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    Right, so for some fun, me and my girlfriend attempted to make a cheesecake with some weird flavour you wouldn't normally find - we went with white chocolate and lime. (Note, neither of us typically cook at all beyond very simple things)

    Now, whilst making this, after adding the lime juice the mixture we had curdled. I think it was the lime juice that did it, whereas she thinks it was because we had whisked it too long/hard, so firstly, which one (if not both) of these reasons curdled it?

    Secondly (the more embarrassing question) is it safe to eat? It still tasted nice (badass, actually), just it resembled more rice pudding than the smoothness of actual cheesecake. We stuck it in the fridge to set just in case it is alright, but I'm not sure .
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    (Original post by FireGarden)
    Right, so for some fun, me and my girlfriend attempted to make a cheesecake with some weird flavour you wouldn't normally find - we went with white chocolate and lime. (Note, neither of us typically cook at all beyond very simple things)

    Now, whilst making this, after adding the lime juice the mixture we had curdled. I think it was the lime juice that did it, whereas she thinks it was because we had whisked it too long/hard, so firstly, which one (if not both) of these reasons curdled it?

    Secondly (the more embarrassing question) is it safe to eat? It still tasted nice (badass, actually), just it resembled more rice pudding than the smoothness of actual cheesecake. We stuck it in the fridge to set just in case it is alright, but I'm not sure .
    It's safe to eat.

    it's the lime juice that curdled it.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    It's safe to eat.

    it's the lime juice that curdled it.
    This.
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    Next time maybe consider using lime zest but leaving out the lime juice.
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    As the others have said, the acidic content in the lime juice curdled the mixture, it is safe to eat {and I'm sure lovely too!} And next time, adding the zest instead of the juice, wil lavoid the texture curdling
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    Yep, lime did it. You'll find milk based products will curdle when mixed with citrus fruits (amongst other things). Not a problem, it just makes a weird texture!
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    lime does it. next time, don't add the lime juice on its own, melt the gelatine in the water and put it in there. then very gradually add the gelatine and lime juice mixture. also, use grated lemon/lime zest to add more flavour rather than more juice.
 
 
 
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