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Ricotta Honey Cheesecake w/ Salted Honey Sauce


Treat yourself to some cheesecake decadence. Get baking, you wonk regret this one!


Cheesecake - Ingredients 

85g Butter (melted)

340g Ricotta

500g Cream Cheese

160g Sugar 

85g Honey

1 tbsp Orange Zest (approx. 1 orange)

10 drops Orange Oil (or zest of another orange)

4 lge Eggs

225g Gingersnap cookies (crushed)

to taste Coarse Salt (for finishing)

Honey Sauce - Ingredients

240g Brown Sugar 

120g Butter

85g Salted Honey

65g Milk 

Method Cheesecake:

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a single 9-inch spring-form pan [or two 6-inch spring-form pan] line the base with parchment and wrap the pan in 2 layers of foil, which will keep it dry in the water bath. Crush the cookies in a food processor and then mix with the melted butter. Press evenly into the pan base and bake for 15 minutes, set aside to cool. Using a hand mixer, blend the ricotta until smooth, add the cream cheese then sugar and mix well. Mix in the zest, honey and add the orange oil. Finally, combine the eggs, mix until smooth. Pour mixture onto the base and sit the cheesecake in a roasting tray filled with an inch of hot water. Bake for about 1 hour and 20-30 minutes / until gently browned. Leave to cool for an hour on a rack and then refrigerate until the cheesecake is cold - at least 8 hours. Top with salted honey sauce and sprinkle with coarse salt. 

Method Salted Honey Sauce:

Put all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 3 minutes, continuously stirring, remove from the heat. Leave to cool slightly then pour over the cake or use for individual servings over a slice of cheesecake. 

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