Italian Blueberry Cheesecake

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Brick Lane Cookbook

Brick Lane Cookbook

By Dina Begum

Published 2018

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This is an easy no-bake cheesecake recipe, Italian-style. Delicious almond cantucci biscuits are crumbled and layered with ricotta vanilla custard and swirls of sweet blueberry jam -it’s all good but it’s the whipped ricotta custard that makes me keep coming back for more.


  • 200ml whole milk
  • 200ml single cream
  • 1 vanilla pod</


Place the milk, cream and vanilla pod in a pan with 40 grams of the sugar and bring to a boil, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining sugar, flour and cornflour to form a smooth paste.

Discard the vanilla pod from the warm cream mixture, then slowly pour it onto the eggs, whisking constantly so they don’t scramble. Once e