Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Strawberries And Cream Cheesecake

Wimbledon fever is upon the Hay In A Day residence. 

In true Wimbledon style I'm bringing out the strawberries and cream. 

But it's no ordinary bowl of strawberries and cream, but a delightful, light, creamy cheesecake with a sweet strawberry coulis oozing over the top.   

Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake

We're into the second week of Wimbledon now and the competition is heating up. 

So it's perfect timing to bring out a stunning plate of Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake to wow the crowd. 

Let the game begin...

For The Base
400g/14oz digestive biscuits
150g/5oz butter

1. Blitz the digestive biscuits in a food processor until they resemble a fine crumb. 
2. Melt the butter and then tip in the crushed digestives.

3. Mix together until the biscuit crumb is evenly coated.

4. Place the biscuit mixture into 10-12 ramekins or in a 23cm springform tin and push down firmly. 

5. Pop in the fridge to firm up whist you make the creamy layer.

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For The Creamy Layer
600g/21oz soft cheese
200g/8oz icing sugar
Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
400mls/13floz double cream, lightly whipped

1. Put the soft cheese, icing sugar and seeds of 1 vanilla pod into a bowl and mix the ingredients together.

2. Add in the lightly whipped cream and stir in.

3. Place the creamy mixture on top of the biscuit layer in your ramekins or 23 cm tin. Smooth down with the back of a spoon until you have a flat surface.

4. Pop back into the fridge to set.

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For The Strawberry Coulis
100mls/4floz water
100g/4oz caster sugar
400g/14oz strawberries
1. Wash and chop the strawberries, taking off the green heads. 

2. Put the water and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

3. Boil gently until the sugar has dissolved.

4. Add in the fruit and stir for 2-3 minutes or until the fruit is soft.

5. Pop the fruity liquid into a blender and blitz until a fine sauce consistency. 

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The End Result

1. Take the cheesecake out of the fridge and remove from the springform tin and place onto serving plate. (Or pop the ramekins onto a serving plate). 
2. Drizzle over the strawberry coulis and serve an ACE.

Serve with some strawberries and a couple of tennis balls

Game, Set and Match!

This calls for a celebration...

Has anyone else gone Wimbledon mad at the moment?!

I'm linking my recipe up to......

Link up your recipe of the week  

Tasty Tuesdays on HonestMum.com

Casa Costello

& Cook Blog Share at Super Golden Bakes

& The Lets Cook With Strawberries event at Simply Food 

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  1. Mmmmm I haven't made a cheese cake for a while - this may soon change!

    1. Let me know what you think if you try my Strawberry & Cream version!

  2. yum i do like cheesecake and the strawberry topping must make for a sweet and tangy topping x

    1. It was a yummy topping. I could have eaten it on its own by the spoonful!

  3. Ooooh this looks amazing, love the styling of this post as well

    1. Thank you! I had fun doing this post!

  4. Oh my goodness, these look incredible - I LOVE Wimbledon. Have been twice but not for the past few years. Thanks so much for linking up with #Bakeoftheweek x

    1. Thank you Helen. I've still not actually made it to Wimbledon yet, but next year I hope to go! Fingers crossed!
      Looking forward to the next #bakeoftheweek!

  5. What a beauty! Love this! Styling is brilliant too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  6. That strawberry coulis has the most amazing colour. I'd be very happy to tuck into this particular cheesecake, Wimbledon or no Wimbledon.

    1. Thank you! I must admit I didn't concentrate on the tennis much whilst I was eating it!

  7. Yum! This looks perfect, seasonally and event-wise. I am in a cheesecake mood myself and looking at your photos makes me want to get in the kitchen and break open the cream cheese. The coulis is a fab idea too.
    Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare – check out the other entries on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/supergolden88/cookblogshare/
    and Google+

    1. Thank you Lucy, see you at the next cookblogshare

  8. This looks droolworthy and delicious.

  9. Wow this looks amazing, I could be tempted to watch more tennis if I had this to eat! #BakeOfTheWeek


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