Heloooooo :) !
How was the weekend ? Am already feeling sad that its Sunday and tomorrow I have to go back to work , braving the horrible Banaglore traffic ! :( :( :( !!
So , yesterday was my mom ' s birthday ! :) And I made mango cheesecake for her . :) Yes , it was a shock to many people at home , to find me in the kitchen - cooking and not eating :P . My nani actually had to do a double check to make sure it was really me and not my mom tinkering around the kitchen ! Needless to say everyone was very skeptical to try it ( my cousin brother said : " Is this juice , it looks yellow , do I need a straw ? ! " :P ) .
But , it was actually yummy and so totally delicious ! :) . Yaay for me ! :)
So , what do we need :
- Biscuits- for the base - I used Hide and Seek and Marie Gold
- Crushed Almonds - for the base ( used after crushing whole almonds in the blender to a fine powder)
- Dark Chocolate Chips - for the base . You just needs a handful ( Iused Nature's Leonz
- Unsalted butter - 75 gm ( I used Nandini )
- Cream Cheese - 1 block ; about 300 gms ( I used Britannia Cream Cheese)
- Cream -175 gms ( I used Impero Sour Cream , you can even use whipped cream )
- Mangoes - 2 ( I used fresh sweet raspuri )
- Vanila essence - a few drops
- Edible Gelatine - 1 tbsp
- Hot water - to dissolve the gelatine
- Sugar - as per taste .
Here you can see most of the ingredients that I used :
|To begin with...|
I bought the cream cheese , butter and cream at Spar Hypermarket , Oasis Mall .
|Cream Cheese and Cream|
So , to start with what you need to do , is blend the products that will form your base to a fine powder . So , I put the Marie Gold Biscuits , the Hide and Seek and the almonds and gave it a good whiz to bring down to a fine powder .
|Powdered base + dark chocolate chips|
In the above picture , you can see the biscuits and almonds finely powdered . I have also added a handful of dark choco chips for that extra zing . Next , you have to melt your unsalted butter and add to this mixture .
|Add molten butter ...|
Mera bas chale toh I ll just make this base and have . It smelled and tasted heavenly ! :) . So , now you need to take a pan in which you want to make your cheesecake . I used a normal oval pan , because I couldnt find anything else . You can even use individual glasses . Whatever you use , grease it first with some butter . And then layer this oh-so-yummy butter infused crumble to about 2 inches .
|The base is ready ...|
Now once you have layered your base , leave this pan in the fridge . Ab vapas aa jao to your kitchen . :P Next we add sugar to the cream and cream cheese . And mix all three together . Make sure to not over process this as then your cheese cake will be too thin and not hold up .
You can even add a lil bit of vanilla essence to this mixture after its blended well.It will really give out a yummy taste and smell.
|Show some vanilla love ..|
Now , you can just proceed with this mixture and layer it on top of your base . But since I made mango wala cheesecake , I used mangoes to flavor it . In a bowl, melt the gelatin in hot water . To this add the puree of two sweet mangoes . To make the puree , just dice the mangoes and blend (without extra water ) in a blender . Add the pureed mangies to the dissolved galatin .
|Mango Puree + Gelatin ..|
|Mango Puree + Cream mixture .|
Add half of this mixture to the blended cream cheese . And blend this further . Then you need to get your dish out of the fridge and then layer this on top of the base .
|Finally !! :)|
You can leave it in the fridge for 1 hour . After this add the rest of the mango puree mixture as the third and final layer . Leave it overnight or at least for a couple of hours in the fridge . I did not take pictures of it when we were finally eating it . Too busy hogging :P :P :P .
Don't you think , this is an easy recipe ? I mean it has no eggs and no baking , but still its cheese cake !! Yaay . I found this recipe on edible garden . I just added a few more things like almonds , choco chips and vanilla essence . :) Nags has some very nice recipes. Do check out her site . :) :) :)
So , what did you do on the weekend ? Do you like cheesecake ? I love cheesecake !! Please try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you :)
Lots of love and cheer ,