Hopped Cheesecake with Citrus Glaze
If you've read my hops cookbook, Hedonistic Hops - or you just know a bit about hops and are familiar with my intense citrus addiction - It’s probably no surprise, at this point, that I like Citra ® hops for this. It's a strong, bright citrus flavour with a bitterness that cuts through what can be a cloyingly rich, sweet dessert. At the levels called for, this makes a very balanced, elegant dessert.
You'd never pick the flavour out as being hops - it's definitely citrussy, but doesn't taste like orange, or lemon. Very sophisticated, almost like ... using some exotic fruit that no one has ever heard of. This Hopped Cheesecake with Citrus Glaze is by far my favourite cheesecake ever - and that’s saying something!
This recipe comes from my cookbook, Hedonistic Hops. It's FULL of fun, tasty recipes using hops for flavour - you should check it out🙂
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As this recipe requires hop extract, you'll want to plan ahead a little if you haven't already made some. Hop extract is really easy to make - click here to go see my recipe for them!
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Hops are prized for their ability to impart varied, complex flavours to beer… but did you know they can also be used culinarily? While hops may seem like a bizarre or exotic item to cook with, it’s the same as using other herbs and spices in your kitchen… you just have to know what to do with them. Appetizers, main dishes, beverages.. even desserts can be uplifted with hops!
Even those who are not fans of beer will love the unique flavours that various types of hops can bring to their plate. Floral, earthy, peppery, citrusy… Cooking with hops is a great way to expand your seasoning arsenal!