RECIPE: Digestive Cheesecake

RECIPE: Digestive Cheesecake

Hola mi amigos e amigas! I have a penchant for Blueberry Cheesecake. Yes, I had to admit that I so love blueberry cheesecake. It tastes so darn good! So, let me share with you this little secret recipe so you'll enjoy these festive cheesecake delights from McVitie's Digestives too.

Every year, millions of packs of McVitie's Digestives, whose name is said to have come from the baking soda in the biscuits, are sold all over the world. Created in 1892 by Sir Alexander Grant, McVitie’s Digestives are now sold in over 100 countries, including the Philippines. The product became well-loved  because of their whole-wheat taste.

Today, 120 years after, McVitie's Digestives are not just a snack but is now a popular and awesome ingredient for baked goodies like cheesecakes and even tiramisu. Cheesecake is a true favorite among many, and with a cheesecake base made with McVitie's Digestives, it will definitely be tastier, thicker and has more texture.

Here’s a popular cheesecake recipe using McVitie's Digestives:

Digestive Cheesecake

Ingredients:

For the base
  • McVitie’s Digestive 2/3 of 400 g pack
  • Unsalted butter 1/3 pack (75 g)

For the filling
  • Cream cheese 4 packs (800 g)
  • Fresh cream 1 liter
  • Egg yolks 2
  • Icing sugar 2 cups (200 g)
  • Vanilla, 1 sachet (5 g)
  • Grated lemon peel (from 1 lemon)

For the topping
  • Blackcurrant jam 3 1/2 cups (350 g)
  • For Chocolate Cheesecake, blend 100 g of cocoa powder into the cheese filling

Procedure:
  1. Crush the biscuits in a blender. Melt the butter and mix with the biscuit crumbs
  2. Press the butter and biscuit mixture into the base of a baking tin or dish
  3. Beat the cream cheese until soft
  4. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and grated lemon peel
  5. Gradually add the fresh cream and continue beating until fluffy
  6. Pour the mixture on top of the biscuit base & refrigerate for about 2 hours until it sets
  7. Top with blackcurrant jam
  8. Serve cold

This delectable recipe is really meant for the whole family to enjoy. So go ahead and try it out in your own kitchen. Be it holiday season or not, your family will surely love you even more because of your cheesecake.

If you have your own McVitie’s cheesecake experience, we hope you could share them with other McVitie’s lovers out there. Just go to the McVitie’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/McVitiesDigestives or visit www.mcvities.com.

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