There is a great fruit and veggie shop in my town. I love it because most of their produce is local (from their own farm up the road) and they sell fruit and veg that is unique and unusual – heirloom tomatoes, persimmons, pomegranates, baby zucchinis…you get the idea.
So when I was in there the other day and saw some dragonfruit with a recipe for Dragonfruit Cheesecake, I couldn’t resist.
I followed the Dragonfruit Cheesecake recipe but my cheesecake was more of a dragonfruit mousse – thanks to the lack of gelatine (I forgot to put it in!). However, this didn’t matter to my taste buds… it still tasted delicious.
Dragonfruit Cheesecake Recipe
- 150g gingernut biscuits
- 50g butter, melted
- 1 large dragonfruit
- 100g white chocolate
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 sachet of gelatine
- 200g cream cheese
- 100g greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 tbs caster sugar
– Crush the bikkies and mix with the melted butter. (I first let my little one crush some bikkies in a bag then I whizzed them up in the food processor, added the butter, and whizzed everything together again till it came together)
– Push mixture into a springform tin. (Tip: Use a small one – 20cms . I used a medium one – 24cms and there wasn’t much height in the cake… umm mousse). Put in the fridge to set.
– Peel and mash dragonfruit flesh.
– Melt your chocolate.
– Whisk cream cheese with sugar in a large bowl. Then whisk in the lime juice. yogurt and chocolate.
– Here comes the fun part… You have this pristine white mixture in the bowl. Now you will be adding the vibrant mashed dragonfruit. This is such a visual treat….it looked awesome mixing the two!
– Now this is where I forgot the gelatine. Add in the gelatine and stir it into the mixture. (Follow the directions on the packet)
– Pour over your base and chill!
What I was expecting was a cheesecake. But like I said, it turned out more like a mousse! If you do fancy making a Dragonfruit Cheesecake and do put the gelatine in (and it looks like a cheescake is supposed to look), please let me know!