Whisky, Raspberry And Oatmeal Cheese Cake Recipe
150 grams oatcakes
25 grams regular rolled oats
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
100 grams unsalted butter
400 grams full-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup honey
100 grams (7 tbsp) superfine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons whiskey
3 large eggs
200 to 300 grams fresh raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- To make the crust, crush the oatcakes with a rolling pin or in a food processor until sandy and no chunks remain.
- Stir in the rolled oats and sugar. Melt the butter over low heat in a small pan, then add it to the crushed oatcakes and stir to combine.
- Add a bit more butter if the mixture feels dry; it needs to be moist enough to hold together in small clumps.
- Spoon it into the pan and press firmly with the back of a spoon.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until just set (it will firm as it cools). Set aside while you prepare the filling. Turn the oven down to 250°F.
- To make the filling, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth.
- Add the sour cream and stir to combine, then add the honey, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the whiskey to taste.
- Lightly whisk the eggs in a separate bowl, then gradually add them to the cream cheese mixture while stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming. The mixture should be thick and smooth.
- Pour the filling over the pre-baked crust. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, until the filling is set and has just the slightest wobble in the center. Because it’s baked at such a low temperature, it should be barely colored, just deepening to a light gold. Let cool to room temperature in the pan, then unmold and chill.
- Shortly before serving, arrange the raspberries on top of the cheesecake, fat ends down and tapered bottoms upward. You can cover with the raspberries earlier, but there’s a risk that, if they’re particularly ripe, their juices will seep into the creamy cheesecake.
Inspired by the classic Scottish dessert, this treat is easy to put together and the nutritious combination of the ingredients make it crisp, creamy and fruity. It suits perfectly well with special occasions and the whisky gives it a fantastic kick to the flavour.
Feel free to experiment with other fresh fruit such as mixed berries, sliced peaches or a mixture of raspberries and peaches. This cake also works perfectly with brandy, orange juice or apple juice.