Amasi cheesecake

Amasi cheesecake

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  • 8
  • Easy
  • Set overnight

"This cheesecake looks so delicious, you don’t have to convince anybody. It’s another recipe from my live TV days – an unbaked cheesecake made with fermented milk and jelly." – Chef Nti


  • 100 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225 g ( 1 pack) Oreos or any chocolate biscuits of your choice
  • 1 packet strawberry jelly powder
  • 1 cup rich and creamy amasi (very cold)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fresh berries, sliced (optional, for decorating)

Cooking Instructions

1. Grease the inside of a springform cake tin with butter and line it with cling wrap.

2. Melt the butter and crush the biscuits finely.

3. Mix the biscuits with the warm butter and spread this over the base of the cake tin.

4. Mix the jelly powder with a cup of hot water (or follow package instructions).

5. Whip the amasi with lemon zest until smooth and add to the warm jelly liquid.

6. Pour the mixture over the crushed biscuit base.

7. Put the cheesecake in the fridge to set, preferably overnight or for a few hours at least. Remove it 15 minutes before serving.
Decorate with fresh berries, if you like.

Extracted with permission from Chef Nti: My modern African kitchen, by Nthabiseng Ramaboa. Photography: Craig Fraser, Styling: Nicki Werner, Recipes: Chef Nti. Published by Quivertree.

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Multi-talented TV Chef, MC, author and entrepreneur, Nthabiseng Nti Ramaboa – aka Chef Nti is on a mission to celebrate, innovate and share South African flavours and culinary culture.

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