Mojito Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 8-10 Slices
Ingredients
  • Base
  • 130g Vanilla Wine Biscuits
  • 65g Butter
  • Filling
  • 500g Cream Cheese
  • 130g Caster Sugar
  • 250ml Mint infused Cream
  • 3 Teaspoons Gelatine
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • Zest of 2 Limes
  • 3 Tablespoons White Rum
  • Crystallised Mint Leaves
  • Handful of Mint Leaves
  • Egg White of 1 Egg
  • Caster Sugar
Instructions
  1. To infuse cream, roughly chop a handful of mint leaves and place in 250ml of fresh cream. Muddle leaves in the cream to bruise, cover and place in the fridge either overnight or for 2 - 4 hours. Strain cream and remove leaves, keep chilled until ready to use.
  2. To make crystallised mint leaves, take a handful of leaves, brush with foamed egg whites, coat with caster sugar and allow to dry overnight.
  3. For the base, line a 20cm circular springform tin with foil or cling film and set aside.
  4. Blitz vanilla wine biscuits in a food processor until a fine crumb.
  5. Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan, add biscuit crumb and mix until combined. Press mixture into the base of a prepared tin and place in the fridge while you make the filling.
  6. Using a free-standing mixer, add the cream cheese, sugar, lime zest and white rum and beat until smooth.
  7. In a ramekin, add the lime juice and heat slightly in a microwave for 10 seconds. Sprinkle gelatin over top and mix until dissolved. Add to mixer and beat until well incorporated.
  8. Whip mint infused cream until it reaches a soft peak and then fold through the cream cheese mixture. Pour over prepared base.
  9. Chill in the fridge overnight or a minimum of 4 hours.
  10. When you’re ready to serve your cheesecake, you can add some mint infused cream swirls and also place the crystallised mint leaves. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Baker Gatherer at https://bakergatherer.com/mojito-cheesecake/