mojito Mini Cheesecakes for March

Hi! I’m Helen and I few weeks ago I shared my White Russian cupcakes with you. Now I’m back with my Mojito-inspired mini cheesecakes.

A Mojito is a simple cocktail containing white rum, mint, sugar and lime. These ingredients lend themselves well to lots of different foods. For example, I’ve tried Mojito chicken before and it was delicious!

I’ve had a jar of Mojito marmalade knocking around in the fridge for a while. It’s delicious on toast and the jar recommends trying it with goats cheese. Well I didn’t use goats cheese but I did think it would go excellently on a cheesecake.

You can get Trotter’s Mojito marmalade from here- www.trottersindependent.co.uk – but if you can’t get hold of it Lime marmalade will do just as well.

I’ve made non-alcoholic versions of these cheesecakes before and I just love the cute portion size! It’s not too big and the cheesecake itself is quite light so you don’t feel too stuffed. It’s a perfect little treat.


You will need

  • 50g butter, melted
  • 6 digestive biscuits, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lime, juice of ½
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • Mojito Marmalade (or lime)
  • Mint leaves for decoration



Method


1. Mix the melted butter and crushed biscuits together. Press into the base of 6 cupcake cases. Pop in the fridge to chill and make the filling.

2. Beat the ricotta, sugar, lime zest and juice, whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Then stir in the rum.

3. Beat the cream separately until it just holds its shape and fold into the cheese mixture.

4. Spoon into the paper cases, bake for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven and allow to cool completely until inside the oven. This can take up to an hour.

5. When cool, top with a spoonful of marmalade and a mint leaf for decoration.
cheesecake
 

Fancy a Mojito?


You will need
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • Mint leaves
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • White rum
  • Splash of soda water


Method


Crush lime, mint and sugar together. Add ice and rum, garnish with lime.
Delicious!

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