Monday, 23 February 2015

Favourite Cheesecake Recipes: Cheesecake in a shot glass

Baked vs. no-bake, lemon, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla - there are so many different variations of cheesecake. Cheesecake is such a versatile treat - a pick-me-up with a coffee or a delicious dessert after dinner.

This is Dianne Ward's version of a quickie cheesecake. Dianne says, "Whilst I love a good slab of traditional-style cheesecake anytime, I find that this little treat is so easy to whip up.  Ten to 15 minutes should do it. Maximum flavour, minimum faffing about. Bring out a tray of these at your next dinner party and I'm sure you will be very popular!"

Cheesecake in a shot glass - the perfect party treat for people to eat as they mingle


Ingredients:

Filling:
  • 1 x 250g block of cream cheese
  • 1 x 400g tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • Juice of 2 lemons

"This is DELICIOUS and never fails to work out perfectly every time.  The base consists of the combination of walnuts and dates - you could of course use any nuts that you have in your larder or a combination.  It blends into a sticky crunch and a perfect foil for the soft and luscious sweet cream cheese," says Dianne.

Base:
  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 1 cup of dates
  • Topping:
  • Simply mash up some fresh or frozen berries until pulpy to dollop on the top.

Method:

1. Blend the nuts and dates together to a sticky crumbly mass and set aside. It actually comes together well enough that if you want to squidge it together to form a base, that is ok.
2. For the filling put the cream cheese into a food processor and blend until smooth.  Add condensed milk and blend until mixed and creamy smooth.
3. Add the juice and blend again until smooth.  You will see the mix thicken instantly.
4. Grab 8 shot glasses (or larger glasses but it will of course make less) and divide base amongst the glasses, then add filling.
5. Top with your berries. Exquisite. 

Tips:
  • You could also add a little of your favourite liqueur into the topping
  • Serving alternatives - simply layer your cheesecake with fresh berries and the nut base.

 Check out our other cheesecake recipes here...

This recipe was kindly shared with us by Dianne Ward. Dianne is a mother of two young children, freelance writer and founder of food blog www.thesassycook.com that champions being fast and fabulous in the kitchen. Check out www.thesassycook.com for more delicious recipes and clever cooking tips.


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