Tuesday, 18 August 2009

What do you make with pick-your-own?


Cheesecake of course! Remember I got pick-your-own strawberries last week? Well this is what I made with some of them. Ok, so I only used them as garnish for the photo, but I added a lot more when I ate it!

It’s a little recipe I make a lot. It doesn’t require anything exotic and it’s really easy to make, but it’s best to make it the day before to allow for setting time (and is not so good if you’re on a diet…)

You will need:

An 8” spring-form pan (if you don’t have one, a loose-bottomed pan will be fine.)

Half a packet of digestive biscuits

Knob of butter

200g tub of cream cheese

100ml whipping cream

2tsp sugar

A few drops of lemon juice


Chuck your biscuits in the blender until they turn to crumbs. Melt the butter and add to the crushed biscuits. Put this mix in the bottom of the pan and press down firmly. This needs to go in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.

Rinse your blender and add all the rest of the ingredients – the cream, cream cheese, lemon juice and sugar. Whip until the mixture is firm, and smooth onto the top of the biscuit base, trying not to trap any air. Pop it back in the fridge to set.

After a few more hours, remove it from the pan carefully (this is why the spring-form helps!) Chop up your pick-your-own and arrange decoratively on the top.


Eat, yum yum yum!



  1. Beccy, that sounds yummie! Cheesecake, have not had that in a loooong time! Greetings from Holland.