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 thoughts on “Black Currant Cheese Cake + Welcome back Nancy

  1. 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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  2. 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. 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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    1. 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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