Home baked Cheesecake Challenge: Flavour no. 38 Chestnut Cheesecake

What cheesecake will you try this time? My friend started to mention..cherry,raspberry,mango, chocolate etc. ..done!

I already tried 37 flavours and did some Filipino and Arabic twist also like kanafah,baklava,Ube,bibingka,sweet potato…then suddenly she said ..”Chestnut “…hmmm, it taste like sweet potato, isn’t it?

Well, try.. and let us know!

Alright,why not? Where will I get Chestnut?

Suddenly , I remember my trip to Luzern, Switzerland, at the end of the Chapel bridge there’s a small stall called ..Heissi Marroni, I was new to the place and it was raining and cold,I wonder about the name, agh… I can’t resist the urge 🙂 this little stall are great to sidle up in cold days,like a blast of warmth,to reinvigorate frozen bone and what could be a big bonus? having heissi maronni, yes! ..roasted chestnut …nice!

As expected I didn’t find any chestnut at the supermarket here in Jeddah, so I went to sweet shop and bingo!

Honey chestnut

Flavour no. 38 – Chestnut Cheesecake


Flavour no. 39 Chestnut Cheesecake
Flavour no. 38 Chestnut Cheesecake



12 pcs. Digestive biscuits (crushed)

1/3 cup roasted coconut flakes

3 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp sugar


2 (300g) Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk

1/2 cup plain yoghurt

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chopped honey walnuts


orange marmalade

honey walnuts



Pre heat oven Gas mark # 3

Combine biscuits,coconut flakes,sugar and butter. Mix it together and press onto the springform pan (any size will do).

Set aside.

Cream the cheese, add sugar, eggs (one at a time ) beat at medium speed, combine yoghurt .whipping cream and vanilla. Add to the cheese mixture, mix thoroughly until smooth. Divide the batter into two part. Pour first part onto the prepared crust. Add the walnuts and top it with the remaining batter.

Bake for 1 hr (water bath), turn off the heat and open slightly the oven door, leave it for another 30 minutes, remove and let it cool for another 2 hours . Chill for 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Serving Suggestions:

with honey walnut and marshmallow
with honey walnut and marshmallow
i tried to roast the marshmallow with flame torch
i tried to roast the marshmallow with flame torch and this is what i got 🙂

Happy birthday to me! hahaha free candle on top!

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Ladies, this is so sweet!  If your watching your weight , you can reduce the sugar to 3 tablespoon.

good luck!







Author: jamilamimi

a mother of two, professionally working as cosmetic dentist, a lover of beauty..my own perception in and out. www.jamilamimi.com

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