Sunday, 9 March 2008

Here it is...Lemon & Lime Cheesecake

After 37 votes the cheesecake won...and I was secretly pleased. It was the simplest to make with only a few ingredients and it turned out beautifully.

The taste is fresh, sweet and very creamy. (and that was just from licking the bowl!!!)
The lemon & lime top set quite firm which I thought looked a bit plastic-y and would taste artificial (I don't really like sugar free stuff and am a cook from scratch type girl normally!) but it wasn't like that at all.

A great fresh lemon & lime zing, creamy once in the mouth and the base was just great. I used mascarpone cheese and philly cheese as I am not to keen on the texture of ricotta.

I used pecan nuts in place of the hazelnuts and I think it gave a softer taste and texture.

I decorated it with lemon & lime zest and serve it as one of 6 dessert choices after lunch today. Three of our guests chose the cheesecake and we kept quiet about it being diet food...lets face it, no one would have believed us anyway!!
This is served best at room temperature....straight from the fridge doesn't allow the true flavours of the base to come through.
I'm thinking, next time I could try raspberry or strawberry sugar free jelly with fresh berries to decorate!

10 comments:

Marie said...

Once again, looking good. :-)

Tulip said...

Thanks Marie, have you taken the plunge yet?

Magimum said...

Inspiring....

You seem very organised, Tulip.

Tulip said...

Magimum - Only in the kitchen...the rest of my life is....errrr anything but!!! Doh!

Sylvie said...

Tulip, that is one delicious looking cake.

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious Tulip. Having seen your photo Im going to have a bash at it. I thought it might be rubbery, but its not at all is it? Lovely!

Laurren

Twice said...

Hi Tulip - I have just seen your Ticker weight loss thingy and realised that we both started at the same place (give or take a pound) at about the same time (Jan starter?) and are aiming for the same place. 10st was my wedding weight and I've made it back there, but I REALLY want to get to the illusive 9 1/2 stone, which is what I was when I met the gorgeous OH. For as long as I can remember it has been so near, yet so far and this time I really think I can make it. I will keep an eye on your Ticker as an added incentive!

Lettuceleaf :)

Tulip said...

Lettuceleaf - we'll both get there if we stickt to this WOE! Keep up the good work!

The Liberty Belle said...

It's quite unfair to make me drool so! The cheesecake looks yummy!

Tulip said...

Liberty Belle - It is totally fair...this is Phase 1 friendly..just don't eat the whole thing!!lol