Kiwi Cheese Cake
This is a post which has been there in my drafts for a long time now, call it laziness or say I am busy it never saw the light of day untill today when I saw Kalyan tweeting his making of a cheese cake and that got me craving for cheesecake and also served as a perfect push I need to get writing here again.
Cheesecakes is a strange food for me, as much as I hate cheese I love cheesecakes... one look at a cheesecake anywhere and all my resolve to stay away from desserts just melts away. I start fidgeting and start planning in my head as how to justify eating that piece of cheesecake. I also love making cheese cakes whether they are the no bakeones or the baked version. Also they are relatively easy to make if you ask me and look pretty fancy enough, so perfect things to impress your guests with :P.
so sometime back when kiwi's were to be seen everywhere in the market I decided to make Kiwi Cheesecake (which I had once eaten in a my baking class), the tanginess of kiwi perfectly balances the creaminess of cheese and with right amount of sugar the cheesecake is a delight to have.
fresh fruits are a delight in any dessert and so are kiwis, dont the kiwis on top of the cheesecake look lovely :)
For the base
For the cheese cake
- Rub the biscuit crumbs with melted butter and apply on the pie base. use spring form pan for the same. They work brilliantly well for cheese cakes, use a little cold milk to bind if its not coming together. Set in fridge for chilling till you prepare the cheesecake.
- Soak the gelatin with water and leave it for 10 minutes, cook over double boiler till forms clear syrup. one can also do it in microwave but be careful not to boil gelatin only let it melt else it wont set.
- Lightly cook the chopped kiwi with sugar for 2-3 minutes.
- Beat the egg yolks and sugar till thick and creamy.
- Whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt till soft peaks are formed.
- Add the cream cheese, kiwi crush and the cooked kiwis to the egg yolk mixture.
- Add the gelatin to this mix and continue to to mix well.
- Now add the whipped cream to the above mixture and fold.
- And in the end gently fold in the egg whites.
- Pour the above over the chilled biscuit base.
- Leave for setting in the fridge for about 3 hours atleast though I think overnight works the best.
PS: forgive the quality of the pics, taken by the cell cam in not so good light.