Elderflower Cheesecake with Blackberry Coulis

For a cheesecake with a difference try this recipe of Ed Baines with its fragrant, rich cottage cheese filling
By Ed Baines
Elderflower Cheesecake with Blackberry Coulis
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  • Serves: 6-8
  • Cook Time:
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 4 hrs macerating time
  • Effort: medium


Elderflower cheesecake

  • 115 g dried apricots
  • 50 g dried pineapple
  • 75 g nibbed almonds
  • apricot liqueur, for soaking
  • 1 23cm pastry tart cases, baked blind
  • 3 egg whites
  • 700 g cottage cheese
  • 70 g sugar
  • 2 tbsp dried elderflowers
  • 1 tbsp rose water

Blackberry coulis

  • 115 g blackberries
  • juice of 1 lemons
  • 55 g caster sugar


1. Place the dried apricots, dried pineapple and almonds in a small bowl. Add just enough apricot brandy to barely cover them. Cover and set aside to macerate for at least 4 hours.

2. Preheat the oven to 190ÂșC/Gas 5. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.

3. In a food processor blend together the cottage cheese, sugar, soaked dried fruit and almonds, elderflowers and rosewater until smooth.

4. Fold the whisked egg whites into the cottage cheese mixture. Pour the mixture into the pastry case. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour until the filling has set and the pastry is golden-brown. Cool before serving.

5. While the cheesecake is baking make the blackberry coulis. Blend together the blackberries, lemon juice and caster sugar in a food processor until smooth. Strain.

6. Serve the elderflower cheesecake with the blackberry coulis.

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