Have you ever had a really bad week? Or a really bad day? Some times there are some days were I feel depressed and the only thing I would like to do is curl up in my bed and never get up. Last week it happened to my boyfriend. Every time I called him he sounded more depressed and anxious. Unfortunately we do not live togethere, so I couldn’t be with him to try and lift him up a little. However I knew that I was going to visit him for a few days and I was trying to think about something that would have made him feel better. At first I thought about going to the city center in Milan and get him a new tshirt or a hat, so something material. But then I thought that the thing that always cheers me up is definetly something sweet. So i thought that baking was definetly the right thing to do.
He’s favorite dessert is cheesecake but i didn’t want to make a simple cheesecake. I wanted to surprise him. I had to take it to the next level. One of the ingredients that my boyfriend really loves is lemon. He loves it and I must admitt that I love lemon desserts too. That’s why I decided to make mini lemon cheesecakes but with a twist. I also decided to add something to the top. A perfect lemony and creamy lemon curd. Personally it was the first time that I made lemon curd but it turned out pretty good. I’m definetly going to experiment with some more recipes with it because is super delicious. I seriously wanted to eat it out of the jar.
For the crust
For the filling
*If you can’t find sour cream in your country, you can mix some regular cream with some greek yogurt and a few drops of lemon juice. Let it sit for an hour and you are good to go.
For the lemon curd
For the cheesecakes
For the lemon curd
When the cheesecake are ready, peel off the case and garnish with a dollop of lemon curd and a sprinkle of icing sugar.