This no bake strawberry cheesecake with a red wine strawberry compote is what love is all about 🙂
This strawberry cheesecake will have you swearing against the cheesecakes you buy in the market. With a kickass compote, this has the making of the best cheesecake ever!
I must admit, I love cheesecakes. In the last few years of my professional baking journey, I have come to realise that I am getting over my sugar cravings. I guess the smell of baking and sugar while divine, is also enough to put me off my dessert cravings. I am not saying I don’t crave them at all but it’s not like before. I do not need a slice of cake or something sweet after every meal anymore , nor do I get weak in the knees when I see something sweet in front of him. However all this comes to a complete halt and 180 degree turn for three things : Bengali sweets, Besan sweets (think besan ladoo and the ghee laden mysore pak) and well, cheesecake. I cannot, just cannot, resist a good cheesecake.
But then the issue is “good”. Everywhere you go, all you find is those gelatin filled and chemical soya whipping cream rich cheesecake where cheese has probably been added as an afterthought. And honestly, cheesecakes are so easy to put together at home, that it really is a crime to buy those chemical filled ones from the market. Guess what, this cheesecake is a no bake one, which means, one doesn’t even need an oven. So what are you waiting for? Make this while the lovely strawberries are in the season, oh well, I guess you could even make it for Valentines day on Sunday 🙂
By the way, I was just reading about cheesecakes, you know, just for fun, and I realised that cheesecakes have different cheese compositions across the globe. For example, in North America, cream cheese is used for making them while in Italy, ricotta cheese is used. In America, they are often baked, while in Australia, cheesecakes are usually unbaked. One dish and so many variations! This is exactly, why I love food 🙂
Oh, while we are on cheesecakes, have you tried this brownie cheesecake marble yet?