Sunday, July 17, 2011

Heidi's Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge

Hello everyone! My dear friend, Heidi-Mari, @ Heidi’s Crafts, is starting a baking challenge open to every one of all ages! If you don’t have a blog you can email your entry to her. You have till next week Monday to enter. Please visit her blog for more details and the rest of the challenge rules.

Her challenge for this week is Something for a Tea and I have decided to make mini Lemon Cheesecake tartlets.

My mother and I made a big Lemon Cheesecake for my grandmother who got married on Friday. My granny loves Lemon Cheesecake! We had extra filling left over so I made a few pastry cups and filled them with the cheesecake filling. It tasted even more delicious than the actual cheesecake! So here is my recipe entry for Mini Lemon Cheesecake Tartlets.

Lemon Cheesecake

7 teaspoons gelatine
200 ml lemon juice
5 eggs
350 ml sugar
500 ml cream
1 tub smooth cottage cheese
300 ml butter
2 packets tennis biscuits

Separate eggs. Beat egg whites till stiff. Add a third of the sugar and beat till glossy and stiff. Beat cream till thick and add another third sugar. Beat cottage cheese, egg yolks and last third sugar till smooth. Warm lemon juice and dissolve gelatine. Mix lemon juice and all mixtures together till smooth. Pour into Pastry cups and leave to set in fridge for about 4 hours. Enjoy with a strong cup of tea!


125g butter
125ml sugar
1 egg
500ml flour
5ml baking powder
Pinch salt

Cream butter and sugar, add the egg beating well. Add the flour, baking powder and salt; knead lightly to form firm dough. Press into a greased muffin tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about ten minutes or until a light straw colour. To freeze, cool, pack into plastic bags, seal and freeze.

I so hope you too can enter Heidi’s challenge! Please spread the word on your blog, to friends, family, etc!

P.S.  I have reached 300 posts on my blog!  I have had the most wonderful time and I intend to do many more!



Linnie said...

Oh, Kelly it looks divine! Thank you for sharing!

Heidi-Mari said...

Dear Kelly
These Lemon Cheesecakes look delicious!!!!BEAUTIFUL pictures too!
Thank you so much for joining the fun at my baking challenge!! I hope you get lots of votes!
Have a blessed day