Sunday 12th January 2014.
I had had a busy week and had been food shopping the previous Friday for stuff we’d run out of. I was in Morrisons in Wetherby, somewhere I don’t go that often and it was absolutely heaving. I’d found the last parking space in the car park and even then I had to drive around to find it. I had about 1/2 hour to run around the shop and eat a sandwich for my lunch. When I got in the shop it seemed like the whole of North Yorkshire was there. Not only that but it had a different layout to my local Morrisons and I ended up going out of the shop without half of the items on my list. One of those was some leaf gelatine which I needed to make our Sunday lunch pud with.
I was really keen to try out the Key Lime and Lemon Cheesecake Loaf from the Puddings and Desserts chapter as I love the flavour of Key Lime Pie. It serves 12 and a small slice was 239 calories which I thought is a massive saving compared to the usual full fat cheesecakes I have made in the past.
You know when there are some days when you think, why didn’t I just pick up a frozen cheesecake in the shop? Well this was one of those days. It started off well but I had to break off to drive my daughter to York. So with some gentle encouragement I asked her to help me with the digestive biscuit base. I then realised I had forgotten the gelatine for the cheesecake but would have no chance to get any. Would it set without it? Probably not!
After a couple of hours I was back home panicking as I had not had chance to buy any gelatine. This was a cheesecake that had to set in the fridge with gelatine, not a baked one so I had to hope for the best.
Well, due to the lack of gelatine the cheesecake did not set properly. We ended up with no pudding for our Sunday meal as it clearly wasn’t ready. It stayed in the fridge overnight until Monday. I got in from work and poked the top of the cheesecake in the fridge. The top looked set but as I got it out and tried to cut it I realised it wasn’t a knife I needed but a spoon!
I was so ashamed of what the cheesecake turned out like that I didn’t take a photo. I put a couple of spoonfuls into a bowl and really enjoyed the taste of it. It was sloppy so was more like a lemon and lime possett than a cheesecake. No one else really fancied it in that state and sadly as I couldn’t over indulge due to my diet it ended up in the bin. All because I forgot the gelatine! I’ll definitely make it again though.
Love Sam xx