d100 Recipes: Lazy Pie Dough and No Bake Cheesecake

It should come as no surprise that we nerds can be a bit lazy from time to time. There’s a grain of truth in every stereotype after all. But as lazy as we are, we still want tasty food, and that’s what this week is all about: easy, lazy recipes that are still tasty. So the next time you got a game night, but you don’t want to spend too much time cooking, this one is for you.

Lazy Pie Dough


  • 2 cups of self-raising flour 
    • or 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 3 eggs
  • A pinch of salt


  • Just a bowl


  • Mix the milk, oil and eggs together
  • Add in the flour and mix thoroughly
  • Pour over your pie-mixture and bake at 180C/350F for 30 minutes or until golden brown

This pie dough can go onto any type of pie mixture, but a good rule of thumb for it is that the firmer the mixture and less soup it is, the better this will work.

No Bake Cheesecake


  • 200g/7 ounces of biscuit/cookie crumbs
  • 100g/3.5 ounces melted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups of cream
  • ½ cup of caster sugar
  • 600g/1.3lb cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


  • Round baking pan (approx 23cm/8”)


  • Mix together the butter and biscuit/cookie crumbs
  • Press the buttery crumbs onto the bottom and sides of the pan, making sure it’s tightly packed
  • Leave it in the fridge until after you’ve made the cream filling
  • Mix together the cream cheese, sugar until nice and smooth
  • Add in the sour cream and vanilla and mix well
  • Whip the cream until it form stiff peaks and then gently fold it in the sour cream mixture.
  • Pour into the crumbed pan, smooth out the top and then put it in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight

You can add any sort of flavouring that you want to this recipe: cocoa powder to the filling, fruit jelly on top, chocolate sauce swirls throughout. You can make the cheesecake just the way you like it.

If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

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