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No-bake Strawberry, White chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake

This recipe for No-bake Strawberry, White chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake has been reproduced courtesy of Real Food Direct.

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A simple soft cheesecake which is light, creamy and perfect for summer! If you’re feeling brave, the strawberry flavour is really brought out by steeping the chopped strawberries in some freshly ground black pepper and balsamic vinegar, before adding them to the cheese mixture.

Ingredients for Strawberry, White chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake

160g Deans Lemon Curd & Oatflake shortbread rounds
50g unsalted Butter, softened
200g melted White Chocolate
250g Mascarpone or full fat soft cheese
200g Fromage Frais
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
100ml Double Cream
225g Strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped

How to make Strawberry, White chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake

  • Put the shortbread biscuits in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin until they resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Mix the biscuit crumbs together with the softened butter and press firmly onto the base and sides of a 20cm springform tin.
  • Refrigerate until needed.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave and set aside until needed.
  • Whisk the cream until soft peaks, then beat in the cream cheese and fromage frais until smooth and thick.
  • Add the strawberries to the cheese mixture with the melted white chocolate and mix.
  • Spoon the cheesecake filling into the biscuit case. Level the top and chill for about 4 hours, or ideally overnight, until set.

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