Thursday, August 11, 2005

Strawberry Cheesecake

Servings:
8

Preparation Time
:
0.75 hours

Ingredients

* 1 sheet of premade puff pastry
* 500grams strawberries - washed, hulled and sliced
* 250 grams cream cheese
* 250 grams cottage cheese
* 1/2 cup coconut cream powder (optional)
* juice of 1/2 lemon
* 2 tbsp gelatine powder
* 1/2 cup icing sugar
* 1/4 cup water

Cooking Instructions
1. Trim puff pastry to fit the container that the cheesecake will be set in.
2. Bake puff pastry in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
3. Place sliced strawberries, water, and icing sugar in a small pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Allow to simmer until fruit is softened and sugar is dissolved.
4. Remove fruit pulp and set aside. Add gelatine to still hot liquid and whisk quickly to avoid getting lumps.
5. In a bowl, place cream cheese, cottage cheese, lemon juice and coconut cream powder. Mix well with an electric beater.
6. Gradually add strawberry syrup, while beating the cheese mix.
7. Once the strawberry syrup is mixed through, add in the strawberry pulp. Fold through to evenly disperse.
8. Place cooled pastry in the designated container and then pour over the cheesecake mix.
9. Allow to set in the fridge for a minimum of two hours.

Notes
Serve with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.