Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Orange and Lime Cheesecake

Recipe from Favourite Muffins, Biscuits, Cakes and Slices
Image by Yasmin

(Serves 8)
I am very proud of my efforts with this cheesecake because it is the first cheesecake I have ever made. During  the process I faced a few speed bumps, but all turned out well in the end. So you don't worry while baking this cheesecake I shall tell you my hicups and how to over come them. Firstly, when you press the biscuit base into the removable base make sure that it climbs a little up the sides of the tin - otherwise once you have poured in the cheesecake mixture it will start leeking out the sides!!! If this does begin to happen - as it did with me - place the tin on to a baking tray and then into the oven. In this way it will have something pressing on the base so the leeking stops. Secondly, don't worry if the mixture seems really runny once everything has been added, if you are concerned add a little bit more cream cheese, condensed milk and cream. Once it has cooked it will set and become firm. Thirdly, after folding in the whipped cream the cheesecake mixture seems very lumpy, when it doesn't appear lumpy in the photo provided. Once again don't freak out, it is meant to look like that at this stage. While it is cooking the cream seems to melt, spread out and blend in with the rest of the mixture. Lastly, if the cheesecake starts to get dark spots on the top where it has overcooked, and the rest is not yet firm, simply rotate the tin in the oven and try to forget about it!!! Keep in mind that you can't get it perfect first time everytime, even if it doesn't look exactly as it does in the picture, remember it will still taste fantastic all the same! Good Luck!

For Base:
  • 1 cup plain sweet biscuits, crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
For Filling:
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tblsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 3 tsps orange juice
  • 3 tsps lime juice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tblsp double cream, whipped

  • desicated coconut, toasted, to decorate
  • whipped cream, to serve 

For base, place biscuits and butter in a bowl and mix to combine. Press the bisuit mixture over the base and up the sides of the well-greased 23cm flan tin with a removable base. Bake for 5 - 8 minutes at 180'C fan-forced, then cool.

For filling, place the cream cheese, sugar, orange and lime zests and juices in a bowl and beat until creamy (may start to get lumpy here due to cream cheese). Beat in the egg, then mix in the condensed milk and fold in the cream (large lumps will form). Pour the filling into the prepared biscuit case and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or unti ljust firm. Turn the oven off and cool the cheesecake in the oven with the door ajar. Chill before serving., Serve decorated with the toasted coconut and cream.


  1. Hey, this looks really easy! And so good!! I love both lime and orange, and just bought some chocolate orange truffles! But this is an unusual take on cheesecake, not the usual boring thing. Can you hand me a slice through the screen now, prettty please?

  2. That sounds so good! I bet the orange and lime are a great contrast to the luscious creaminess of cheesecake.

  3. I really love the sound of this. I also love the pic at the top of the page with the slices of fruit-v pretty!

  4. Oranges and lime are two of my favorite flavors so I will be trying this recipe soon!

  5. I love this citrus combo for the cheesecake! Sounds delicious.

  6. I read the title three times because it just sounds so good!

  7. Cheesecakes are hard to master - though it helps if you have a great recipe like this.

  8. Yasmin, this really does sound lovely and will be making its way from your kitchen to mine in the very near future. I'm so glad you visited my blog and I hope you'll stop by often. Feel free to use the recipe you liked, I'd be thrilled. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Yasmin: This looks delicious--it reminds me of sunshine!! And, here in the midwest, we need all the sunshine we can get.


  10. This looks so refreshing and delicious!

  11. I love anything with fresh lemon. THis looks like delicious!!
    THanks for visiting my blog Yasmin.