Monday, 29 August 2011

Lemon and Poppyseed Cheesecake

I think I just finished my dissertation! Yay! But I still have another essay to write, so I can't really kick back and relax yet. What I can do, however, is spare a little break with a cup of tea and a slice of this lemon and poppyseed cheesecake.  The cheesecake is made from ricotta cheese rather than cream cheese so the texture is different, lighter actually, but nonetheless scrumptious.


I also made delicious strawberry and rosewater syrup to drizzle on the cheesecake. I love rosewater. However, I completely forgot about it when I took the picture. By the time I remembered, the cheesecake was halfway gone. I could cut another slice, drizzle the sauce and take another picture but that means I must eat that slice. I really could but I know I shouldn't. It's not right to have another slice at this time. You know, I keep telling you that I have no self-control, but perhaps I don't give myself enough credit (I hope I don't speak too soon).

Lemon and Poppyseed Cheesecake
Recipe by Simon Rimmer
For list of ingredients and instructions, click here.

18 comments:

  1. Well done on completing the dissertation!!!
    I used to make a lemon and poppyseed cake as my "go to" celebration cake. I love the look of this cheesecake - the poppy seeds really stand out. I also think the ricotta sounds good.

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  2. Congrats on finishing your dissertation! Love lemon (or orange) and poppyseed cakes - but have never tried it in the cheesecake form. Well done on not having another piece when you had such a valid reason!

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  3. Congratulations on completing your dissertation Michael! That is so fantastic and this cheesecake looks like a great way to celebrate :)
    Have a wonderful week...

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  4. Haha, your last sentence made me laugh because that's what I often say to myself too. Ricotta, lemon, strawberries and rosewater in one cheesecake, I'd say those are some rocking flavors! By making a cheesecake this lovely, you seem like you're celebrating your academic accomplishments already, Michael. ;-)

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  5. wow poppy in cheesecake! So yummy. This might be the right cake for my husband!

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  6. What a great idea to put poppyseeds in a cheesecake! It looks fantastic!

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  7. WOW it looks delicious! LOL

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  8. I'd so give you a high five right now if I could! Rock on my friend! Glad to hear the dissertation is finished! And what a way to celebrate. The cheesecake looks absolutely amazing! Don't know how you had the strength to only eat one piece!!

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  9. Just one more essay? You're nearly there! Great looking cheesecake - ricotta is such useful stuff.

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  10. Congrats on finishing your dissertation! This delectable cheesecake is a wonderful way to celebrate! I haven't made one with ricotta in a long time. Sounds scrumptious.

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  11. Congrats on the dissertation! Didn't know what it was until I look up what it was. Now I know! Such a huge accomplishment! Not to mention this cheesecake is a great way to end it on a good note!

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  12. Congratulations on finishing your dissertation, Michael!
    Way to celebrate, with your amazing ricotta cheesecake with the poppyseeds.
    So unusual...to be perfectly honest, your cheesecake look so much nicer, higher, and looks lighter than the actual one in the recipe! I did bookmark the site, and will print it out. Very unique, and delicious!
    Thanks for sharing...you'r a real friend:DDD

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  13. you are funny you know that... let's hope your dissertation isn't, unless your chosen subject was comedy... now it is time to celebrate, the cheesecake is a good start...

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  14. Congratulations on you dissertation! The cheesecake look perfect for this event...love lemon and poppy seed but never had in the form of cheesecake. Looks yummie!
    Hope you have a great weekend Michael :-)

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  15. I love the lemon and poppyseed combination but I've never tried it in a cheesecake. Looks delicious.

    Congratulations on finishing the dissertation.

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  16. One big hurdle had been jumped steadily and clear huh?
    Poppyseed is like a cocaine when it meets citrus, I like the ricotta savouring up sensation of the cheesecake. Definitely an excuse to get more of the daily calcium intake.

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  17. This is a beautiful ricotta cheesecake-definitely lighter, just as delicious as heavy cream cheese. As always, your pst is awesome.

    Velva

    P.S. A big congrats to you on your dissertation-even if there is just one more essay to write. That is a huge accomplishment. I hope you plan a good celebration.

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  18. Congratulations on finishing your dissertation, Michael. Such a great hurdle to jump. Feels good on the other side? I mean, now that I'm writing this and your 2 weeks on from handing in?

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