Recipes - Sweets

Stilton Party Cheesecake

Stilton Party Cheesecake

A grand finale to any meal, the delicate aroma and taste that are uniquely Stilton come through beautifully.

Ingredients

  • 225g/8oz English Blue Stilton
  • 2 x 225g/8oz packets cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 110g/4oz sugar
  • 25g/1oz flour
  • 250ml/8floz sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 25g/1oz butter or magarine, melted
  • 175g/6oz crushed ginger nut biscuits

Method

Set oven at 160C/325F/Gas mark 3

Place crumbled Stilton, sugar and cream cheese into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, sour cream and dry vermouth or lemon juice until well blended.

Combine melted butter and crushed biscuits in a bowl until mixed and press into the bottom of a 9-inch loose bottomed flan dish.

Pour cheese mixture over the biscuit base. Bake in slow oven for about 1 hour, or until firm.

Turn off heat and let cake cool in oven for 1 hour. Then cool on wire rack for a further 1 hour. Cover pan with cling film and refrigerate unitl ready to serve.

To serve, loosen cake from side of dish with a narrow knife and remove.

(This cheese cake freezes well)

Makes a 9-inch cake

Recipe by Tuxford & Tebbutt

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