Food

Lemon sherbet cheesecake

Topped with lemon sherbet for that extra zing!
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A quick Public Service Announcement: beware of this delicious cheesecake, because one piece will never be enough! Made with a mix of three cheeses, it’s light and velvety, topped with a dusting of lemon sherbet and served with blackberry compote. It’s devilishly good, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Ingredients

Base
Filling
Blackberry compote
Sherbet

Method

1.

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C fan-forced (180 degrees C conventional). Line a 23cm springform cake tin with baking paper. 

2.

To make the base, put all the ingredients in a bowl and use your fingers to combine and form a crumb-like consistency. 

3.

Firmly press mixture into base of prepared tin, then bake for 30 minutes, until light golden and cooked. Remove and cool. 

4.

Reduce oven to 150 degrees C fan-forced (170 degrees C conventional).

5.

For filling, put all cheeses and sugar in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add eggs, cornflour, lemon juice, zest, vanilla and salt, and blitz until smooth. 

6.

Pour mixture over cooled base. Bake for 1 hour, then turn off oven and leave cheesecake in oven with door ajar for 1 hour. 

7.

Remove from oven and cool to room temperature or chill 3 hours to serve cold. 

8.

Meanwhile, for blackberry compote, put all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a bare simmer and cook until the berry juices release, and reduce until slightly syrupy. Remove from heat and serve warm or at room temperature.

9.

To make lemon sherbet, combine icing sugar and citric acid and sift over cake. Serve cheesecake with blackberry compote.

Cook’s tip

The ricotta needs to be full-fat, not the smooth type in tubs. Bring to room temp before using so it incorporates smoothly into the mix. 

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