This is a Delia Smith recipe and my favourite cheesecake to make.
Ingredients For the Base
175g Sweet Oat Biscuits
50g Chopped Hazelnuts
For the Filling
350g Full Fat Curd Cheese
350g Fromage Frais
175g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Topping
700g Strawberries (or fruit of your preference)
2 tbsp of Caster Sugar
Pre heat your oven to 150oC then bash up your biscuits until fine. In a pan melt the butter. Take the butter off the heat and add to the biscuit also add the chopped hazelnuts stir together and then press the mixture down onto the base of your tin. Put it in the fridge to chill slightly whist you make the filling.
In a large bowl mix the curd cheese, fromage frais, eggs, sugar and vanilla with an electric hand whisk. It will go lovely and smooth. Pour this mixture onto the base and put in the oven for 30mins. When the 30mins is up turn the oven off and let the cheesecake cool in the oven this prevents it from cracking. Once cooled take out of the oven and out of its tin.
Weigh out 225g of your strawberries cover them with caster sugar and let sit for 30 minutes. now place these in a food processor and puree. Arrange the remaining strawberries on the top of the cheesecake and pour the puree over the top. Alternatively if you want bite size portions perfect for a party cut your cheesecake into squares place an individual strawberry on top then pour some puree over.