Raspberry and Goats Curd Cheesecake

You can't beat the peerless simplicity of a bowlful of ripe raspberries, plain and unadorned, but on top of this cheesecake they add that bit of sweetness. Additionally, the base of this dish is appealingly crunchy... it is a fantastic cheesecake.

Goat’s curd is available from specialist cheese shops. Recipe serves 8.


INGREDIENTS:

250 gm shortbread biscuits
1½ tbsp butter, melted
3 egg yolks
120 gm caster sugar
50 ml verjuice
4 leaves gelatine, softened in cold water
375 ml (1½ cups) pouring cream
400 gm goat’s curd

2 tsp vanilla bean paste
500 gm raspberries
80 gm (¼ cup) raspberry jam

PREPARATION:

Process biscuits in a food processor to fine crumbs, add butter and pulse until combined. Spoon mixture into a 25cm springform cake pan and press evenly over the base. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Whisk egg yolks in an electric mixer for 5 minutes or until pale and fluffy. Combine sugar and verjuice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and stir to dissolve, then bring to the boil and cook until syrup reaches 120C on a sugar thermometer. With motor running on high speed, add sugar syrup to egg yolks in a thin stream. Return saucepan to heat, squeeze excess water from gelatine and add to pan, stir until just melted then add to egg yolks and whisk until cold.


Combine cream, goat’s curd and vanilla paste in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold cream mixture into egg mixture. Spread evenly over biscuit base and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until set.


Arrange raspberries in a single layer over the cheesecake. Pass jam through a fine sieve and discard seeds. Combine sieved raspberry jam and 1 tbsp water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes. Cool slightly, then brush jam over raspberries and refrigerate until required. Cheesecake will keep, refrigerated, for up to 5 days.


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1 comments:

ZeeKhana Khazana said...

I like the appealingly crunchy dish. I am fan of dessert and would like to prepare renowned healthy dessert recipes and serve to guests.