With a creamy top and buttery biscuit base, who can resist this classic dessert … No-bake Strawberry cheesecake. Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese (typically cream cheese or ricotta), eggs, and sugar; the bottom layer often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies or digestive biscuits, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake. Cheesecake is usually topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, fruit sauce, or chocolate syrup.
Cheesecakes are made in different parts of the world using different ingredients such as, United States and Canada use cream cheese; in Italy, cheesecakes use ricotta; Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland use quark. Cheesecakes are most easily baked in a leak-proof spring form pan, often paired with a water bath to more evenly distribute the heat. Cheesecakes can be broadly categorized into two basic types: baked and unbaked.
Whether you make a bakes or no bake cheesecake, you will come across cream cheese — a very important ingredient in cheesecake. Many recipes recommend for Philadelphia Cheese, which makes the Cheesecake silky and shiny. But it is not a product that is easily available in many parts of the world, so making it at home is the only option you will have. Actually it’s pretty easy to make. You can learn how to make Cream Cheese at home Here.
Besides the cream cheese , you will be needing heavy cream or sour cream to help in softening the texture of the cheese and adding some moisture. Adding sour cream will give you the extra hit of sour tang to the cake but in this recipe I have added the fresh cream.Coming back to my recipe , Today I want to share an easy Cheesecake recipe which requires absolutely no baking and is delicious and refreshing.This Cheesecake I have made for our 26th Foodie Monday Bloghop theme of “ Valentine’s Recipes”.
Cheesecake topped with bright, sweet strawberries is a flavor that never gets out of fashion! These two flavors work perfectly together, as the balance of creamy and rich plus juicy and sweet only work to enhance each other, especially when Valentine’s Day is around the corner. This cheesecake topped with a generous layer of strawberry preserves where each slice is packed with loads of creamy filling, graham crust and sweet strawberries for a taste of summer.
Rounding up my experience of making my first cheesecake is this beautiful surprise from my son which I could not resist but share with you. While I was Photographing this, I asked him to take a bite and share his comments on how it is being done and he came up with this beautiful message and an empty plate…..That says it all……Happy Valentine’s Day Readers……
Is your mouth watering yet? Without further delay, let’s move on to the recipe:
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Melt the butter and keep aside.
Place the Digestive Biscuits on a ZIP bag and with the help of a rolling pin crush the biscuits into fine crumbs.
Now crush the Pistachios and walnut and add the same to biscuits . Now add the melted butter and mix everything until well combined.
Pack this mixture firmly into a loose-bottomed cake tin, spreading out with the back of a spoon so that it is evenly distributed and coming slightly up the sides of the tin. Chill until needed.
In the meantime cut the straw berries and grind in a blender.
Strain the juice into a saucepan. Add a few tbsp of icing sugar, to taste. Gently heat until you have a thick, but still drizzle-able coulis. Allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, soak the gelatin in a small bowl of water for 5 min. Pour the cream into a pan and bring to a simmer then remove from the heat. Squeeze any excess water out of the gelatin and add to the warm cream, stirring until dissolved. Allow to cool slightly.
Beat 100g of icing sugar into the cream cheese along with the 2 tablespoon of Strawberry coulis and Rose water.
Add the gelatin cream along and beat until smooth.
Pour the cream cheese mixture into the biscuit base and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight, until set.
Before serving Spread a generous layer of strawberry coulis on top and serve .