lemon baked cheesecake

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225g digestive biscuits

100g butter, melted

250g tub mascarpone

600g soft cheese

2 eggs, plus 2 yolks

zest 3 lemons, juice of 1

4 tbsp plain flour

175g caster sugar

For the topping:

3 tbp crème fraîche
3 tbsp lemon curd
handful raspberries, to serve (optional)

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the bottom of a 23cm springform tin with greaseproof paper. Tip the biscuits and melted butter into a food processor, then blitz to make fine crumbs. Press into the tin and chill.

Whisk all the other ingredients in a large bowl until completely combined, pour into the tin, then bake for 35-40 mins until the cheesecake has a uniform wobble.

 

Turn off the oven and leave the cake inside until cool. When it is completely cooled, remove from the tin and top with crème fraîche. Swirl lemon curd over the top and decorate with raspberries, if you like.

 

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