency. Add the butter and mix well.
4. Cool and add the lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon essence and lemon yellow colour. Mix well and keep aside. Cool completely while stirring continuously.


Cool the cake and pour the lemon sauce gently spreading it with a spatula. Arrange strawberry, kiwi slices before serving.


2 comments:

sweta said...

hey..this looks so yummmmmm. shreyas loves cheese cakes... am definitely giving it a shot. really inspiring... way to go shivs!!

deepali said...

I was always thought that cheese cake are to be just bought. Your recipe looked simple so gave it a shot. Was delicious. I used choclate syrup and starberries for decoration. This is really a failproof recipe. Thanks and keep going