Valencia orange cheesecake

    Valencia orange cheesecake

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    4hr20min


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    About this recipe: Orange cake is common in the Valencia area of Spain, where the best oranges are allegedly produced. Very easy to prepare, this is a delight to both the eye and the palate.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 175g (6 oz) biscuits
    • 55g (2 oz) butter, melted
    • 700g (1 1/2 lb) cream cheese
    • 55g (2 oz) sugar
    • 85ml (3 fl oz) fresh or quality orange juice
    • 280g (10 oz) mandarins or preserved oranges
    • chocolate shavings

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

    1. Smash the biscuits and mix them with the melted butter. Spoon the mixture into a baking tin greased with butter and chill in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes.
    2. In a separate bowl, beat the cheese, sugar and orange juice to form a smooth even mixture. Pour this mixture into the tin and return to the fridge for some 4 hours or so.
    3. Decorate the cake with pieces of mandarin and chocolate shavings.

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