|Nigel Slater's mincemeat cheesecake|
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!