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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

strawberry cheesecake

> part 1
> 8oz soft cream cheese
> 1oz caster sugar
> 1 vanilla pod (or a few drops of a good vanilla extract)
> 1/2 pint double cream(lightly whipped to a 'ribbon' stage)
> beat the cream cheese and sugar together until fully incorporated.
> then fold in the semi whipped cream,again until the mix is fully
> incorporated and smooth.refrigerate for at least 1 hour
> part2
> 4 punnets strawberries,washed and hulled
> 6oz caster suger
> 3floz water
> bring the water and sugar to a gentle simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
> add 1/2 the strawberries, and cook until the fruit is soft,and the syrup
> has gone a rich red colour. using a hand blender, puree together
> until smooth. while still warm,pass through a sieve to get rid of any
> lumps and pour over the remaining strawberries. cover with cling film, and
> leave to cool.
> when parts 1 and 2 are made and chilled, assemble in glass tumblers(one
> per person), with broken biscuits in the bottom of the glass (shortbread
> are my favourite), two scoops of part 1 ( using an ice cream scoop and hot
> water), then a couple of spoons of part 2.
> as an extra finish, why not top them off with some 'popping candy' from
> the local sweet shop?

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