February 10, 2008

little cheesecakes

I've resolved that now I'm a lady of leisure one of my tasks will be to go through the years of cookery mags I've accumulated and clip out the recipes I want to make. Today I ploughed through a year's worth of delicious, and by the end I had a bit of a system going. I read through the readers' letters and any recipes they said they'd made and enjoyed from a previous month, I looked back and cut them out. As well as the ones I liked the look of. Starting tonight I'm making the effort to cook all the recipes I've cut out. So for dessert tonight - individual cheesecakes with raspberry toppping.

For the base :

Process 55g plain sweet biscuits in food processor, add 1/3 cup almond meal and 30g melted butter and process until combined. Press into a paper-lined muffin tin.

For the topping:

Preheat the oven to 200C. Place 150g frozen raspberries in a shallow oven-proof dish, sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and bake for 15 mins, stirring once or twice. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Lower oven temp to 140C.

For the cheesecake:

Process 500g cream cheese until smooth. Add 3/4 cup sour cream, 2 eggs, a scant cup caster sugar and 1 tspn vanilla and process until smooth again. Pour over bases (I only had enough filling for 8 so I had to discard 4 of the biscuit-lined papers - next time I'll slightly decrease the amount of base ingredients) and bake for 30 mins.

Allow to cool in the tins, remove and chill. Spoon over raspberry topping to serve.


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