nigel slater's mincemeat cheesecake

Nigel Slater's mincemeat cheesecake
I am looking for a fitting use for my very last jar of 2011's homemade mincemeat. Whether I am looking for inspiration, rescue or just a good read, I turn to Nigel Slater. His latest book, Kitchen Diaries II contains a recipe for mincemeat cheesecake (and the recipe can be found here on The Guardian newspaper website).

It looked rather nice, but I have a teensy problem with baked cheesecakes. I have just never made one successfully. Everything is alright until the cheesecake goes in the oven. At which point the damned thing makes a bid for a freedom and oozes out from the bottom of the tin leaving me with a mess of soggy biscuit and an oven to clean. I am grumpy, frustrated and hungry.


But I like cheesecakes, I really do. And I've said it before, I trust Nigel. So if he says it can be done, I can do it. He did, and I did and here it is - the perfect end for a jar of mincemeat 2011. (It is what it would have wanted.)

My only adaptation was that I didn't have enough orange zest to top the cheesecake, so just dusted it with icing sugar. It was that simple.

Thank you, Nigel. Happy Christmas!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:35 pm

    I can vouch for this - it was bl**dy lovely. Never expected mincemeat in a cheesecake to taste so good1

    Happy Christmas!

    Bob

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  2. Ha! You just liked it because it tasted so boozy!

    Why haven't you got a google account, I wouldn't have recognised you if you hadn't said you name!

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  3. look at us making mincemeat cake on the same day... yours is glorious!... love the idea of using it in cheesecake, fab stuff... Merry Christmas x

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  4. Thank you, Dom. It tasted pretty good too, if I say so myself :)

    As for mincemeat cake on the same day - that is because we have great food minds!!! (she says modestly!)

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  5. Anonymous1:07 pm

    Kelly - I don't want to be a part of the Google Empire ... :)

    Bob

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