Lemon, Rhubarb and Coconut Cake

This cheesecake-like dessert was an instant hit for family Sunday night dinner, so there were no complaints when I had to test it a few more times! Warning, it is big, rich and sweet, which is probably why it was a hit. The tartness of the lemon and rhubarb add a little balance, so if […]

Battle of the Basque

Words Harriet Boucher Images Ashlee DeCaires For round 2 of Harriet’s How To, I have dived into the world of the Basque ‘burnt’ cheesecake. Basque cheesecake is a crust-less, Spanish cheesecake that has a rich, creamy centre and a caramelised top, often giving off a burnt look. It is traditionally served at room temperature, often […]

Baked Cheesecake with Plum Curd

This classic cheesecake is brilliant with fresh berries or my plum curd dolloped on top! 200g biscuit crumbs (I used gingernuts) 80g butter 500g cream cheese, soft 250g sour cream ½ cup sugar 4 eggs 3 tbsp cornflour zest and juice of a lemon   Crush the biscuits until you have fine breadcrumbs. I find […]