Lemon Cheese Cake By viranj


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The lemon cheesecake recipe has the cheese cake mixture flavoured with a zesty lemon juice that lends its characteristic freshness to this dessert. The sugar substitute added in the cheesecake recipe makes it a perfect low cal choice even for diabetics.

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Lemon Cheese Cake By viranj recipe - How to make Lemon Cheese Cake By viranj

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Ingredients

For the biscuit base
1 cup digestive biscuits , crushed
1/3 cup butter , melted
For the filling
1/2 cup (100 grams) fresh cream
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 cup Cream Cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp lemon essence
For the lemon sauce
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cornflour
3/4 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 drops of lemon essence
a drop of yellow colour (optional)
1/2 tsp butter
Method


For the biscuit base

    For the biscuit base
  1. Mix the biscuit crumbs with the melted butter and press the mixture into the base of a 175 mm. (7") loose bottomed pie dish
  2. chill until firm.

for the filling

    for the filling
  1. Whisk the cream in a clean dry bowl till soft peaks form. keep aside.
  2. Mix the lemon rind, lemon juice, cream cheese, sugar and lemon essence till it is smooth.
  3. Fold in the whipped cream gently so that it does not curdle or split.

how to proceed

    how to proceed
  1. Spread the filling over the set biscuit base and chill until firm.

for the lemon sauce

    for the lemon sauce
  1. Combine the sugar with ½ cup of water in a saucepan and heat till the sugar is dissolved
  2. Dissolve the cornflour in 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the sugar syrup. heat stirring continuously till the mixture thickens and gets a coating consistency. add the butter and mix well.
  3. Cool and add the lemon juice, lemon rind, lemon essence and lemon yellow colour. mix well and keep aside.
  4. Cool completely while stirring continuously.

for the garnish

    for the garnish
  1. Unmould the cheese cake and place on a serving plate.
  2. Pour the lemon sauce on top and refrigerate again.
  3. Serve chilled


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This recipe was contributed by viranj on 18 May 2002


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