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Friday, February 10, 2012

Strawberry Cheesecake


Isn't she purty ? heh !

Sadly , it's not for personal consumption ^__^''

San Yee had requested that she would like some cheesecake for somebody's birthday , which we weren't invited by the way tsk hahahaha

I LOVE making cheesecake and always looking around for a good topping recipe .

I really want to make another cherry topping as there are loads of cheap fresh cherries in the wet market but I don't have a cherry pitter .  I want my cherries round as it looks really good when you put it on top of the cheesecake . The one I made last time was cut in half *sigh*

So the next best fruit ? Strawberries ! Okay , would love blueberries but I'd already made it . Maybe next time I will use kiwi hmmmmm

Oh ! I guess I hit a jackpot when I stumbled upon this gorgeous site . I was getting cross eyed lurking from site to site looking for the best way how to make strawberry topping . I guess this one's a keeper . I just  made some few tweaks along the way .

Strawberry topping : Makes about 2 cups

Please check original recipe @ How To Eat A Cupcake

1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries , cut in half
 2 1/2 T sugar
pinch of salt
2 T cherry jam and 2 T four fruit jam
2 tsp strawberry-flavored jelly powder
1/4 cup boiling water
1 1/2 tsp tapioca starch
 1/2 tsp lemon juice

* Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl , mix to combine . Let sit for 30 minutes . Stirring occasionally .
* Process the jam in the  food processor until smooth and simmer for few minutes . Transfer to a bowl and set aside .
* Mix boiling water and jelly , stir until powder dissolves completely and gradually add the tapioca starch , stirring well so that no lumps will form . Add this mixture to the jam , mixing thoroughly .
* Add the jelly and jam mixture to the strawberry mixture and add in lemon juice , mix well .
* Arrange the strawberry pieces on top of the cooled cheesecake and drizzle in the strawberry sauce .

strawberry topping

Cheesecake : Original recipe @ martha stewart

For the crust : Mix 90 grams of graham cracker crumbs and 3 T/ 42 grams of melted butter . Press crumbs into an even layer to well-greased 9-inch springform pan  . Freeze or refrigerate for 10 minutes .

* Preheat oven to 160°C/ 350°F .
* Beat 650 grams Philly cream cheese ( at room temperature ) on medium speed until light and fluffy . On low speed , add the 1 cup sour cream , scant half cup sugar , 2 large eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract . Mix well until smooth .
* Please refer here on how I bake this .
* Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes , tenting the pan with foil after 30 minutes of baking to prevent the top from browning .
*  Let stand in the oven for 30 minutes with foil still on top of the pan , opening the door slightly to let some of the steam escape thus preventing the cheesecake from cracking .
* Let cool at room temperature and chill overnight before putting on the topping .

25 comments:

  1. It is pretty! You made me salivate when I looked at the bigger image. Don't just eat all by yourself. Share with your blogger friends.

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    1. @ Balvinder , I haven't even tried it hahahaha But planning to bake it again for personal use hee hee

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  2. whooa, this is so luscious!! i find this so apt for valentine's day. kiwi cheesecake sounds nice too..make them! make them!

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    1. @ lena , kiwi topping sounds interesting , isn't it ? & I really love its green color :)

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  3. Very pretty, indeed Tita Lis!! :)

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  4. This is so pretty. There is nothing better than a great cheesecake.

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  5. It looks divine, Anne! It must have been very tempting to make that beauty without eating that it. Very sweet of you to prepare that for your friend. :)

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    1. @ Rathai , you're right ! That's why I'm gonna make this again for somebody's bday and I've invited myself hee hee so that I could try a slice hahaha

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  6. This looks so tempting and delicious! I cant find strawberries here this time of the year and I m so jealous!

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  7. Happy friday! This looks so heavenly-all those juicy strawberries on top. Having to give this away for someone else to eat would be difficult! Confess now-tell me that you did not at least have a few of those glazed strawberries left to eat-yum!
    Happy birthday to the recipient, I am sure seeing this made her day very special. Delicious post!

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    1. @ Tina hahaha Actually , I still have about 2/3 cup of that strawberry sauce ;D Enjoy your weekend !

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  8. Anne, Do you know that I love cheesecakes. Your cheesecake looks so pretty with full of strawberries on top. ♥

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  9. Wow...perfectly made cheesecake...looks absolutely divine:-)

    Http://Onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  10. cake looks so tempting and delicious!u have a nice space vth wonderful recipes..............

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  11. SO gorgeous!!! You arranged your strawberries perfectly and the glaze gives the most wonderful sheen! I know the recipients of this were thrilled :)

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  12. oo yes this is so beautiful! and you are right, kiwi would be amazing! maybe you should combine them? imagine the colors!

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    1. @ Anna , the color combo would look really pretty !

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  13. That's so beautiful, Anne...and I'm sure delicious too! Can you make one for me??? Pretty please! ;)

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    1. @ Tina , I'm making one now hahahaha You may illegally download it later hee hee

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  14. gosh i love that especially with so many strawberries..

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  15. Wow , your cheesecake look absolutely tempting! Have a lovely weekend .

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  16. Looks so pretty Anne - and perfect for this time of year, very romantic!!

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  17. this is just awesome...droooooooooling here..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. Simply beautiful to look at and I'll bet it tastes out of this world!!!!
    Happy I stopped by from my friend's blog - Following you dear - Would love for you to visit/follow my blog - hope to see you there soon :) cheers, priya

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