October 25, 2014


60 g butter
60 g caster sugar
120 g biscuits, crushed

2 ripe bananas
juice and finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
120 g caster sugar
250 g cream cheese
2 eggs, separated
150 g sour cream
12 g powdered gelatin
5 tbsp water

50 g caster sugar
1 banana

1. Grease a 21 cm spring form cake tin.
2. For the base, melt the butter and sugar, add it to the biscuits. Spread evenly over the base of the tin and press down firmly. Chill for 30 min.
3. Puree the bananas together with lemon zest, juice and half of the sugar.
4. Beat the cheese, the egg yolks and the sour cream, making sure there are no lumps.
5. Soften the gelatin in iced water. Heat up the 5 tbsp of water and dissolve the gelatin. Allow to cool for 10 min before adding to the mix.
6. Next, whisk the egg whites until stiff the whisk in the remaining sugar. Fold the egg whites lightly but thoroughly into the mixture and the spoon into the tin. Shake gently to level the surface.
7. Chill for 3-4h.
8. To make the banana decoration, sprinkle half of the sugar into a pan and heat until it begins to dissolve. When golden, place the slices of banana onto the sugar and then sprinkle the other half of the sugar on top. Turn over after 2 min once the banana slices are golden. When both sides are golden, put the slices onto a baking paper and space them out evenly so they cool and don’t stick together. Once cool, arrange on the cake.


P.S. Hey, my dear friends.. I know I have been absent this summer, but there were so many good things to do outside the house.. like sun bathing, and learning to kite board. :) anyhow, i have been baking all summer, mostly bundt cakes or muffins as they are easy to take with to anyplace you are spending your day with friends. :) so, the recipes will be coming up soon, I promise.. But let’s talk about this wonderful creamy cheesecake.. I made this one a while ago, for a student of mine and i must tell you, it was amazingly bananish and yummy and it is so easy to make.. so try!

Enjoy, k.

recipe from “World’s Best Cakes” by Roger Pizey