Plus 30 minutes chilling time for base and preferably overnight for mixture
A smooth, tasty, simple savoury Tickler cheesecake with a real bite
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Uses a 20cm spring form cake tin, base lined with baking parchment and an oiled, baking sheet
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3/170C. Mix together the oatcakes and butter, then press into the cake tin, smoothing the surface with a spoon. Chill for at least 30 minutes
Whisk together soft cheese, ricotta and eggs until smooth, then add two thirds of the Tickler, chives, thyme and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour into tin, and scatter over remaining Tickler. Place tin onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the cheesecake is slightly springy to the touch around the edges, and the centre is wobbly but not liquid. Remove from oven and leave to cool before chilling, preferably overnight to allow the flavours to develop.
While the cheesecake is baking, place the shallots, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil into an oven proof dish and cook at the top of the oven for about 40 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender and golden. Cool and chill until ready to serve.
To serve, run a sharp knife around the inside of the cake tin, before removing the cheesecake from the tin. Transfer to a serving plate, carefully removing the baking parchment. Top with shallots and any cooking juices.