I love cheesecakes, so it surprised me when I realised that I had never made one here on Cakeyboi. I love them all, baked ones, no-bake cheesecakes, fruity ones – any at all.
My earliest memories of cheesecake were those boxed ones, which you made up very quickly. Melt the butter, mix it with the crushed biscuit provided in the box, press it into a cake tin and chill whilst you made up the filling. The filling was a non-descript sachet of white powder, which if I remember correctly you just added milk to. You beat this for a couple of minutes with a mixer and it turned a yellow colour, thicker in consistency.
The filling was then added to the chilled base and then chilled again. Then we (mum and I) usually devoured this for ‘afters’ on a Sunday teatime.