Even if you have virtually no experience making desserts, preparing this cheesecake will be, as they say, a piece of cake. It’s the perfect dessert for a family gathering, dinner party, or a simple craving. To create this delicious treat, all you will need are the following:
A 24-cm springform pan
175 g of crushed ladyfingers or graham crackers
15 g desiccated coconut
145 g or 250 ml butter
500 g cream cheese
250 g plain yoghurt
90 g sugar
160 ml water
1 tbsp agar-agar or gelatin
4 tbsp lime juice
Variety of fruits, such as blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries, desiccated coconut, and mint leaves to garnish
Baking sheet for the pan
- Prepare the springform pan by laying in 1 baking sheet.
- Place the ladyfingers or graham crackers inside a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or instrument of choice.
- Melt the butter in a bowl and mix in the desiccated coconut and crushed ladyfingers.
- Create the first layer of the cheesecake by pressing the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan. (If you’re a fan of cookie bases, be sure to lay it on thick.)
- In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, yoghurt, and lime juice.
- Heat up the water in a small pot and add in the sugar and agar-agar.
- Once it’s boiling, quickly pour in the cream cheese mix.
- Keep mixing until it looks like the ingredients have been evenly distributed.
- Turn off the heat and pour this mixture over the cookie base.
- Let it cool in the refrigerator for around 2-3 hours.
- When it looks ready to go, garnish the top with your favorite fruits, as well as coconut and mint leaves.
Once you’ve finished decorating your cake, cut out a slice and enjoy! You can also serve palate cleansers with your cheesecake. Strong tea and coffee, specifically dark roast coffees, go well with cheesecake. Sweet wine, such as Moscato and Riesling, is also a fine option. Fresh or dried fruit, as well as toasted or candied fruits, would likewise go well with this delectable treat. Cheesecakes are best served cold, so be sure not to leave it out for too long.
Callum is the head of content at Mexican Shred Blend. They are an Australian based dairy product manufacturer that specialise in the B2B market. When he is not creating content online, he’s in the kitchen experimenting with different flavours and food combinations.