Strawberry & Vanilla Cheesecake

Home-grown strawberries are simply the best, so enjoy them right now while in season in this easy but delicious cheesecake recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 400g full fat soft cheese
  • 300mls fresh double cream
  • 80g icing sugar, sieved
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 300g fresh strawberries - washed, hulled & sliced

Follow these steps

  • Line the base of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin with parchment paper. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat until melted, then mix in the Dean's Shortbread crumbs.
  • Tip the crumb mixture into the lined cake tin and press evenly into the base using the back of a metal spoon.
  • Place in the fridge to chill.
  • To make the filling - beat the soft cheese together with the sieved icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla bean paste. Add the cream and mix until smooth.
  • Spoon onto the base and level the top. Place in the fridge to set. Remove from the tin and place on a serving plate.
  • Decorate with sliced strawberries & serve.
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