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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Strawberryfic huh!


Yup ! T'is cheesecake again !

And this time I'd eaten a slice hahaha forgot to take photo of it though *sigh*

I'm planning to steal Ann's idea hahahaha but since some of the strawberries are not really sweet so I made the same ( or nearly ) topping as last time .

Mansie said that the strawberries were really good and sweet and that was echoed by her cousin , the birthday girl hahaha   And I thought huh! ^__^ '''   Don't think so haha But then she loves ( almost )  everything I made and she's so easy to please heh !

I still have some leftover topping from last time so I pureed it and added it to my fresh strawberries .

Strawberry topping : Original recipe here and my tweaks

3 1/4 cups strawberries
generous 3 T sugar
pinch of salt
2/3 cups of my leftover strawberry sauce, pureed
1 tsp calamansi juice
1/2 T tapioca starch and 2 T lukewarm water , mix together

* In a large bowl , combine strawberries , sugar and salt ,  let stand for 30 minutes ,stirring from time to time
* In a small saucepan , pour in the pureed sauce and the tapioca mixture , stirring until the mixtures thickens and add the calamansi juice , mix well and add this to the fresh strawberry mixture . Mix thoroughly and set aside for later use .

For the cheesecake : Original recipe @ Martha Stewart

* Make a crumb crust : Mix 45 grams graham cracker crumbs and 1 1/2 T /21 grams melted butter . Press mixture evenly into a well-greased 8-inch loose-bottom pan  . Put in the freezer or fridge for 10 minutes .

* Preheat oven to 350°F/ 160°C .
* With a handheld mixer on medium speed , beat 300 grams Philly cream cheese ( at room temperature ) until light and fluffy . On  low speed , add 235 grams sour cream , 1/4 cup sugar and 2 eggs , scraping the side of the bowl from time to time to have an evenly smooth mixture . Add in the vanilla . Pour the mixture in the prepared pan .
* Please check how I bake this .
* Bake for an hour , tenting the top after 30 minutes to prevent browning . Let stand in the oven for 30 minutes , opening the oven slightly to let some of the steam/heat escape , thus preventing the cheesecake to crack .
* Let cool at room temperature before putting in the fridge overnight .
* Put on topping and serve .



26 comments:

  1. Anne.... I can't stop admiring your cheesecake! Love the strawberries so pretty.. WOW!!! I'm going to grab more Korean strawberries to make ice cream... hehee..

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    1. Ann , I would really love to make some cherry or strawberry ice cream but it's still so cold here ! hahaha

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  2. wow wow wow! can i have a piece? i don't hvae much luck in cheesecake yet.. yours look so amazing!

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    1. Hey Shannon ! Thanks for dropping by ! ;) Sadly , we all gobbled it up last Saturday hahaha No luck ? You can do it !;D

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  3. once again, the topping looks really attractive! so which of the topping you like better? this or the previous one?

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    1. @ Lena , this one definitely ! :D The light's been cooperating when I took these photos so my topping looks better hahaha

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  4. When I first looked I thought its the same cheesecake. You are a lover of cheese.

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    1. @ Balvinder , I guess because making it seems easier than baking any other cakes hahaha

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  5. This looks sooo good, Anne. I will definitely try this one day. By the way, I have an award waiting for you at my place. :)

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  6. Yum-again I am delighted seeing this cheesecake. It definitely deserves a second take-buzzed!

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  7. I'm drooling looking at all your picture. This cheesecake look so glossy and yummy!

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  8. Looks so delicious! Cant take my eyes off this!
    Love these strawberries so much!

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  9. So admire you and Ann made so pretty strawberry cake. I bought some strawberry yesterday but still have no time to make strawberry chiffon that my son asking for it because I was crazy making Pai Tee, LOL!

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  10. Aaaaw, this looks so delicious. I could pluck one of those strawberries right from the photo. Love it.

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  11. Definitely delicious looking!

    I'm too lazy to bake so you're like killing me with your back to back cheesecake posts! waaaahhhh!!!

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  12. Hi Ann, am new to your blog. Your cheesecake looks fab, love those strawberries...
    Cheers

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  13. Happy valentines day dear....a perfect cake for valentines day :-)

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  14. Such a sweet looking cake. Am sure it tasted yummy too.

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  15. Super yummy!! can i have just one slice? :D

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  16. You can share as many cheesecakes as you want...I'll never tire of looking at these beauties! Your strawberry topping is heavenly~

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  17. you did it again! absolutely gorgeous, and i love your use of the strawberry greens!

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  18. beatiful!
    I am waiting for May and June that the 'real' strawberries will be available in Poland:)


    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  19. What an apt name for such a terrific looking cake!

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