Lemon Cheesecake

  • This cake is based on  Another Cheesecake.
  • However I baked this without the biscuit base but you can add one if you prefer.
  • A separate lemon sauce was made and poured over each portion when serving.

Ingredients – Cake

  • Around 450g of twaróg or yoghurt cheese (or cream cheese)
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 80g of caster sugar
  • Grated rind from 2 lemons (juice used in the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of custard powder

Method – Cake

  • Pre-heat the oven to GM 3 – 160ºC.
  • Use a 19cm, 20cm or 21cm tin loose bottomed or spring form tin.
  • Place a cake liner in the tin.
  • Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar till they are pale and fluffy.
  • Lightly whisk in the twaróg or yoghurt cheese and the custard powder till it is all well combined.
  • Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff and then fold them into the mixture with a metal spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin.
  • Bake in the oven for  50 minutes.
  • When the cake is ready switch off the oven and leave it in there for at least 40 minutes.
  • Take out the cake to cool.
  • Once it is cold – take the cake out of the tin by loosening the outer ring or placing the cake tin with the loose bottom on a tin can and sliding the cake tin down.
  • I think this cake is best made the day before you want to serve it – so it is well cooled and set.

Ingredients – Lemon Sauce

  • Juice from 3 lemons
  • Grated rind from 1 lemon
  • 15g granulated sugar 
  • Potato or corn flour

Method – Lemon Sauce

  • In a small saucepan mix the juice from 2 lemons, lemon rind and sugar.
  • Heat gently till the sugar is dissolved.
  • In a small dish mix the potato or corn flour with the juice of 1 lemon.
  • With the pan still on the hob add the potato or corn flour mixture.
  • Stir gently until the sauce has thickened.
  • Leave to cool before serving.
  • Pour the sauce over each portion of cake.

Tea plates by Elizabethan – Carnaby from the 1960s.