Quick dessert in the middle of the busy week is something that comfort me the most. I made the lemon curd on sunday, so on the weekdays they are all ready to assemble. Sweet!!
Lemon and Strawberry Cheesecake
50 Blanched Hazelnuts
8 Ginger nut Biscuits
4 heaped teaspoon Lemon Curd (I used the Lemon Curd recipe from Taste)
1 Punnet of Strawberries
250g Light or low fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Milk
1 tablespoon Icing Sugar
Good Quality Dark Chocolate, for grating
1. Put the butter into a frying pan on a high heat. Wrap the hazelnuts and the biscuits in a clean tea towel and quickly bash with a rolling pin. Turn the heat off under the melted butter. Tip in the bashed nuts and biscuits and stir. Finely grate in the lemon zest and mix well. Divide the mixture between 4 glasses, gently patting it down until firm.
2. Put 1 heaped teaspoon of lemon curd into each glasses and top with a few strawberries. Spoon the cream cheese into a bowl and add vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of milk. Stir, then add the icing sugar and mix really well. Divide between each glasses and garnish them with dark chocolate gratings. Chill them in the fridge until ready to serve.