Foolproof Lemon Cheesecake (no-bake)

I have only attempted this adapted recipe 3 times, but I always get lovely comments about how good it tastes! Before giving you the recipe, I'd like to own up to the fact that even though I've called it a 'foolproof' cheesecake, I made the mistake of forgetting to add the sugar (by this point, I had already added the mixture to the base). If anything, it merely shows that baking is kind enough (most of the time) to allow you to amend your mistakes.

What you'll need:

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tubs of mascarpone cheese
  • half a packet of gingernut biscuits
  • half a packet of chocolate digestive biscuits
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
Crush the biscuits in a large bowl with a rolling pin or a pestle. Melt the butter in a pan or microwave and add to the biscuits. empty mixture into the bottom of a greased round tin and pop in the freezer for a few mins to cool and set. Whisk the 2 tubs of mascarpone cheese with the icing sugar in a bowl until smooth. zest and juice the 2 lemons and add to the mixture. Mix well and spoon on top of the cheesecake base. Level off the mixture with a spatula and set in the fridge for several hours.

Just waiting for mine to set in the fridge now, but when finished it looks a lot like this: