Cake? Sure, but usually one that doesn´t need baking 🙂 So, for the last few years, whenever there is a need for cake I make cold cheesecake. They are creamy, delicate and simply yummy! This time I took inspiration from the seasonal fruits. There are a lot of blackberries growing around my house, but they need a little bit more time to get ripe so I went to the local greengrocer and found some beautiful blackberries, raspberries and blueberries there. This cheesecake is very easy to make. The only thing you need, after putting it in the fridge, is patience, because it might take some time for it to get set. After that, pure pleasure 😉
COLD LEMON CHEESECAKE WITH FOREST FRUITS
100g biscuits (I use digestive)
50g melted butter
750g quark cheese
200g icing sugar
zest and juice from 2 lemons
4 gelatine sheeds
handful of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
Crush the digestive biscuits and mix with the melted butter. Press into the base of a 20cm springform. Chill in the fridge for minimum 30min.
Mix the quark cheese, icing sugar and lemon zest. Soak the gelatine sheets in cold water and then melt in the lemon juice over a low heat. Beat into the cheese mix and spread over the biscuit base. Chill untill set and decorate with the fruits you like the most 🙂
My cheesecake was set after a night in the fridge but the consistency was perfect only after about 24h.
If you have any leftover fruits you can add some flavour to you summer drinks by making fruity ice cubes. Just put the fruits in your ice tray with water and freeze it. Very refreshing and so pretty!