Lemon Cheese Cake.

Tuesday 12th April 2011

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Mummy, happy birthday to you. 🙂

Zephy made this for mummy’s birthday. We got the recipe from a kids cookbook by Annabel Karmel, ironically titled Mummy and me cookbook.* (Like Daddy’s never do cooking right. ;))

The very same Annabel Karmel who held my hand through the weaning process of my son. Right from the early stages of when my son started to eat, my wife and I made everything. We never bought jars of baby food nor ready-made dishes. Apart from the fact that I liked cooking (and didn’t find it a chore) and the health benefits of eating real food far out weighed the processed stuff, it was much cheaper to make our own. For the first year we tried to feed him only organic fruit and veg. After that it became a significant expense that we decided wasn’t necessary, plus they were a faff to get hold of.

We used to make these amazing meals and then put the whole thing through a food processor. We would then put the pureed food into ice-cube trays and ultimately into the freezer. Once frozen they would then be transferred to freezer bags. At any one time we would have about 20 individually named freezer bags full of our very own ready meals. 

When it was time to eat we would take out an array of multi-coloured cubes to be de-frosted. It looked like something a space man would eat, these square cubes of spinach, carrot & chicken stew with a dessert of kiwi & apple.

Happy days.

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Ingredients.

7 Digestive Biscuits

100g Melted Butter

175g Cream Cheese

4 Tbsp Lemon Curd

1/2  a Lemon (Juiced)

Rind of a Whole Lemon

Crush the biscuits and mix together with the melted butter then transfer to cake tin. Press down with the back of a spoon to make an even layer of biscuit mixture on the bottom of the tin. Put in the fridge to cool.

Then mix the cream cheese, lemon curd, lemon juice and half the lemon rind until creamy and soft.

When the biscuit base has hardened you can put the cream cheese mixture on top and then put back into the fridge to set.

Sprinkle the remaining rind on top before serving.

*Of course, I changed the recipe for this one. I thought it improved it. 😉

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11 Responses to Lemon Cheese Cake.

  1. sounds delicious:) Im crazy for cheesecakes:) Ill guess i try ur recipe:) yummy 🙂

  2. Love the baby food idea. I did that for my babies, too. Cheesecake looks delicious! What are digestive biscuits?

  3. Stef says:

    Happy birthday to your wife! She’s a lucky gal to have such a handy man in the kitchen. 🙂 And super-cool to hear about your baby food making days; currently I have about 5 servings of various meals in my freezer (mostly extra servings of dishes made for Savory Sundays) – it makes *so* much sense [for both babies and big people alike]. 😉

  4. Mistral Zagni says:

    Thanks so much for my favourite home-made cake on my birthday. It was delicious and I ate tonnes of it! Thanks for making it a special day.

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