As adapted from Nachiketa’s recipe
200gms Marie biscuits (1 packet); or digestives
2 tsps granular sugar
50 gms melted butter
400ms Curd Cheese (approx) – from 1kg of yogurt hung for 24 hours
250ml Cream (25% fat)
4-5 tbsps Castor sugar (to taste)
2 tbsp Gelatin
200gms Strawberries (reserve a couple for topping if you like)
1 tsp Strawberry essence – ( optional)
For biscuit base
- Run the granulated sugar & biscuits in the processor till fine crumbs for; or put into a thick bag & crush with a rolling pin.
- Mix in melted butter, & press this mixture into the base of a spring form 8″ baking tin. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle the gelatin on approx 1/4 cup of water, & then leave the bowl to stand in another bowl of hot water till the gelatin melts, & become a clear liquid. (about 10 minutes).
- Run the curd cheese, hulled strawberries, sugar & essence in the processor till smooth. (You can chop a few strawberries & add them in the end if you like having pieces of fruit in your cheesecake.)
- Add the clear gelatin & process for a few seconds until mixed uniformly.
- Whip the cream to soft peaks & fold into the above. Taste & adjust sugar if required.
- Take biscuit case out of fridge, & pour the filling in. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours, maybe more in the summer.
- I would have liked to make a mirror topping, but ran out of strawberries. Can’t wait for summer to be here to make a mango version of this yummy no-bake cheesecake.
Something coincided with my no bake cheesecake. Have held a DIY table-top lighting project on my bursting folder of things to do, for ages. Actually in Sep ’08, when the merry bandits @ Jugalbandi posted this DIY post for table-top lighting, I bookmarked it for DH to make. But flights & fog have kept him far too busy for my never ending requests. The other day I thought I would pass it on to my Dad to make because he was feeling bored. The cricket matches were yet to begin, & he was getting impatient to do something. He loves carpentry & working with electricity, & is a through & through DIY man. Working on the project made him a happy man indeed, & the pictures taken, even happier. And yes, I did share the cheesecake with him! The pictures aren’t the best result yet, as I used 60W bulbs instead of 100W ones…
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