July 01, 2011

Fantastic Friday Food: Turkish delight Cheesecake

My sister made this yummy Turkish delight cheesecake for us last weekend to enjoy at our BBQ so I thought I would post the recipe here.  Its so lovely if you are looking for something indulgent for your guests maybe for a dinner party or gathering.

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Here is the recipe from The Daily Mail by Marcus Wareing

200g rich tea (or other plain) biscuits crushed
3 tbsp cocoa powder
80g unsalted butter
2 tbsp clear honey
4 leaves gelatine
250g cream cheese
25g caster sugar
250g sour cream
2 tbsp semi-skimmed or whole milk
3 x 50g bars chocolate-covered  Turkish delight chopped
rosewater to taste


Mix together the crushed biscuits and cocoa powder. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a moderate heat, then mix in the honey. Pour into the biscuit mixture and stir well to combine, then press into a greased 20cm x 5cm deep spring form cake tin and refrigerate.

  1. Soak the gelatine leaves in a little cold water and leave in the fridge for 10 minutes. Beat the cream cheese until soft, then add the sugar and sour cream and beat well.

  2. Heat the milk gently in a small saucepan then remove from the heat. Squeeze the soaking liquid from the gelatine leaves, then add the leaves to the milk, stirring well. Add 4 spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture to the milk, stir together well, then pass through a fine sieve into the remaining cream cheese mixture. Combine well, then fold in the turkish delight and enough rosewater to suit your taste.

  3. Blend lightly using a stick blender, or pulse briefly in a blender. Pour on to the chilled base and allow the cheesecake to set in the fridge for a couple of hours until firm.

Yum!  And here is a pic of my sister posing with it! Clever Girl!! Thank you for making it and bringing it over! :-)

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Have a great weekend all!
Rachie xo

4 lovely comments:

Victoria said...

You're welcome! Thank you for the yummy BBQ!

Helen Elliott said...

My pretty sister - wow - what happened to your only culinary expertise being 'stuff from the freezer'?! xxx

Victoria said...

He he - stuff from the freezer still makes an appearance every once in a while!

Adam & Rosie said...

Oh wow - turkish delight & cheesecake - two of my favourite things... wish I had been at that BBQ! I will definitely save this recipe for future use x