Thursday, 12 January 2012

No bake cheesecake

I love cheesecakes. I can't remember from when, but I always have. From the day of yore, where there was no internet, I'd sit for hours looking a cookery books with recipes of cheese cake and long to make it. But for this ingredient called 'cream cheese'. Unfortunately, cream cheese in India comes with scary prices & even scarier expiry dates. So cheesecaking was limited to friends and relatives arriving from anywhere out of the country.

An unforgettable experience was having that one giant slice of Juniors cheesecake after watching a show at Broadway. This humongous slice of creamy cheesecake - just YUM!

A few months ago, my friend shared this wonderful recipe, which has been modified slightly to suit ones taste. Here goes a cheesecake recipe with well, no cream cheese!


2 packs of digestive biscuit
25 gms of butter (you can add more if you want a crunchier harder crust)

1. Crush biscuits in the mixie, add butter to the crumbs and mix till it all come together.
2. Line a springform tin (or any tin with a loose base) with foil and pack the crumb mixture into it.


Yogurt made from 1 lt milk (full/regular - both work well)
Paneer made from 1 lt milk (full/regular - both work well)
200 ml cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar (can be increased to 1 it you like it sweeter)
1.5 tbsp gelatin
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth till all the water has drained out - usually around 3 to 4 hours
2. Dissolve gelatin in warm water and keep aside
2. Blend together the hung yogurt and cream till smooth
3. Keep adding little bits of paneer till to achieve a smooth texture
4. Add gelatin and vanilla to the above mixture
5. Pour over prepared crust and refrigerate.

You have a choice of toppings, since strawberries are in season you can made a coulis by blitzing about 100 gms of the berries with a little sugar added (depending on how sweet the fruit is). With such gorgeous fruit how can one not use it.

I have also made it earlier with blueberry spread by St. Dalfour. But nothing like using fresh fruit.

1 comment:

Deeba PAB said...

I agree a 100%...scary prices and even scarier expiry dates {and questionable storage solutions!!} Must try your recipe, and check out Ayeshas blog. I love a good no bake cheesecake, and this looks yummy. I do have some tins of Del Monte cling peaches. Must try them with this... HUNGRY NOW!