Lychee cheesecake, I put this together after having a huge hit with my peach cheesecake by my readers. I used tin Lychees in syrup but I find them quite sweet so I used less icing sugar in this recipe compared to the peach cheesecake, using only 1 tbsp of lemon juice for a less sharp citrus taste as I didn't want it to overpower the flavour of the lychees. This works really well and the gelatine used is the perfect amount to hold it together as a cheesecake. I added berries for the decorations as Lychees are so pale and white. Giving it some red and blue colours makes this cheesecake look more attractive.
Don't you think?
You need a 7 or 8 inch lose bottom baking tin, line the bottom only.
150g digestive biscuits
Melt the butter and crush the biscuits, mix together and pour into the lined baking tin, press firmly and chill for 30 mins.
300g cream cheese
200g whipping cream
120g lychee puréed
10g gelatin + 50g water
50g + 20g icing sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Purée 120g of lychees
Dissolve the gelatine in water and soak for 5 minutes then melt into liquid, set aside.
You can do this by heating it in short bursts in the microwave.
Squeeze 1 tbsp of lemon juice, and add to the puréed lychees.
Whisk the cream cheese with 50g icing sugar.
Whisk cream with 20g icing sugar.
Add the gelatine to the puréed lychees and fold into the cream cheese mixture,
now fold the mixture into the whipped cream.
I added a few chopped lychees to this as I like to have some fruits in pieces in my cheesecake but you can leave this out.
Once the mixture have been combined, pour into the baking tin with the prepared biscuit base.
Smooth out and chill over night or for at least 4 hours.
To release from the tin, use a hot flannel or a hair dryer and go around the sides to slightly melt the cheesecake for easy removal.
( see picture above)
I whipped 100g of cream and added 1 tbsp of icing sugar and piped blobs around the cheesecake then pushed it down on one side with a warm spoon, this is for decorating purpose, you don't have to do this.
Add fruits of your choice with extra lychees for decoration.
Your Lychee cheesecake is ready to serve.