Today it is simple. Cheesecake. Delicious berry cheesecake. Aarahi had asked me to make him cheesecake a couple of weeks ago but he kept eating the biscuits I needed to make the based. This week in the groceries I bought several packets so that I would have enough to make his cheesecake and satisfy his sweet tooth for biscuits.
Mixed Berry Cheesecake
1 1/4 C Biscuit (cookie crumbs) I used plain biscuits
1/2 C Desiccated Coconut
500g Cream Cheese (softened slightly)
1/4 C White Sugar
2 1/2 Teaspoons Gelatin, dissolved in 1/4C Boiling Water
250g White Chocolate melted
1 1/2 C Thickened Cream Softly whipped
1 C Frozen Berries semi defrosted
- Combine the biscuit crumbs, coconut and butter in a small bowl. Press into the base of a 6 x 10cm spring form tin. Put into fridge to chill.
- Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and beat well. Add gelatin and melted chocolate and beat until well combined and smooth
- Gently fold in the whipped cream, followed by berries.
- Pour over the prepared biscuit base and return to fridge for 4 hours or over night.
I like to have a few whole berries left in the cheese cake but if you want you can defrost the berries completely and that will give you a move even texture.
You can skip the berries all together and use chocolate only as flavour. Milk chocolate is good.
Other varieties can include: Passion fruit and white chocolate (add pulp of 4 passion fruits) Milk chocolate cheesecake (omit berries and replace white chocolate with milk chocolate) Raspberry and White Choc (replace berries with all raspberries)
Sorry not the best of photos but it was all my ipad could manage..