Chilli & lime cheesecake 

Chilli & Lime Cheesecake 
Chilli & Lime Cheesecake

I don’t know about you, but I spend an abnormal amount of time thinking about my Come Dine With Me menu. Not that I would ever apply to go on the show of course, everyone seems far too mean and annoying but if I were to go on it, what would I make?
My starter and main course tend to change on a daily basis, some days I like the idea of doing a themed menu, other days, a more restaurant worthy affair with matching wine. But the one course I’m always most confident in, is dessert. My chilli and lime cheesecake is a sure fire winner, with it’s buttery ginger crumb laced with subtle chilli and zesty creamy topping, I’m certain my guests would find it intriguing yet delightful. ‘Oh what a clever dessert’ they would say ‘I’m going to score her a 9 just for the cheesecake’. So to cut a long story short I would win the £1,000 and we’d all live happily ever after, The End… Actually, I’d quite like £1,000, maybe I should apply? Nah, can’t be bothered but if you can and you make my cheesecake then I happily await your bank transfer (bank details to follow).

Chilli & lime cheesecake
Serves 8-10 / hands on time 45 mins / total time 45 mins + chilling /
You’ll need:
10 inch flan tin
250g ginger biscuits
90g unsalted butter, melted
¼ tsp chilli flakes
300ml double cream
360g cream cheese
4 limes (juice of 4, zest of 3)
50g of golden caster sugar

TIP: To make 4 individual cheesecakes, half the recipe and split between 4 ramekins.

1. Line an 10 inch flan tin with baking paper and put to one side. In a food processor blitz the ginger biscuits until they resemble bread crumbs. Pour into bowl and mix in the chillies and the melted butter.
2. Pour the base into your flan tin and level it out evenly to the edges. squash the base down using either your hands or a wooden spoon. Pop in the fridge for an hour to chill. Using a mixer with a balloon whisk or a hand help electric whisk, whisk the cream cheese, sugar, lime and lime zest (saving a small handful for decoration later). Once combined start to whisk in the double cream bit by bit to thicken the mixture.
3. Once mixture has thickened pour it into the centre of your flan tin and spread to the edges evenly with a wooden spoon or spatular. Chill for a couple of hours or cover with cling film and chill over night. Cut into segments and serve topped with a sprinkling of lime zest. 

Chilli & Lime Cheesecake

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Mango mozzarella salad with chilli & lime dressing

Mango Mozzarella Salad with Chilli & Lime
Mango Mozzarella Salad with Chilli & Lime

Well thanks a lot Britain, now I can’t go live in France and become the world’s most famous pastry chef… Not that I was ever gonna do that but now I know I can’t, I’m bitterly disappointed. In all seriousness though, I’m gutted we voted to leave the EU, going against Steven Hawking can never be a good idea.
Anyway, lets not dwell and talk about another upsetting subject, fruit in salad. Personally, I think fruit belongs in cakes, on top of granola or in a nice decorative bowl so get your apples and raisins out of my salad please thank you.
“So why is mango okay?” I hear you ask.
Well, I guess it isn’t but seeing as the world has just ended lets live dangerously.
This recipe was actually inspired by some canapés I created for heat magazine earlier in the year. Basil leaves speared on cocktail sticks and sandwiched between a mini mozzarella ball, a mango chunk and rolled in dried chilli flakes, et voila! Posh pineapple cheese on a stick. They were utterly yum and thus inspired this cheeky recipe. Enjoy!

Mango mozzarella salad with chilli & lime
Serves 2 / hand on time 20 mins / total time 20 mins / V Gf 🌶
Juice of 1 lime
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 mango, skin removed and flesh chopped
½ small red chilli, deseeded
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 balls vegetarian mozzarella
1 handful of fresh coriander, chopped
1 gem lettuce
Dried chilli flakes (optional garnish)

1. Mix the dressing ingredients together and put to one side.
2. Chop the mango, spring onions, fresh coriander, chilli and mix them together in a large bowl along with the dressing.
3. Wash and chop your lettuce and add to the other ingredients and mix well. Distribute the salad evenly on two plates.
4. Drain your mozzarella balls, pull them apart and top each salad with one each. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with a few dried chilli flakes.

Mango Mozzarella Salad with Chilli & Lime
Mango Mozzarella Salad with Chilli & Lime

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V– Vegetarian      Gf– Gluten free.     🌶– Spicy