~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Lime Ricotta Cheesecake with passionfruit!!
modified from the packaging of ‘Perfect Italiano Ricotta for cheesecakes’
12 digestive biscuits, crumbled 50g butter 500g ricotta cheese ½ cup caster sugar 2 tbsp plain flour 3 eggs, lightly beaten juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime (or lemon) 1 tsp vanilla essence icing sugar and fresh berries, for serving
1. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter and mix well. Press into a lined 20 cm springform cake pan and chill for 30 minutes. 2. Place the cheese, sugar, flour, eggs, lime juice, zest and vanilla into a bowl and mix until smooth. 3. Pour ricotta mixture over base and bake at 180 degree for 40-50 minutes or until filling is almost set (the centre should look somewhat wobbly. Don't worry, that's normal.) Remove and chill for at least 3 hours. 4. Serve with berries or fruit of your choice and a dusting of icing sugar.
comments: This is my new favourite guilt-free dessert!! Yay!!!! Low in fat and lactose!! contains only 35% fat of regular cream cheese....so healthy..relatively!! heehee!
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!