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British cheesecake with warm blueberries

Enjoy a slice of this delicious cheesecake, made with low fat soft cheese and some Wensleydale or white Cheshire

22 SEPTEMBER 2011
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Ingredients (makes 9 squares)
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) orange juice
  • 14 sponge fingers (boudoir biscuits)
  • 1 x 200g (7oz) tub low fat soft cheese
  • 150g (5oz) natural Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 75g (3oz) Wensleydale or white Cheshire cheese, finely grated

Topping

  • 175g (6oz) blueberries
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • icing sugar, for sprinkling
  • mint leaves, to decorate (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4. Grease an 20cm (8 inch) square shallow cake tin, or grease and line a deeper one with a loose bottom.

Pour the orange juice into a shallow dish, then briefly dip in the sponge fingers, one by one, and line them up in the base of the cake tin to fit snugly. You will have to trim some of them to fit. If you have any juice left, sprinkle it over the sponge fingers.

Beat together the soft cheese, yoghurt, eggs, caster sugar, vanilla extract and Wensleydale or Cheshire cheese. Pour over the prepared base.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until risen, set and golden. Cool, then remove from the tin. For the topping, warm the blueberries with the sugar and about 3 tablespoons of water for about 2 - 3 minutes, until the sugar and juice from the blueberries turns syrupy.

Cut the cheesecake into portions and spoon over some of the blueberries. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar, then serve, decorated with mint leaves, if you like.

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