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Basque cheesecake on service plate

Basque Cheesecake with Plum Compote

Prep

30 mins

Bake

35 mins

Serves

12

Difficulty

Medium
Basque cheesecake on service plate

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From the Spanish region it’s named after this cheesecake is baked to the perfect light and creamy texture. The Basque Cheesecake's tanned exterior brings a sharper caramel flavour that balances out its inner sweetness. Serving the bake with a plum compote brings balance and acidity that takes it to a whole other level.

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Step 1

Let all of your ingredients get to room temperature prior to preparation and preheat the oven to 200°C/395F/Gas 6. Line a deep loose bottom cake tin (8 inches) with butter and parchment paper (there should be a good inch of parchment paper sticking out above the rim of the tin and soaking the paper in water helps its malleability).

Step 2

Combine your cream cheese in a mixing bowl with your Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Golden Caster Sugar using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.

Step 3

Once your cream cheese and sugar are combined, add your double cream, flour, and eggs gradually and continue to mix, finishing your mix with the vanilla extract and combining until all smooth. The mix should be a thick but pourable consistency.

Step 4

Pop your tin in the oven and cook for 35 – 40 mins – the top should go a deep brown colour but the cake will still feel wobbly in the tin. Don’t be tempted to leave longer as this will cause curdling.

Step 5

Leave your cake out overnight in the tin, the residual heat will continue to cook it while it rests. You should give it a good 6 hours before fridge chilling ahead of decorating and serving.

Step 6

To make your compote add your chopped plums, sugar and lemon juice to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling cover with a lid and reduce to a simmer. Allowing to cook for a further 5-10 mins (until thick and syrup-like in consistency).

Step 7

Allow your compote to chill before removing your cheesecake from the fridge, carefully removing the parchment paper and plating before ladling the compote on top. Cut into wedges to serve (the texture should be semifreddo, expect the centre to be looser and creamier in consistency than the edges).

Ingredients – 7 items

Serving

1

Cheesecake

Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 tsp
Cream-cheese

Full fat cream cheese

800 g
Eggs

Medium eggs

4
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

250 g
Granulated Sugar

Tate & Lyle Granulated Sugar

100 g
Cream

Double cream

300 ml
Flour

Plain flour

2 tbsp

Plum Compote

Plums

400 g
Pure Cane Caster Sugar

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar

1 tbsp
Lemon-juice

Lemon juice

1 tbsp

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