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Gingernut Biscuit Base

Asked by Cioccociocco. Answered on 3rd February 2018

Full question

Hi Team Nigella! I would love to make the White Chocolate Cheesecake but I live in Belgium and have not found the gingernut biscuits. What can I use as a substitute?

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White Chocolate Cheesecake
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Nigella's White Chocolate Cheesecake (from AT MY TABLE) has a no-bake base made from crushed gingernut biscuits. Gingernuts can be replaced with any ginger snap style of cookie, but they should not be soft ginger cookies. In Belgium the spiced speculoos cookies should be easy to find and would be a good alternative.

Otherwise digestive biscuits or graham crackers are usually used in cheesecake bases and would work for this cheesecake. They should be used in the same quantity and you could add a pinch or two each of ground ginger and cinnamon to give the cheesecake base some extra spice.

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