Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Recipe | 0 comments

 

         Sometimes, I just get this intense desire and craving for cheesecake. You know- when you dream of stuffing a whole glob full of cheesecake into your mouth and get that sighing of pleasure when you feel the heavy, creamy, artery clogging deliciousness traveling down your stomach? Oh wait. That doesn’t sound so pleasant. 

        Well, that is why for those people out there who actually care about such things (I for one ignore the thought of calories when the food consumed is designated for the “dessert” stomach), I shall share this super simple recipe for making Rare Cheesecake! That’s right, you can be lazy and not even pop it in the oven if you want to be even healthier and have it without crust. The cheesecake comes out light and fluffy, not too sweet but still completely satisfying. Plus, you can use it as a base for literally any flavor. Here’s my blueberry version- full of healthy antioxidants! 

Ingredients

  • less than 1 pack graham crackers (eyeball this according to how thick you want your crust)
  • less than 2 sticks butter (also eyeball)
  • fruit of choice (blueberries, 100 g)
  • 125 g cream cheese
  • 100 g fresh cream (heavy whipping cream)
  • 3 tbsp fresh milk
  • 30 g sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp lemon juice (I tend to add much, much more- aka almost a whole lemon)
  • 2 1/2 tsp gelatin (a pack of the store bought gelatin works)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • whipped cream or fruit to decorate

Now here’s when you all read and be amazed. Literally four easy steps :)

1) Crush graham crackers into a semi-fine texture. It helps to put around 1 pack of crackers into a big ziploc bag and sealing it, then to use a rolling pin to smush them to oblivion. Mix in the softened butter until incorporated. Then pat the buttery crust into a cake pan- it makes things easier later to line the bottom and edges with parchment paper! Now pop into 350 F oven for around 20 min or eyeball it- when it looks baked and golden brown on top.

2) Mix all ingredients EXCEPT gelatin, hot water, whipped cream and fruit. 

3) Now mix gelatin with hot water and immediately pour into batter. Make sure it is incorporated.

4) Pour batter onto cooled crust. Now you can decorate the top with fruit or whipped cream if you so desire. Here I simply put blueberries in a blender, spooned it on top, and added some whole ones for decoration. Then just put your creation into the fridge until the gelatin has set (a few hours) and eat and enjoy!

 

Hope you guys enjoy this simple recipe, try it out and have a nice relaxing afternoon tea!

– Jas
Photographs taken by Jasmine Hwang

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