I posted this pic on Pinterest recently and got a couple of ‘where’s the recipe’ comments which I wasn’t expecting!
I’m personally not a big fan of Christmas cake OR Christmas pudding (although I eat them anyway!) and I made this last year as an alternative. The recipe came from foodnetwork.co.uk and I’ve added it below.
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
85 g digestive biscuit
85 g ginger nut biscuits
50 g butter
500 g white chocolate
500 g soft cheese
50 g caster sugar
175 ml whipping cream
225 g fresh raspberry plus a few extra for decoration
Crush the biscuits until fine and add butter. Press into 23cm spring-form tin. If you want a slightly crunchier base, you can put in the oven for approx 10 mins, 150 c.
Filling: Add the chocolate, butter and vanilla pod in a heatproof bowl and microwave until melted. In a different bowl, mix the soft cheese, sugar and cream until smooth. Add the 2 mixtures together (don’t forget to remove vanilla pod). Add the raspberries, very gently stiring. Leave to set for 8-24 hours. Remove from tin and decorate with raspberries.