strawberry cheesecake

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Quattro

strawberry cheesecake

Hi, me again! - I made the cheesecake (1.5x recipe as it was 9.5" cake tin) but it took almost 1.5 hours to cook - the bottom (biscuit base) though was a little bit 'soggy' - wanted slightly more of a crispier base (used hob nobs/hazelnuts) so would maybe using half digestives/half hob nobs be better? - was yummy though. Also, as it was in the oven for quite a long time the top was brown around the edges long before the middle was cooked - any advice would be great as I want to give it a second go next week for a party. Thanks so much.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

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Hello Quattro,

I think a bit of a golden edge is fine as long as you feel it wasn’t overcooked. I wouldn’t be tempted to lower the oven temperature (I assume you were not using a fan oven). However you could tie a double band of brown paper round the edge to give it some protection.

If you like a crunchier base you could do one like this with grape nuts in it and substitute the chocolate biscuits for hobnobs.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/entertaining/chocolate-ricotta-cheesecake.html

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Quattro

Fan Oven

Oh christ! yes I was using a fan oven - the recipe just said 150 and I couldn't see any adjustment for fan - should I turn it down a bit then? - There are no chocolate biscuits though in the recipe - the base was just a little soft so wasn't sure if I should reduce the butter a bit or if using digestives would make any difference? Thanks for all the advice.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For Quattro

Hello Quattro,

The chocolate biscuits are in the chocolate ricotta cheesecake base but as it contains grape nuts and is baked before adding the filling so it is crunchier so I though you might like it.

This link takes you to that recipe if you want to have a look.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/entertaining/chocolate-ricotta-cheesecake.html

All Delia’s recipes that are baked are tested in convection ovens. The general rule for a fan oven is to reduce the temperature by 20 degrees.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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