Cranachan Cheesecake for Monday

It is midday on Monday and I have decided to go all decadent on this miserably gloomy day with a cheesecake and tea. Did she say cheesecake for lunch? ‘What an odd thing she is,’ you might exclaim. I cannot refute it now, can I? Once in a while, when it is your birthday month which will go away all too soon, you need to give into hedonism.

I baked the cheesecake on a Friday night when Adi had stepped out for drinks with friends and I could spend my time watching an old Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn movie, whisking ricotta and milk, sugar, eggs and butter, inhaling the wonderful smells of that buttery concoction of custard consistency that I could pour into a chilled base of crushed oatmeal biscuits. Now I had looked high and low for digestives. I am addicted to their moreish taste. But the people at the store cast me a blank look. I got a nonchalant ‘never had those’. I gave up and bought a packet of oatmeal biscuits to which I added salt to make it less sweet.

This heavenly cheesecake is a Paul Hollywood recipe and I have tinkled around with the base because I like me a buttery & crumbly oatmeal base. The man calls for oatcakes but I like the texture of digestive bases in cheesecakes more. Customisation is queen baby.

The result is a cheesecake which makes the heart sing as I let it melt into my mouth, the buttery biscuit base adding the perfect crunch. The taste of the raspberry coulis drizzled on top of it adds a fruity, tangy deliciousness that makes me say like, it is dope man.

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78 thoughts on “Cranachan Cheesecake for Monday

      1. I keep meaning to bake some coconut macaroons but the oven part of our cooker is broken 🙈 don’t know what we’re going to do about Christmas dinner 😕😊

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  1. That looks scrummy! Who doesn’t love cheesecake?

    I am all in favour of customising recipes, the end result is often way better.

    Frankly, if you can’t indulge yourself during your birthday month, when can you?

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    1. Thank you ove. It is winter (it feels like it here already) and you know Christmas is on the way. So never a bad idea. And cheesecakes are quite easy to bake even if they ask for a water bath. This one does not 🙂 xx


  2. “Once in a while, when it is your birthday month which will go away all too soon, you need to give into hedonism.” – Oh! What a lovely thought! And, guess what, my birthday is this month as well. 🙂 Good thought for me! And congrats on the wonderful cheesecake!

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    1. When is your birthday, Theresa? Are you a Scorpio or a Sagi? Well it is an affirmedly lovely month then. Let hedonism be your watchword too? The cheesecake hit the right notes for me and I am totally milking my birthday month for what it’s worth 😉

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