Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Orange and basil cheesecake

Imagine a cheesecake. An orange and basil cheesecake.

My dad brought home some basil, and for some reason, when I think about it, basil seems to work with almost everything.
So here is my -NEVER TRIED AND TESTED- recipe for orange and basil cheesecake...

-250g marscapone
-250g ricotta
-100g icing sugar
-1 orange
-some basil leaves
-150g of shortbread
-40g butter

-furiously mix together the marscapone and ricotta and icing sugar.
-grate the orange and add the zest to the marscapone-ricotta mixture.
-rub the basil and bruise it a bit to release the flavour.
-chop the basil finely and squeeze the orange, and add to the mixture.
-mix the mixture aggressively again and set aside to make the base.
-bash the biscuits till crumbs, and melt the butter in the microwave.
-mix together the butter and (what was) the biscuits.
-press the biscuit mixture into the base of a tin.
-dollop the cheese mixture on top of the biscuit base and chill in the fridge till serving.

Tip:- garnish with a few (caramelised) orange shavings.

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