Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake with Raspberry Sorbet

Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake with Raspberry Sorbet

Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake with Raspberry Sorbet

This delicious cheesecake recipe, which will give a wow to any entertaining is taken from the cookbook, Mi Casa: Spanish-inspired recipes from the heart of Derbyshire. Written by local entrepreneur and Chesterfield’s four star Casa Hotel owner, Steve Perez.

Casa Hotel, Cocina at Casa Hotel and Barca Bar at Casa Hotel have all won multiple Chesterfield Food & Drink Awards.



Serves 8-12

  • 750g ginger biscuits
  • 175 melted butter
  • 12 gelatine leaves, plus water to soak them in
  • 15 egg yolks
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 500g full fat cream cheese
  • 1 litre double cream
  • 20cm square cake tin


Makes 15 portions

  • 250ml water
  • 175g granulated sugar
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 450g shop-bought raspberry coulis


Crush the biscuits and add the melted butter. Meanwhile, soak the gelatine leaves in cold water.

Press the crushed biscuit and butter mix evenly into the cake tin and refrigerate.

Put the egg yolks and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until the mixture is light and has tripled in size. Put to one side.

Deseed the vanilla pods and put the seeds into a mixing bowl with the lemon juice, cream cheese and cream. Mix until whipped into soft peaks.

Melt the gelatine leaves into a pan with a very small amount of water then add to the cream mix.

Fold the egg mix and cream together, pour onto the biscuit base and leave to set in the fridge for four hours.

Best served with raspberry sorbet and berry coulis.

To make the raspberry sorbet:

Bring the water and sugar up to the boil to turn it into a light syrup. If necessary, stir to ensure sugar is dissolved.

Take off the heat and add the lemon juice and raspberry coulis.

Allow to cool, then put into a freezer and take out every one-two hours to break up the ice crystals with a fork. After around four hours, it should be ready.

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