Now that the English strawberries are good value, I thought I'd make a cheesecake. I had a pot of mascarpone to use, so used it with some cream cheese [such as Philly]. This is very easy to make when you don't feel like cooking!
You need: 60g icing sugar, 200g digestive biscuits [or other biscuits of your choice], 50g butter [melted], 1 lemon, 250g mascarpone, 100g soft cheese [Philly] and 1tspn vanilla extract, few mint leaves
Blitz the biscuits in a food processor or blender. Add the melted butter and mix together.
Press into the base of a 23cm flan tin, pushing the crumbs slightly up the sides.
Beat the mascarpone with the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest.
Spoon into the tin on top of the crumb base. Smooth with a spatula.
Cut the washed strawberries into 2 [or 4 if large] and put the on top of the cream mixture, cut side down.Cut the washed strawberries into 2 and put the on top of the cream mixture, cut side
Top with a few mint leaves and put into the fridge.