Friday, July 1, 2011

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake


A baker without an oven? Mais oui, that's exactly what I am! Maybe you've read it; my oven door fell off, so I have been not baking for almost a week and a half now. What does a girl do without an oven? Well, she buys baked treats. Which was nice for a change as well. I felt like I took a breather from baking this past week. But, like an addiction, my hands started to itch, my mouth felt dry, my stomach rumbled, and finally I couldn't take it anymore. I made this easy, no-bake cheesecake topped with raspberries. A no-bake cheesecake tastes much lighter than a baked one. Which is just as well with this unbearable heat. Plus, you don't have to turn your oven on in your cramped, too hot already kitchen. Double win! Rating: 4.5 out 5.




No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake: adapted from Nigella Lawson's Cherry Cheesecake

Ingredients:
- 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs (or any digestive biscuits)
- ¾ stick (75g) soft unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup double cream
- 10 ounces (300g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup confectionars' sugar
- ½ cup fresh rapberries, for topping

Instructions:
- Blitz the biscuits in a food processor until beginning to turn to crumbs, then add the butter and whiz again to make the mixture clump. Press this mixture into a 8-inch (20cm) springform tin; press a little up the sides to form a slight ridge.
- Beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a bowl until smooth. Lightly whip the double cream, and then fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
- Spoon the cheesecake filling on top of the biscuit base and smooth with a spatula. Put it in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight. When you are ready to serve the cheesecake, unmould it and arrange the raspberries in decorative fashion over the top.


This post ends on a happy note: my oven is fixed again! Pfewww...

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecake

9 comments:

All Good Things Organic said...

Amazing recipe!! I am most certainly going to try this because as you mentioned ... the heat is unbearable and turning the oven on would be a total heat wave :)

Thank you sooo much for sharing ... this will be a nice addition to my 4th of July menu!!


Have a beautiful day in your kitchen ~
--All Good Things Organic
www.allgoodthingsorganic.com

Giuky said...

superlativo...ogni tua ricetta è sempre più buona!:)

Lian said...

see: who needs an oven anyway ;) glad it's fixed though!

How To Be Perfect said...

Brilliant summer recipe, I will make this very soon I'm sure. I'm so happy your oven is fixed, I honestly don't know what I'd do if mine broke. x

Becca said...

Mmm, cheesecake. It sorta looks like an ice cream pie sort of thing, which I guess would be good too in this 100 degree heat x.x. But this cheesecake looks awesome too. :)

Lucie said...

Yum!! No-bake and delicious = perfect :)

Shannon Riley said...

YUUUUMMMM!!!!! :D

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

You had me at no bake!!! It's so pretty too :)

Doug Barnard said...

I've tried to make this before actually, but with the recipe I was using, I couldn't get the
texture of it quite right, but with your recipe, it worked!