Eton Mess Cheesecake {Laura Ashley Blog Feature}

So a few weeks ago, the lovely people from Laura Ashley contacted me to see if I would like to create a recipe to be featured on their blog. I’ve been really busy with exams, college and with lots of other bits and bobs that I haven’t had enough time to blog and share my recipes and tell you this amazing news. Also, a few days ago I finally bit the bullet and decided to buy my own domain, so you will probably notice this blog address is now whatjessicabakednext.com! But now I’ve finished for the whole Summer I will now be able to post a lot more frequently (which I hope is great news for you!). But back to this post, in particular I was asked to develop a recipe that was an English classic. So as I love dessert, cheesecake and Summer, my most favourite dessert sprung straight to mind. Eton Mess is possibly the most quintessentially ‘English’ dessert out there- so I knew it would fit the bill perfectly. Luscious, fresh Summer berries mixed with whipped cream and crumbled meringue. If that doesn’t sound like the most perfect dessert, then I don’t know what does! And as I’m the world’s biggest cheesecake fan, it thought it would be fun to combine my two favourite desserts. This cheesecake tastes amazing, it’s light, summery and very decadent with the fruit and meringue topping. And a definite popular dessert recipe for any occasion. Enjoy guys!

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I’ve used my favourite baked cheesecake recipe. I like to use ricotta in the cheesecake mix and I’ve also added some lemon zest and juice to give the cheesecake extra Summer-y flavour. A crumbly, sweet digestive biscuit base is followed by a smooth, creamy layer of lemony ricotta mix and then topped off with a drizzle of fresh raspberry sauce, crumbled meringue and chopped fresh strawberries. This recipe is great for any occasion and it’s sure to be enjoyed by anyone who tries a slice. Also, the ‘traditional’ Eton Mess uses either raspberries or strawberries, but as I LOVE both fruits I decided to combine both into this amazing dessert!

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CHEESECAKE

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Ingredients- 

Base-

250g of digestive biscuits, crushed

100g of unsalted butter, melted

Filling- (Note: have both cream cheeses at room temperature)

600g of full-fat soft cream cheese

250g of Italian ricotta

3 large free-range eggs

Zest from 2 large lemons + juice from 3

200g of caster sugar 

Raspberry coulis-

300g of frozen or fresh raspberries

1 heaped tbsp of icing sugar

2 tbsp of each lemon juice and water

(To make coulis- place all ingredients listed in saucepan, boil for 5 minutes, then pass through a sieve into a bowl. Cover and place in fridge for a few hours or overnight to thicken). 

To decorate-

Fresh strawberries, sliced- I used approx. 300g of strawberries

Crumbled meringue pieces- use as much as you like

Method- 

1. Start by making the base: Crush the biscuits until you have fine crumbs- you can do this in a food processor or in a disposable bag with a rolling pin. Mix the biscuit crumbs into the melted butter. Press down into a 23cm springform cheesecake tin and make sure it’s really well compact. Place in the fridge whilst you make the filling.

2. For the filling: Mix the ricotta, cream cheese lemon zest and juice, eggs and caster until you have a really smooth mixture. Carefully pour the filling on top of the chilled base. Before baking, fill a deep baking dish with boiling water and place at the bottom of your oven. Bake at 140 degrees C Fan for 1 hour 10 minutes. Once baked, the cheesecake should be set around the outside, but should still have a slight wobble in the centre.

3. Then turn off the oven, leave the oven door open a little and allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature. Once fully cooled, cover with some tin foil and place in the fridge to finish setting overnight- this is the vital step to stop the cheesecake top from cracking.

To serve: Once the cheesecake has set overnight it will even more well set and will cut a lot easier- I serve the cheesecake with some raspberry coulis. Then top with strawberries and crumbled meringue.

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My Top Tips-

  • Always fill a baking dish with boiling water and place at the bottom of your preheated oven. This creates a steamy environment in the oven and the cheesecake will bake more evenly.
  • Once the cheesecake has cooked for the full amount of time, turn off your oven, leave the cheesecake inside with the door ajar. It will slowly cool down to room temperature and won’t crack on top- never put a warm cheesecake straight in the fridge.
  • When decorating, top with the sauce, crumbled meringue and strawberries just before serving. *Note*: the cheesecake can be made in advance and left in the fridge completely covered for 2 days before decorating with the toppings.

Enjoy this recipe everyone, and do pop over the Laura Ashley Blog to find this recipe! I’ve got some amazing recipes lined up for you all, so watch out for those in the coming weeks!

 

jess

 

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99 thoughts on “Eton Mess Cheesecake {Laura Ashley Blog Feature}

  1. Wow that looks stunning! Such a gorgeous recipe. The fork bite photos are always my favourite to see the texture! Love the plates and mug -they are too cute!

    • Thanks Allison! Those pics were also my fav- and as you tell it was very moorish too! The plates and mugs are stunning! Really pleased you like the recipe! 🙂

  2. Congratulations Jess! I’m so glad for you, is amazing! Laura Ashley who demande you for make a cake, just a dream! But, it’s normal, you make the gorgeous cake and also the photos! I love this cake, if is not very difficultte, I think I’m gonna try! Very nice vaiselle!

    • Thank you so much Eva! It’s really an honour of mine to create a recipe for Laura Ashley- amazing! The bowls and cookware were all lovely too! 🙂

  3. It does sound like the most perfect dessert to me, Jess!
    But I may need to discuss that number 1 fan self entitlement of yours 😛 As you well know, this has been my cheesecake week too. Could there be anything in the entire world I could possibly love more coming out of an oven? I seriously doubt it!
    I need to try some Eton messy dessert soon; I hadn’t heard of it until you posted your Eton Mess Cupcakes, but now I can’t think of anything else.
    Great recipe, Jess, congratulations for another amazing job!
    Un beso

    • Muchas Gracias Rosa!
      It was really tasty and went down a storm- I really must try your New York Cheesecake recipe, that looks fab! Really pleased you like it! 🙂

      Besos!

