Do you like Biscoff? Do you love Lime? If the answer is yes, you will absolutely love this.
With the weather being so warm and lovely lately, there is nothing more refreshing than a cool tangy cheesecake! This one, I wanted it to be a mix of tangy and refreshing but light and creamy too and I am happy to write that it was just that. I was so impressed with how this turned out.
The cheesecake is firm enough to hold its shape, but still super creamy and melt-in-your-mouth velvety. The tanginess of the lime and cheese coupled with the delicate sweetness of the white chocolate complement each other so well. The Biscoff crust adds a good crunch to the experience in your mouth. This is now on my favourite dessert list.
For the Crust
1 packet of Biscoff Biscuits (250g) – (If you don’t like Biscoff, you can use Digestives)
2 Tbsp Butter , melted
For the Lime Layer
1 packet of Lime Jelly (I used Hartley’s – my personal favourite)
100ml Boiling water
1 small tub Greek Yoghurt (80-100g)
200ml Whipping Cream
For the Cheesecake Layer
80g Unsalted Butter
120g Icing Sugar
200g Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia – no other compares for me)
100ml Whipping Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Juice of 1 Lime
For the Topping:-
Zest of 1 Lime
100-200g White Chocolate Shavings (as much as you want really)
Blitz the biscuits in a processor, so they resemble fine crumbs. Tip into a bowl and pour over the melted butter and mix through until all moist. Press into a 9 x 13 x 2″ springform tin and place in the freezer while you make the next layer.
In a large bowl dissolve the Jelly with the boiling water, allow to cool slightly.
Whisk up the whipping cream until light and fluffy. Whisk into the Jelly the Greek Yoghurt and fold in your whipped cream. Pour on top of the biscuit layer and place in the freezer to set. (about 45-60 mins)
Meanwhile, make your cheesecake topping, Beat together the butter, icing sugar, cream cheese, lime juice, 1/2 the lime zest and vanilla essence. Whip up your cream and fold into mixture.
Smooth over the Jelly layer once set and place back in the freezer for a further 30 mins to firm. Transfer to the fridge and allow to fully set overnight.
Before serving, sprinkle the white chocolate shavings over the top and the lime zest to finish.
Delicious little Saturday night dish (or any night for that matter) I also used corn tortillas and made my own salsa to keep the fat and calories lower. I am on a mission this year to eat a little healthier and try new ideas and flavours. This is packed with flavour and filling too.
You could of course use Tacos instead of wraps.
Makes enough for about 6 wraps
For the chicken:-
2 large chicken breasts
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp Taco Seasoning (see below)
For the Salsa:-
2 tomatoes – chopped
1 onion – chopped
1 lime juice of
2 tsp dried coriander
1 tsp sea salt
Sour Cream to taste
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
Add all above to a little jar and mix. Store in cupboard.
Place a little oil in a pan on medium heat
Coat the chicken with the Taco Seasoning about 1 large tbsp per breast and gently colour the chicken in the pan.
Add in the tin tomatoes to the pan with the chicken, cover and slow cook on a low heat for about 4 hours.
Meanwhile make the salsa by adding the chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, salt, coriander and lime juice in a bowl and mix together. Store in fridge until needed.
About 1/2 hour before about to serve, take 2 forks and shred the chicken in the pan. Continue to cook uncovered for about 1/2 hour, this helps thicken the sauce.
Warm up your tortillas as per instructions on packet, place on a plate.
Spread a thin layer of sour cream, place some shredded chicken on top, then some tomato salsa then another little dollop of sour cream, wrap and devour! Yummy!
You could also add in a little avocado or some grated cheese.
Well I was Opting for a Spicy Weekend this weekend………………….(naughty…naughty!)……..and this polishes off my Sunday. Delicious and filling Soup with a bit of spice!
1 Sweet Potato
1 tsp ground coriander
4 spring onions
1 red chilli
1 tsp olive oil
Handful of tortilla chips (I used Doritos with a hint of lime)
15g fresh coriander
400g ripe tomatoes
2 gloves of garlic
1 can chickpeas (400g)
Feta cheese for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 200 deg. Wash and peel sweet potato, cut into 1cm cubes.
Season potatoes with salt, pepper and ground coriander, drizzle with oil and bake for 30 mins.
Meanwhile, chop the spring onions finely, slice the chilli and coriander, add to a pan with little oil and fry for about 2 mins.
Crush into the pan the garlic, cut tomatoes into quarters then add in to pot.
Tip in the chickpeas with juices and top up with 500ml of boiling water, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 mins.
After 20 mins, remove from heat and mash up the tomatoes. Add in the sweet potato and crush in the tortillas, mix through, season well and serve. Garnish with fresh coriander and feta if chosen. YUMMY!!!