Lemon Cheesecake ( Cheesecakes Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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This is another popular cheesecake, commonly available in patisseries across the globe. The chocolate base combines superbly with the tanginess of lemon, making this as much of a connoisseur’s delight as it is a child’s treat. One thing you need to take care of is the perfect lemon rind for the perfect taste. Do not grate the lemon rind till its core; use only the yellow part and not the white. Before spreading the lemony sauce on the cheesecake, you can also spread a layer of fresh soft fruits of your choice.
- Open each dark chocolate biscuit and scrape and discard the middle creamy layer.
- Place the biscuits on a butter paper or a rolling board and crush the biscuits to a coarse powder with the help of a rolling pin.
- Transfer the crushed biscuits powder in a bowl, add the butter and mix well.
- Spread and press the mixture into the base of a 175 mm. (7") loose bottomed cake tin.
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes and keep aside.
- Combine the sugar with ½ cup of water in a non-stick pan and cook till the sugar dissolves.
- Add the cornflour mixture, mix well and cook till the mixture thickens, while stirring continuously.
- Add the butter and mix well.
- Remove form the flame and allow to cool.
- Add the lemon juice, lemon rind, lemon essence and lemon yellow colour and mix well. Keep aside till it cools completely.
- Combine the basic cheesecake mixture, lemon juice, lemon rind, sugar and lemon essence in a bowl and mix well till it is smooth.
- Add the beaten whipped cream and fold gently.
- Pour this mixture evenly over the prepared biscuit base and spread it evenly using a palate knife.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or till the cheesecake is firm.
- Pour the lemon sauce evenly over it and spread it evenly using a palate knife.
- Refrigerate again for 2 hours or till the cheesecake sets.
- Demould the cheesecake and cut into 6 equal wedges.
- Garnish each wedge with a lemon rind and serve chilled.
- For parties, you can set the cheesecake into individual moulds of your choice.
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