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Monday, 20 October 2014

Homemade Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Recipe

In order to save money, for variation and because homemade is just so much better, I am going to start baking homemade treats for the children's lunch boxes.

Homemade Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Recipe


I started today with some mini strawberry cheesecakes. This recipe has been adapted from the Usborne very best baking for children cookbook.

Ingredients
175g digestive biscuits
75g butter
450g full fat cream cheese
125g caster sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsps vanilla essence

For the topping:-
1/2 lemon
4 tbsps jam of your choice (we used strawberry)
Fresh fruit to decorate

You also need a 12 hole muffin tin and muffin cases.

Makes 12

1. Pre-heat oven to 150C or gas mark 2. Put the muffin cases in the tray.

2. Put the digestives in a food bag. Seal and smash the biscuits into crumbs with a rolling pin

3. Melt the butter in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds. May need a little longer. When the butter has melted, stir in the digestive crumbs

4. Divide the mixture between to 12 muffin cases and press down firmly with the back of a teaspoon. Pop in the fridge to chill while you make the filling.

Homemade Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Recipe

5. Put the cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl and stir until evenly blended. Put the eggs and vanilla essence in a seperate smaller bowl and beat them with a fork.

5. Add the egg mixture the the cheese mixture a little at a time, beating well until smooth and blended. Once all the ingredients are combined, spoon the mixture into the cases.

Homemade Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Recipe

6. Bake for 25 minutes. Once baked, turn the oven off and leave the cheesecakes in for a further 30 minutes. Then, take them out, place them on a wire rack and pop in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.

7. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl and stir in the jam until smooth. Spread it onto the chilled cheesecakes. Cut your fruit and use pieces to decorate your cakes.

Homemade Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Recipe

8. Chill for a further hour then remove your muffin cases and serve. Delicious!

Homemade Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Recipe

I'm really pleased with how they turned out and they taste delicious too. Bet they don't last long!

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9 comments

  1. These look so adorable! I love serving mini cheesecakes at parties so will have to give this a go at my next one! Thank you! PS looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog, it looks great!

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  2. Thanks -oh yeah they would be great for parties - I might be creative and see if I can turn the topping's into Santa's for Christmas.

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  3. These look lovely. Great party food. I think you might need a special container for lunch boxes as they might get a bit squashed

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  4. Yum! It is not good me doing foodie commenting near lunch time! I love Usbourne recipe books I still flip through them even though my two are 15 & 13 now! #TastyTuesday

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  5. Those look delish! And you are a very nice mummy for putting something like that in lunchboxes! My kids would swap for you any day ;)

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  6. Oh my - these look lovely! will be trying them soon
    #tastytuesday

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  7. Cor, Sam- these look gorgeous! I am SO trying these for when I have friends over! #tastytuesdays

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  8. Oooh yummy! I love cheesecakes and these looks so good! x #tastytuesdays

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  9. These are so utterly pretty and HUGE congrats on your award lady, so happy for you and my lovely friend Hannah of Mums' Day, you ladies rock x

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