Sunday, 17 August 2014

Thyme crusted berry cheesecake

Trying to get back in to exercise is like drinking a glass of bitter gourd juice. It's terrible at first but leaves you feeling amazing. I can make an excuse that the weather has been wet here in Melbourne, but the truth is i have lacked inspiration, that's until i found my old work out CD that my one year old pulled out.

thyme crusted berry cheesecake

At the risk of being thrown with rotten tomatoes for my choice of music genre, i would admit that the first track on Fergie's CD 'Fergalicious' has enough high impact beats to make me want to work off those fried wings i had the night before! As her only album you have to admit that having winning multi-platinum singles worldwide is quite impressive for a pop record.

I downloaded 'Fergalicious' to my ipod, got my runners and pushed my baby girl in her pram to the park and i was glad i did. With the sun and the crisp air i never felt more in tuned with my life and the positivity that it brought reminded me that while people may have moved on from Fergalicious, track number one still cracks a mean beat!

Items You Need:

- 250 grams of Philadelphia cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups of mixed berries (frozen is fine)
- 250 grams of marie biscuits (milk biscuits)
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- 80 grams of butter (melted)

What's Next?

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (356 fahrenheit)

2. Place the biscuits and thyme in the food processor. When crumbed place in a mixing bowl and stir through the melted butter.

3. Place two tablespoons of the crumbs in to a mini tart casing and press in till firm

4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and move to a cooling rack

5. Using an electric beater mix the cream cheese, sugar and egg together and stir in the berries.

6. Place three tablespoons of the mixture in to each tart casing and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the top is brown.

1 comment:

  1. These cheesecakes look fantastic! I love the flavor combination and I love the use of the individual tart tins :)