Sunday, 8 April 2012

Nigella's Breakfast Berry Cheesecakelets


This was a Nigella recipe that I saw on the food network. I LOVE cheesecake so we were really keen to try these out. Dale scoffed these down. They are a pancake that tastes like a piece of cheesecake. The texture is a little unusual, with the cottage cheese being slightly stringy, but it’s definitely yummy.

Cheesecakelets:

1 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup plain flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or 2 tablespoons vanilla essence)
3 eggs
2 tablespoons caster sugar

1. Separate 3 eggs. Add caster sugar, vanilla and cottage cheese and mix well. Add the flour & mix until combined.
2. Whisk the egg whites until foamy and no longer completely transparent. Fold both batters together.
3. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Cook cheesecakelets as you would a pancake. When flipping, use a trusted spatula & flip with confidence! Serve immediately with strawberries and (my favourite) maple syrup.

Serve with one of these yummy condiments:

Balsamic Strawberries (this is my favourite):

1 punnet fresh strawberries (approximately 7 regular sized strawberries)
1 tablespoon balsamic
1 teaspoon caster sugar

Remove green leafy section of strawberries & cut in half. Place in a bowl with balsamic & sugar. Mix well and leave to macerate for at least 10 minutes.

Maple Blueberry Syrup (this is Dale’s favourite):

1 cup blueberries (I used frozen but you could use fresh if you have any!)
½ cup Maple Syrup

Place blueberries and maple syrup in a saucepan. Bring to the boil for 2-3 minutes & then pour into a jug & serve.

Sunny xx

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