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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 😛

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 🙂

Recipe – Kiwi CheeseCake

What I used

for the base

  • Biscuit crumbs – 1 cup
  • Butter – 1/3 cup
  • a little milk to bind if needed

for the cheese cake

  • Gelatin – er 1 tbsp
  • Egg yolk – 2 nos
  • Sugar – 2/3 cups (u can cut down a little if u want)
  • Egg whites – 2 nos
  • Cream cheese – one packet or 225 gms
  • Kiwi crush – 1/4 cup
  • Finely Chopped kiwi – 2 nos
  • Whipping /Heavy cream – 1/2 cup

View with the base

How I made it

  • 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

here have a slice 🙂

Thank u kalyan for making me write here again, I think there is nothing I love more than food writing 🙂

PS: forgive the quality of the pics, taken by the cell cam in not so good light

9 comments on “Kiwi Cheese Cake

  1. pixie
    June 9, 2011

    I love cheese cake! 🙂

    and this looks very delicious! 🙂 🙂

  2. Noodlehead
    June 9, 2011

    ohh, i’ve been making cheese cakes every week now for the last month 😀 we just had mango cheesecake this week. Of course, I do the no-bake version because I’m too lazy! Kiwi is one fruit that we almost always have raw. Now I’m really tempted to try this…..maybe for next week.

    On a tanget, Mon, can you recommend a good brand of yeast that I can get in Bangalore? The one I use (Kwality, I think…it’s all my local grocer stores) has not been doing the job and it’s well within the expiry date too!

    • monikamanchanda
      June 14, 2011

      he he I made mango cheese cake in the weekend too 😀 which other fruits u have been trying

      yeast sigh u just dont get good yeast I agree, sometime back I dound a gloripan pack of yeast though that works well…. found it at spar

  3. Swaram
    June 9, 2011

    Am sooo like u Mons! Hate cheese, but abs. lovvvveeeeeeeeee cheese cakes 😀
    This is droooooolicious 🙂

  4. What a delicious way to use kiwis. That cheesecake must have gotten eaten up so fast. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cheesecake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

    • monikamanchanda
      June 14, 2011

      I am so sorry I missed this comment will link it in the next saturday?

  5. _blueMist
    June 18, 2011

    Yummy. Is there a way I can email you ?

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