You’ve watched every boxset, completed (most of) every jigsaw and had more naps than you’ve had in the last decade. So what’s next? Baking!

Well, we’ve got a delicious cheesecake recipe, created and developed by Private Performance Chef Gary Martin, for you to try. And it actually requires no baking! Making it quick, simple and easy. Sure, you’re probably not looking for quick right now, so take your time with each of the steps, especially the decorating!

We’d love to see your creations so take a pic and tag us on Instagram when you share it – @silverswanrecruitment

Aerial picture of strawberry cheesecake ingredients - strawberries, cream, butter, sugar and biscuits


250g digestive biscuits

170g butter, melted

425g strawberries, hulled

75g sugar

345ml whipping cream

680g cream cheese

5-6 strawberries for decoration

4 sheets of gelatine


– In a food processor, blend the biscuits to fine crumbs. Add the melted butter, combine and press firmly in to the bottom of a 9 inch springform or loose based cake tin. Chill in the fridge while making the filling

A spatular pressing a biscuit base into the bottom of a baking tin

– Place the strawberries and sugar in the food processor and puree

Strawberries and sugar in a food processor, pre blitzing

– Add the cream cheese and continue to blend until smooth

– Soften gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes, then drain off water and melt gelatine in microwave for 10 seconds

– Warm 3 tablespoons of the cream and combine with the melted gelatine

– Add the rest of the cream to the gelatine mix and then poor into the main filling continuing to blend until well thickened

Aerial shot of a Strawberry Cheesecake from above

– Pour the filling over the cheesecake base and leave in the fridge overnight before decorating as desired

Strawberry Cheesecake with red hearts and sliced strawberries on top

And voila, you’re ready to enjoy!

Recipe created & developed by

Private Performance Chef, Gary Martin

Follow him on Instagram at @privateperformancechef

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