  4. Jess, first congrats on the feature and the domain name! Second, omg please pass me a slice! This looks amazing. I was just looking through your recipes yesterday for a cheesecake dessert to make for a party this weekend and I think this is it!

  5. The new address looks great! So professional! Double congrats on both the domain and the feature. Your cheesecakes always stand out with the ricotta addition! Your cups and set up are absolutely adorable and the cheesecake is stunning! LOVE this recipe Jess, you did a fantastic job with it!

  6. This is such a lovely post, Jessica! I love your photos, the tableware, and the recipe is positively mouthwatering! Pinning 😉

  7. I honestly can’t believe how lovely your photos are. And then of course of top of that your desserts are to die for! I mean the creativity is astounding. At your age, I could barely make mac n cheese out of a box and I look to see what you’re making….mind blowing! This cheesecake is unreal. But guess what…I picked 4 quarts of fresh strawberries today and I now know exactly what to do with them =)

  8. Yay congrats on the feature on Laura Ashley and the new domain name Jess, that is so exciting 🙂 Love this cheesecake, it looks stunning!

  9. Oh man, cheesecake is one of my favorite things ever!! I used to be so scared of making it because of the whole water bath thing, but I’ve recently started making a pumpkin one around the holidays and it is so good. Thank you for reminding me that I need to make cheesecake more often! And I need to add lots of strawberries to it 🙂 Congrats on the domain name!

    • Thanks Izzy! Pumpkin cheesecake sounds amazing- I’ll have to try that out in the Autumn! The water bath really works, I’d never used it before- but it really helps you bake the perfect cheesecake without cracks. Really glad you like the recipe! 🙂

  10. Jess, this looks delicious! I love cheesecake and those strawberries look so good. Congratulation on the Laura Ashley feature. That’s pretty awesome 😀

  11. This is sooo pretty Jessica! I first heard of Laura Ashley years ago when my mom was decorating the house we had just moved into. I remember she bought rolls and rolls of wallpaper for our living room, in this tiny peach-colored flower print. Your cheesecake would be equally lovely against that Laura Ashley design…just beautiful! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Bonnie! Laura Ashley has always been one of my favourite textile design ranges- so pretty and chic! So when they asked me to create a recipe, I couldn’t have been more pleased! Really pleased you like the recipes and pics! 🙂

  12. I love strawberry cheesecake!! This is a classic and a beauty 🙂 Congrats on the feature!! SO exciting!

  13. Congratulations Jessica! These are awesome news! We’re all so so happy for you :”)
    This cheesecake looks unreal! Ohhhhh wow, the strawberry topping is calling my name!

  14. Oh what a beautiful cheesecake! I’m 100% sure I’d love this. Cheesecake is my thing. Definitely. Those strawberries look amazing too! My tip for this recipe? Drizzle more coulis 😉

  15. Jessica, double congrats are in order here (actually triple). One, for the Laura Ashley thing – I’m definitely a Laura Ashley fan! Two, for swapping over to a .com, and three, for producing this gorgeous cheesecake along with beautiful photos. 🙂

  16. What a gorgeous, luscious cheesecake! All those strawberries on top certainly look tempting! Beautiful photos too, Jessica! I kind of want this for lunch today. 😉

  17. yum yum yummm… this strawberry cheesecake looks so delicious.. its so enticing 😉

  18. Congratulations Jess!! Brilliant news and well deserved. Gorgeous cheesecake too!! 🙂

  19. Wow, Laura Ashley! Congratulations, Jess. You are turning into a celebrity! When you do get a cookbook deal (you will, it is just a matter of time), I am hoping for a signed copy 🙂 Mel

  20. Wow, thats incredible Jess and congratulations on the Laura Ashley collaboration. You really made an amazing dessert, imagine combining eton mess and cheesecake. Brilliant and beautiful!

  21. Congrats on your new blog domain name! You lovely gal, you. And I do love this beautiful cheesecake, the folks over at Laura Ashley are lucky to have you. Cheers!

  22. Oh my goooooodness Jess!!!!! This cheesecake HAS to be the most beautiful looking cheesecake EVER!!!!! I seriously CANNOT take my eyes off of it! Loveeeeee the beautiful flavors in there! <3 Yay for your own domain name! :* Gorgeousssss photos! Loved it!

  23. Oh my! This one looks so good! The combination of eton mess, cheesecake, raspberry AND strawberries just sounds phenomenal! And how lovely that you were asked to make this for their blog. Congratulations (:

  24. Hi Jess, thanks for stopping by my blog. Just been perusing your recipes. Nice work on getting featured in BBC’s Good Food mag, and now Laura Ashley. I can hardly believe you’re just 17! When I was 17, baking was the last thing on my mind!

    And wow oh wow, does this cheesecake look good? I want to dip my finger in that overflowing raspberry coulis. In fact, I want to smash my face into the whole cheesecake, but that wouldn’t be very ladylike, eh? 🙂

    • Aww, thank you so much Lisa! Your comment has made my day- really sweet of you to say something so nice! I know, I can’t believe the opportunities I’ve already been given with some amazing food magazines.
      Really pleased you like my recipes, and yes, that cheesecake was really amazing! I would do anything for another slice now! 🙂

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  26. I made this cheesecake for my sister’s birthday, it was a huge success! So easy to make and looked very impressive, thank you for your blog xx

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