Staff Post: *The* Cheesecake

Today’s staff blog post comes from Susannah,  our Data Analyst, who shares her famous raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake recipe!  

How to get from this…


…to this…


Wow (looks good, right?)!

I’m revealing my top secret cheesecake recipe. I say mine, but I got a couple of pointers from my good friend Nigella. Once you make this for people you will never get rid of them, so bake wisely!

What you’ll need:

  • 200g digestives
  • 75g butter
  • 300g white chocolate (I use 400g because you can never have too much)
  • 284ml double cream
  • 250g soft cheese
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 200g raspberries
  • a decent playlist (I’d recommend Abba with a sprinkling of Simon and Garfunkel and just a pinch of Tina)

I know it might seem like a lot of cheese and cream and you might be thinking about getting some low fat alternatives but just don’t okay!


Step 1- Beat them biscuits!

This is your chance to get out all that rage you’ve built up over the week. The biscuits can take it, don’t hold back. At the same time you can be melting that butter. Once they’re both ready mix it up into a lovely buttery biscuit base. Press the mixture into your chosen cheesecake container and leave to cool.


Step 2- The main event.

In a bowl, mix up your wee bit of cream, cheese and cream cheese. Melt the chocolate (if you haven’t eaten it all) in a bowl over some boiling water and then add it to the dairy goodness. At this point you will want to dive in but try not to, people can be funny about things in their food.


Get in ma belly!

Step 3

After you’ve mixed it all up it’s time to assemble. I like to make a pretty little pattern with some of the raspberries on the base before adding the topping.


Look how pretty!
Now comes the best part of all, the licking of the bowl. You deserve it! Then it’s time for a rest, that was tough, plus you need something to do to stop you from eating it. I think Nigella says to leave it to set overnight, but what does she know?! You crack into it whenever you want!

By the time you wake up, all your friends will have realised what’s going on and will be lining up for a piece.


Then all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and eat! And then prepare for the cheesecake coma…


And there you have it. Enjoy everyone!





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