AWESOME BAKED CHEESECAKE
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1.5 hrs
250 g plain sweet biscuit crumbs
125 g butter, melted
3 eggs, lightly beaten
¾ cup caster sugar
3 x 250 g packets cream cheese, (full fat/light or mix of the two) softened
Lemon to taste, e.g. either
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind and
¼ cup lemon juice; or
¾ cup lemon juice
(adjust lemon to your taste as this can be too lemony for some)
Lightly grease a 22 cm springform tin. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter in a bowl. Using a glass, press crumb mixture evenly over base and side of tin. Refrigerate biscuit crust for 1 hour.
Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale and thick - alternatively combine all together in mixer. Add cheese, rind and lemon juice. Beat until mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into prepared tin.
Bake for 1 hour at 150° C in the oven.
Cool in oven with door ajar, then refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Decorate with cream and strawberries if desired.