Thursday, February 14, 2013

Strawberries Jellyheart Cheesecake

Valentine is here , so is my little prince birthday.  

For the last 2 years, my lil prince had requested for triple layer cheesecake, and he asked for the same thing again this year..(o_o).  He just loved cheesecake!  But this cake is pretty time consuming, therefore, I decided to make something simpler, with the consensus of my lil prince.

After going through my recipe collections, I decide on this Strawberries Jellyhearts Cheesecake.  I have made this last year but Im not very satisfied with the taste.  This cheesecake is a great treat for all, they are pretty to look at and a delight to eat. A layer of golden butter crust, follow by a layer of smooth cheese, lastly a layer of agar agar with strawberry heart. They are not difficult to make and are non-bake, so all you need is a whisk and the fridge with a little patience.

This time round, I modify the recipe a little by adding in low fat yogurt with mango and nata de coco, we all loved it very much as the taste were very refreshing . 

This cheesecake is definitely a keeper for those of you who loves cheesecake, Simply awesome, yummillious!!!!

What I need:
220g marie biscuits, crushed into fine crumbs
100g melted butter (more if you prefer firmer base)

500g cream cheese, soften at room temperature
100g icing sugar
2 tablespoon gelatin powder
80ml boiling water
1.5 teaspoon vanilla essence
250ml of low fat yogurt (*any favour you like)

1 pack of red color agar agar
1l of water
150g sugar (can be adjusted based on individual preference)
Some strawberries, cut into half.

How to do:
1. Mix biscuit crumbs & melted butter together and press firmly with the help of a spoon onto the base of a 18cm cake tin. Chill for 2 hours.

2. Place gelatin powder in boiling water in a bowl and let it stand for 10 mins. Heat a pot filled with some water until just simmering and place the bowl inside the pot (bowl not touching the water). Dissolve gelatin and boiling water in the bowl,  put aside

3. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese , icing sugar, yogurt and vanilla essence until smooth & creamy. Blend in gelatin solution and mix well.

4. Pour the cheese mixture into the cake tin. Layer the strawberries on the cheese mixture. Chill overnight.

5. Dissolve the agar agar powder in 1l of water and bring to boil. Pour the agar agar on the cheese mixture. chill for a few hours before removing from the cake tin.