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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Strawberry cheesecake

Having played around with many food processors in the past and not been happy with any of them, I have finally found one that works for me. A BREVILLE ICON BFP650. In the recipe book that comes with it is a lovely recipe for a lemon cheesecake, but I wanted to make a strawberry one so I have adapted it. Here's what I did. Ingredients....

250g pkt plain sweet Biscuits.
125 Butter (melted)
250g Cream Cheese (cubed and softened)
400g can sweetened Condensed Milk.
125ml Cream.
1 tablespoon Gelatin powder.
10ml boiling water.
2 teaspoons Strawberry essence.
2 punnets Strawberries. (half a punnet diced and reserve the rest sliced for the top)
2 tablespoons of strawberry Jam.
A little boiling water.


With butter, grease a 20cm spring form tin and set aside.
Melt the butter in the microwave on 50% power and allow to cool. Break the biscuits in to quarters and place in processor and pulse until finely crushed. Add melted butter slowly through the food chute and process until combined. Remove crumb mixture from bowl and press in to spring form tin, over the base and up the sides.
Place cream cheese, condensed milk and cream in to the food processor and combine but don't over do this. Melt the gelatin in the boiling water and stir well, add this and the strawberry essence to the cheese mix now and pulse for a second or two. Stir in the diced strawberries and put in to the biscuit case in tin. Put this in the fridge now to set, this can take up to three hours, mine was done in two hours.
Place the sliced strawberries on the top in a pattern to suit yourself. Add the boiling water to the jam and brush on with a pastry brush to give the strawberries a lovely glaze.


Brownieville Girl said...

Looks delicious!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

This looks so lush and fantastic! I think that strawberries are a perfect way to top a baked good :)

Nic's Notebook said...

Oooh looks great - homemade cheescake is the best :)

Barbara said...

I love that your font changes color with the colors of your beautiful sweeties!:))

amarone wine said...

Looks very delicious! I love strawberries and what I am thinking right now? to try this strawberry cheesecake this Christmas :)

Stella said...

Love the info! Happy holidays to you and your readers.

YourBrainMedia said...

This is one description of Indulgement! I would love to add this up on one of my favorite vegan recipes . Thanks a bunch

maisie said...

wow looks fantastic I can almost taste the strawberries