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Recipe for family meals :

White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.


6 White chocolate squares
6oz Soft lady fingers
2 packet of Philadelphia cheese (2 x 250g)
1 cup Sugar
1/4 Lime juice
A couple of pieces of gelatine unflavored
2 teaspoon of lime peel, fine grated
1 carton of whipping cream, whipped
Lime slices

  • Melt chocolate.
  • Halve lady fingers lengthways. Line bottom and sides of an 8 1/2-inch springform cake tin with ladyfingers, rounded sides facing out.
  • Beat cream cheese on lowest speed of electric mixer until smooth.
  • Blend in sugar and chocolate; mix well.
  • Sprinkle gelatine on top of lime juice in saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes to soften. Stir mixture over low heat until gelatine is dissolved.
  • Blend warm gelatine and lime peel into cheese mixture.
  • Fold cheese mixture into whipped cream. Pour into pan.
  • Chill at least 3 hours.
  • Garnish with strawberries and lime slices.

Serves 4

Martin James