Friday, 23 March 2007

Lemon Lattace Cheesecake Slice

These are so yummy. A lady about 8-9 years ago at work brought them in for a morning tea once and everyone just adored them. I can't remember her name. I asked her then, how do you make them? It went in one ear and out the other. All I remember her saying was, it was so easy and that she used one 250 gram butter and one 250 gram Philadelphia cream cheese. I kept thinking, that's alot of butter. Anyway I craved them for months after that morning tea. So I came up with my own recipe and it works really well. Enjoy them, they are so beautiful and perfect with a coffee.
  1. 250 grams of Butter softened
  2. 500 grams of Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
  3. Juice of one large Lemon, or two small Lemons
  4. 1 tablespoon of Gelatin
  5. 3 tablespoon of Boiling Water
  6. 1 cup of Caster Sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste
  8. 2 packets of Lattace Biscuits or Similar ( puff pastry biscuit)

Blend butter in a free standing mixer and blend on high until light and creamy. Add cream cheese and blend again on high till all smooth and creamy. Add gelatin to the boiling water and allow to dissolve and cool slightly. While beating on a low speed add the sugar, lemon juice, vanilla bean paste and dissolved gelatin. Once combined, turn the speed up to medium and keep beating until light and fluffy. Line a large slice pan or baking tray with grease proof paper. Line one packet of biscuits in the tray. Pour over the cream cheese filling and smooth out flat. Then line the second packet of biscuit on top of the filling. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours or until set. Then cut into squares. Which if you place them symmetrically, then each biscuit is it's own little sandwich. These are gorgeous and get eaten very quickly. Very rich and very decadent, but worth every fat molecule in them.