Black Currant Cheese Cake + Welcome back Nancy

 

 

Black Currant Cheese cake
Black Currant Cheese cake

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Hello every one 🙂  It is a long time since I put up any sweet post haha, I mean a dessert post. I have one awesome reason to do so today. It was a long time since I heard from my sweet friend Nancy of Feasting with friends  who was on a medical leave. I was really missing her presence.  So when I got her lovely comment on my post after a period, which seemed to me like ages, I was overwhelmed with joy. This calls for a celebration. And what better way to celebrate than whipping up a quick dessert and Feasting with friends. 

Nancy, I dedicate this post to you

 

welcome

nancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Black Currant Cheese cake

 

What you need

For the base:

  • Oreo biscuits approximately 1 packet
  • Demerara Sugar 40 g
  • Butter 40 g

Scrape the cream off the Oreo biscuits and  crush the biscuits finely. Add melted butter and sugar. Spread on a greased baking tin (springform) and press firmly.Chill in fridge for a while.Bake at 120ºC for 10 minutes in a preheated oven. Cool and Chill again.

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For  the Cheese cake:

  • Cream cheese                            360 g
  • Icing sugar                                    75 g
  • Heavy cream                              145 g
  • Vanilla essence                          1/2 tsp.

 

Whisk the cream cheese and cream separately till light . Add sugar to cream and whisk well till fluffy. Add vanilla pod or essence. Add the cream cheese. Spread evenly on the baked biscuit crust. Smooth with a palette knife. Set in fridge for five to six hours. 

If you mind the extra calories, substitute half the cream cheese with hung Greek Yogurt.

 

For the topping:

  •  Black Currant jelly crystals
  • Red or Black grapes

 

Decorate the cake with grapes. Prepare jelly as per packet instructions. Carefully spoon out while still hot onto the cheese cake. Chill in the fridge overnight or for atleast  4-6 hours to set.

Carefully  remove the sides of the spring form pan and serve chilled.

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I am taking this cheese cake to FF 30 at the Novice Gardener. This week’s fiesta is being co hosted by Margy @La Petite Casserole . Come on every one. Join the fun and celebrations.

 

 

 

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61 Comments Add yours

  1. acasadisimi says:

    looks delicious! Welcome back dear Nancy!!! ❤ ❤ <3! wonderful post dear friend!

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    1. skd says:

      So nice of you Simi ❤ ❤ ❤ Nancy is really a sweetheart 🙂

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  2. nimmiafzal says:

    Wowww!! You gave 2 sweet posts today!! One Nancy’ s back & then this yummy cheese cake…😊❤❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a bunch Nimmi 🙂 Aren’t we all glad to have her back!!!

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  3. Lori says:

    This sounds delicious, and yay for dedicating this to Nancy! Just love her, and yes, she has been truly missed!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lori. She is really a dear friend and I am really really happy to see her back 🙂

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      1. Lori says:

        Agreed Skd! Me too! 🙂

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  4. fazal says:

    Very attractive and tempting
    We should include in menu for festive celebrations

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

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  5. It looks absolutely delicious and it’s an excellent idea to dedicate this dessert to Nancy 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear 🙂 I thought that was the least we could do for her. Wish her and all of us good health and happiness..

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  6. Aaw, that’s so sweet of you to dedicate this to Nancy. We’ve all been missing her, haven’t we? Black currant cheesecake sounds like the perfect dessert to welcome back such a dear friend. A sweet for a sweet! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Angie 🙂 Nancy earned that special place in every one’s hearts.

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  7. Yumm – the combination of the chocolate biscuit base and blackcurrants reminds me of a scrummy black forest geteau that my sister and I loved when we were girls – it works every time!
    Happy Fiesta Friday to you!
    Emma 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I am so happy Emma that this post made you nostalgic. Childhood memories are so close to the heart ❤
      Happy FF30 to you too 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Haha, Thanks 😀

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  8. What a wonderful tribute to Nancy and a beautiful contribution to FF!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear 🙂

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  9. Nancy says:

    Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you! In my opinion the sweetness is all about YOU in this post. 😀 Your kind words are making me tear up a bit…such a lovely gesture! Please know I am not only humbled, but greatly appreciative too! And in regards to this delicious looking cheesecake…Yes, please!!!

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    1. skd says:

      Yay! Welcome Welcome Welcome ( all puns intended ). On a serious note you are so much loved and cherished by each and every person I know in this community. ( definitely there must be many more in others). Making a place in every one’s hearts is a huge job and you accomplished that Nancy ❤ ❤ ❤ . May you be healthy and happy and spread the cheer around as you always do 🙂

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  10. muthahar says:

    Looks yummy must try

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you. Please try it and let me know how it turned out 🙂

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  11. jaznajalil says:

    Easy Peasy! Good one….looks yummy…Am craving a late night dessert now!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. It is such a reliable dessert. Making a mistake with this one is so difficult 🙂

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  12. You’re so sweet! I’m sure Nancy has been very moved by your action… and what a lovely dessert you brought to FF!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. You are a wonderful host. I am enjoying your party 🙂

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  13. This looks and sounds yummy! Definitely a perfect celebration cake for Nancy!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Michelle 🙂 That’s so nice of you..

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  14. oh my just scrumptious cake…cant take my eyes out of it…its a lovely feast on Nanacy’s return….welocome back Nancy…hope all is well…happy FF SKD…

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Chitra 🙂 That was the fastest dessert I could churn out. Happy FF to you too 🙂

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  15. Heather says:

    How fun-cheesecake decorated with grapes!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear 🙂

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  16. Arl's World says:

    Looks wonderful!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arl 🙂

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  17. Sue says:

    Wow, I absolutely love this creation, so unique! Thank you for bringing to the party!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww the pleasure is mine Sue. Happy FF 30 and a happy weekend as well 🙂

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  18. chefjulianna says:

    What a beautiful gesture and dessert!, Skd! I too am so happy to see Nancy back again! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Chef 🙂 for your kind words..

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  19. Mr Fitz says:

    Hung greek yoghurt? whats that?

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    1. skd says:

      It is yogurt which I put in a muslin cloth or any thin cloth napkin and hang it ( preferably on a sink tap ) to let the water to drain away for about an hour. What you are left is with a cheesy yogurt resembling cream cheese. Just a trick to cut down on calories.

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      1. Mr Fitz says:

        Wow! thats pretty cool.. I don’t eat cheese at all.. though this reads like it would be good!

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      2. skd says:

        You can also use this to marinate chicken or meat before baking , grilling or barbecuing. Adds that extra taste 🙂

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  20. Lily says:

    That is so sweet of you to make this delicious cheesecake for Nancy, looks amazing:)

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    1. skd says:

      thank you Lily 🙂 Glad you liked it

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  21. Very lovely of you to do this for Nancy 🙂 The cheesecake looks wonderful!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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  22. Wow cheese cake yum yum:-) you are tempting me now

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    1. skd says:

      Come on 😀 It is for friends. Join us…

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  23. Delicious, and I agree! There’s no better reason! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear Nell 🙂

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  24. I think my husband will want to come over, room for shrek?

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    1. skd says:

      Most welcome. We would love to have the Pretty princess and her Knight over. 🙂

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      1. awe, sending them right over! 😀

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      2. skd says:

        Waiting at the door for them 🙂

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      3. they knocked! quite polite they are!

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  25. bnbhanoi says:

    Just beautiful and delicious.

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