Food, Recipes

Cheesecake in a glass

Yet another Jamie Oliver recipe. His recipes are quick and easy and they never fail.
This one is from his 30 Minute Meals book.

Cheesecake in a glass
by Jamie Oliver

Serves 4

50g butter
50g blanched hazelnuts
8 gingernut biscuits
1 lemon
4 heaped tsp good-quality lemon curd
1 punnet of raspberries (approx. 150g)
250g light or low fat cream cheese, mascarpone or creme fraiche
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
A splash of milk
1 tbsp icing sugar
Good-quality dark chocolate for grating

To start, put 4 tumblers into the freezer.

Put the butter into a medium frying pan on a high heat. Wrap the hazelnuts and biscuits
in a clean tea towel and quickly bash with a rolling pin. Turn the heat off under the melted butter, tip in the bashed nuts and biscuits and stir. Finely grate in the lemon zest  and mix well. Take the tumblers out of the freezer and divide the mixture between them, gently patting it down until firm.

Put 1 heaped teaspoon of lemon curd into each tumbler and top with a few raspberries. Spoon the cream cheese, mascarpone or creme fraiche into a bowl and add the vanilla paste or extract and a splash of milk. Stir, then add the icing sugar and another splash of milk and mix really well until it looks soft and silky smooth. Divide between the tumblers, scrape over a few gratings of dark chocolate and set aside until you’re ready to serve.


7 thoughts on “Cheesecake in a glass

  1. I’m getting into Jamie Oliver more and more, just made an altered version of his meatballs – to be blogged tonight. I generally try not to emulate recipes exactly, but he’s also insanely good for tips and advice generally. It’s awesome. This recipe is mega good by the way, looks so delicious. Which book is it in?

  2. Bo says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Tried it out and turned out to be the highlight of our mother’s day dinner. Raspberries weren’t available so used strawberries and it turned out pretty good. Also used homemade mandarin marmalade instead of lemon curd which worked well with the gingernut biscuits.

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