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GSABO - S2- Ep3 - Recipes

Lime & Coconut Cheesecake

GSABO

The Great South African Bake Off - Past series

BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 250g butter
  • 160g icing sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 500g flour

Cheesecake filling:

  • 500g cream cheese
  • 120g castor sugar
  • 500g cream
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp gelatine
  • 80g castor sugar
  • 80ml water, hot
  • 125ml lime cordial
  • 125ml lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp popping candy

Glaze:

  • 250g water
  • 250g sugar
  • 2 tsp gelatine

Fruit:

  • 4 apples, red
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 punnet grapes, black
  • 1 punnet grapes, green
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 2 clementines
  • 2 kiwi fruits

Preparation method

Dough:

  • Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add vanilla essence and eggs, 1 at a time
  • Sift in the flour
  • Bring together to make a soft dough
  • Allow dough to rest for about 1/2 hour
  • Roll dough out to about 5mm thick and line a pie dish
  • Bake blind at 180 C until light brown
  • Remove and cool

Cheesecake filling:

  • Whip cream to soft peaks
  • Beat the cream cheese and 120g of caster sugar, until sugar is dissolved
  • Mix the gelatine and 80g caster sugar, then dissolve in the hot water, lemon juice and lime cordial
  • Add the gelatine mixture to the cream cheese mixture, then fold through the whipped cream
  • Fold coconut and popping candy into the cream cheese mixture
  • Pour into baked base
  • Place in fridge and allow to set
  • Garnish with fruit and then glaze the fruit

Glaze:

  • Add water and sugar and gelatine
  • Allow to boil to a thin syrup

Fruit:

  • Decorate with fruit on top of cream cheese tart
  • Glaze fruit with syrup