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Honey & Berry Baked Cheesecake Tarts

Cheesecake Tarts

Dear Tea Lovers,

We have a wonderful recipe for you to brighten up your day. 

This week we have a special collaboration with The London Honey Company; the original founders of the urban beekeeping movement in London when originally established back in 1999. 

Now specialist producers of the finest British honey their glorious single-origin honey and pure honeycomb range is produced from their hives across the British countryside. Each of their jars of honey carries a unique flavour profile based on the flora and the province the honey is produced from. 

We chose their Salisbury Honey for this recipe. The bees visit viper’s bugloss, sweet clover, and sainfoin which produces a delicate taste profile- adding a subtle sweetness to the tarts.

This recipe is the perfect dessert for any dinner party. What’s even greater is the combination of London Honey Co’s delicious Salisbury Honey and our Very Berry tea from our Tisane range. The honey from The London Honey Co is always unpasteurized and minimally filtered retaining its natural properties. Our Very Berry tea is characterised by a vivid fruitiness and a pleasing sweetness that is balanced by the tart hints of hibiscus. A must for all berry lovers. The two ingredients complement each other well to create delicious recipes. Enjoy these cheesecake tarts with your loved ones. 

Ingredients

For cheesecake filling

  • 2tbsp Salisbury Honey
  • 5 strawberries diced
  • 5tbsp Very Berry Tea
  • 400g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

For shortbread base

  • 140g plain flour
  • 85g butter
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Method 

  1. In a bowl add the flour, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Combine with your hands until a dough is formed.
  2. Place into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes 
  3. Place the cream cheese into a bowl and whisk till fluffy
  4. Add the vanilla extract, honey and Very Berry tea then mix
  5. Add the eggs and whisk together 
  6. Remove the chilled dough from the fridge and distribute the dough into 6 small tart tins 
  7. Mold the dough into the tart tins and refrigerate for 10 minutes 
  8. Bake the shortbread in the oven for 10 minutes @ 170c 
  9. Then take out and leave aside to cool
  10. Once the base has cooled down, spoon two tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into each tart tin 
  11. Bake at 170c for 12-15 minutes 
  12. Once baked, leave on a cooling rack to cool down 
  13. Serve with some fresh berries and a drizzle of honey.

Best to enjoy your cheesecake tarts with a pot of your favourite fruit tea 😊

We can’t wait to write to you again!

Love,

Camellia’s Tea House

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