Easy-peasy Cheesecake FAIL

Easy-peasy Cheesecake FAIL

For those that know me, cheesecake and coffee are my ultimate diet killers. I have never successfully made a gorgeously silky, delightful cheesecake – unless you count ‘making’ it to the store and back. I love cooking (and baking) and lasagna and cheesecake are my kryptonite.

So while other blogs will post about the magnificent cheesecake recipe, I want share my utter failure at making the most delicious cheesecake. In fact, I want to challenge my readers to make this exact recipe and tell me how you did it, if successful, if not, tell me anyway. Domestic Goddess at your service.

[Update: I ended up getting annoyed that it didn’t set so, I chucked the contents (crust and all) in the mixer and combined it all, then froze it and we ate it as ice cream. It was superb as ice-cream.]

Easy Cheesecake

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1 1/2 packets of Marie Biscuits

5-6 tablespoons of melted Butter


1 tub (250ml) Fresh Cream (sweetened & whipped to stiff peak)

1 tin Condensed Milk

1 tub (250ml) Plain Cream Cheese

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 Lemon (juiced)

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  1. Crush Marie Biscuits in a Ziploc bag, or blitz in a food processor (I tried using my smoothie maker – it didn’t work). Mix with your melted butter and press to your pie dish, if you need more biscuit and butter add accordingly. I like the base to go up the sides, but this is all up to you. I place it in the freezer until my mixture is ready – always firms it up.
  2. Whip your Cream till stiff peak, I added 2 teaspoons of sugar to sweeten it.
  3. Beat your Cream Cheese till smooth, and add the entire tin (no licking) to the cheese with your 1 tsp of Vanilla Essence, and juice of a lemon.
  4. Add your cream to the mixture and beat.
  5. Pour mixture into the pie dish with already prepared crust
  6. Allow to set for 1-2 hours in the fridge

This is where it failed for me. I followed this meticulously. It was glorious, because most of it ended up down my arms, and in my mouth rather than in the crust. Either way it tasted delicious.

So give it a go… let me know if it set, or if you suggest I add gelatin, or perform a ritual of persuasion.

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