This is most certainly worth the effort – Delicious !!!
Wensleydale Cheese Cake
Don’t you just love fruit cake and cheese? Don’t you just love Yorkshire’s own Wensleydale cheese and fruit cake? Don’t you just love Cheese cake? Don’t you just love a light fluffy baked cheese cake?
Well!! You’re going to love this recipe it combines all of the above in one gorgeous place.
Ingredients: makes a 7’ round deep spring sided cake tin.
150g rich fruit cake ( left over Christmas cake is best surly you have some small piece stashed away? Just not iced! If it is iced please remove it)
50g melted butter
250g Wensleydale cheese
200ml sour cream
150g cream cheese
3 table spoons lemon juice
50g corn flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs separated
75g caster sugar
Pre heat the oven to gas 4 electric 140c
Crumble the cake until fine and pour over the melted butter, mix well and press into the base of the cake tin. Put this in the freezer to firm.
In a food processor or using a very fine grater, grate the cheese until very very fine crumb. Mix in it the sour cream and the cream cheese.
Separate the eggs and mix the whites in a separate bowl until light and fluffy in the last minute whisk in half of the sugar.
Add the yolks to the cheese mixture along with all the other ingredients and finally fold in the egg whites.
Take the base out of the freezer and grease the sides of the tin with a little butter. Place the tin on a baking try (this makes it easier to handle) Pour the cheese mixture over the base. (it may fill the tin but this good as the cheese cake will not rise anymore and it will give a good deep finish)
Place the baking try containing the cake in the oven and bake for 1 -1 ½ hours. Until the cake is just lightly golden round the edges but still has a wobble in the middle. Turn out the oven but leave the cake in and leave till complexly cold.
Run a pallet knife round the edge before you release the sides of the cake tin.
The top will have cracked but this is right and authentic.
- Serve with single cream of a spoonful of crème fresh.