Gluten Free Salted Caramel Cheesecake – an ideal centrepiece for a special occasion
This weekend we went to our friends housewarming, and to meet their new kitten. They are a fan of my pavlova, but I thought I would try out a baked cheesecake on them this time and they were not disappointed. We forgot to serve it with the ice cream that they’d bought to go with it, but it was delicious on its own.
You could substitute the salted caramel for a fruit flavouring or maybe even chocolate – whatever your heart desires, really! Part of the fun of this cheesecake is the bold and attractive topping, but if you’re going for a fruit option then decorate the top with fresh fruit, or if you picked chocolate then something like Daim bars or chocolate buttons would be perfect.
Gluten free digestive biscuits are often quite sweet and soft, so to get a firmer base on your gluten free salted caramel cheesecake, pick a firmer, crunchier biscuit – I went for gluten free Hob Nobs – to beef up the base. That’s actually a great tip for all cheesecakes, though, and not just gluten free ones!
The gluten free salted pretzels I used in the base helped to add to the crunch, but were also great for adding extra sea salt flavour to the overall taste. I wouldn’t recommend using them if you’re not making a salted caramel flavour cheesecake.