Cheesecakes are a beloved dessert across the world. They are thought to have originated in the Greek island of Samos nearly 4000 years ago. They were considered to be a good source of energy and were served to athletes at the Olympic games.
A cheesecake essentially consists of one or more layers. These include a crust like base, a thick, soft, creamy layer of cheese and a topping as per choice; whipped cream, fruits, chocolate syrup and even fruit pulp or concentrate. Cheesecakes can be of many different fruit flavours, but the strawberry cheesecake is undoubtedly the most sought-after.
Marie biscuits – 15 pcs; crushed
Butter – 50 gms; softened
Cream cheese – 150 gms
Double cream – 250 gms
Fresh strawberries – 250 gms; pulped, leaving aside a few for the garnish
Gelatine – 1 tbsp; dissolved in ¾ tbsp of water
- Mix the biscuit crumbs with the butter using fingertips to form a soft dough.
- Press the dough into an 8-inch flan case.
- Bake for 5 minutes at 180 degrees.
- Take out, leave to cool and keep aside.
- Put the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and whip well till it forms soft peaks.
- Add the double cream and whip together to form soft peaks.
- Add the strawberry pulp and mix well.
- Add the gelatine mix to the cream cheese mixture and combine well.
- Pour over the biscuit base.
- Garnish with the left-over strawberries.
- Put in the fridge to set for 6 to 8 hours.
- Serve chilled.
Be ready to receive a lot of compliments for this delicious, yet easy to make cheesecake. It will sure make you the ‘cheesecake’ of everyone’s eye.