Speedy Vanilla Cheesecake

June 23, 2014 · 10 comments

Cheesecake for oneJust sometimes, not very often though, I find myself home alone. And it’s times like that I find myself wanting to indulge in a little comfort food. The dilemma is do I go and buy or make a whole dessert that is supposed to feed a family and then have the rest of it staring at me willing it to eat even more or is there something that I can make that is quick and won’t leave any tempting leftovers. There is now. I played around and came up with this cheesecake recipe for one! Of course if you want to make it for more people adjust the quantities of the ingredients. I made this using a stainless steel cooking ring. I had to make do with store cupboard essentials and I didn’t have any other cream cheese so I went even more decadent and used a Délice des Crémiers cheese which was perfect because it is slightly tangy and not sweet but very very creamy. It was the ideal combination with a glass of Prosecco. Thanks to The Dairy Girl for the cheese.

Speedy Vanilla Cheesecake
 
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A very speedy cheescake recipe for those times when you need something sweet now!
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Recipe type: Dessert, vegetarian,
Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 60g of cream cheese (I used a heavenly tangy cream cheese called Delicé des Cremiers via The Dairy Girl)
  • 15g butter melted
  • 3 biscuits crushed (I used chocolate hobnobs)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla paste preferably but extract is fine
  • 2 tbsp double cream

Instructions
  1. Mix the crushed biscuits and butter well. Put the metal ring in the middle of a serving plate and carefully push the coated biscuit crumbs into the bottom of the ring.
  2. Put the plate in the freezer to chill.
  3. Whisk the cream cheese and icing with an electric whisk.
  4. Add the cream and vanilla extract to the mixture and whisk again until holding soft peaks.
  5. Top the biscuit base with the creamy mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.
  6. Place the cheesecake in the fridge until ready to eat.
  7. Carefully remove the metal ring.
  8. Top with fruit if required and dust with icing sugar. Preferably with a sieve so you don’t end up with lumps! But hey, who cares, it’s just for you!
  9. Enjoy!

 

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