Chantal's cheesecake

    1 hour 30 min

    This classic cheesecake recipe is easy to make and so delicious. Serve with a fresh fruit compote or a drizzling of chocolate sauce.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g (8 oz) digestive biscuits, crushed
    • 30g (1 oz) butter, melted
    • 900g (2 lb) cream cheese
    • 300g (11 oz) caster sugar
    • 175ml (6 fl oz) milk
    • 4 eggs
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) soured cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix digestive crumbs with melted butter. Press onto base of cake tin.
    3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in soured cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling onto prepared biscuit base.
    4. Bake for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill until ready to serve.

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