How beautiful and delicious looks this strawberry cheesecake is, right? It’s made from the strawberry cheesecake recipe below. This cake is a dessert made from soft cream cheese, eggs, milk, and sugar. You can also use other cheeses such as cottage cheese, ricotta, mascarpone, neufchâtel, or quark cheese.
The top is decorated with fresh fruit, cream, and icing. The base of the cheesecake is made from crumbs of graham crackers or nuts, or other ingredients that have a crumbly texture.
Even though it is a cake or sponge, it belongs to the category of dessert, pie, or custard, namely processed eggs and milk which are heated over hot water and become thick due to the egg protein coagulation process. (Wikipedia)
Without Using the Oven
The ordinary cheesecake recipe uses the cooking method known as bain-marie but this strawberry cheesecake recipe is made without an oven. You can simply chill it in the refrigerator.
Ordinary cheesecakes are made from eggs that are generally baked to ripen eggs. Meanwhile, gelatin is found in a no-bake cheesecake recipe. However, both types of cake are served after chilling in the refrigerator.
Gelatin is an ingredient. It is found in many products such as jelly and candy. Gelatin is used to strengthen the dough as in cheesecake, mousse, pudding, ice cream, or dough that uses fresh cream.
The use of gelatin in mousse helps the cream harden slightly and stabilize, but we must understand how to use gelatin. If you use gelatin sheets then soak the gelatin sheets in ice water until the surface is soft and then heat the softened gelatin in a saucepan over low heat until it melts and is ready.
Finding gelatin is not easy. For those who can’t get gelatin or for those of you who are vegetarian, there are several ingredients as a substitute for gelatin, namely:
Agar is a substitute for gelatin in many recipes and is widely available in the market. This ingredient is safe for vegetarians because it is made from seaweed. One tablespoon of gelatin can replace gelatin in equal proportions, making it very easy to measure it when cooking. Heat the agar so that it dissolves completely. Agar has no taste or aroma, much like gelatin. This ingredient is usually found in jelly candy which has a soft and smooth texture similar to the texture produced by gelatin.
Pectin is extracted from several types of fruits such as apples and oranges. Apple and orange peels contain high levels of pectin. Pectin powder solution is found in many foods more than gelatin. The downside of this ingredient is that it requires added sugar to get the best results. Pectin powder also tastes bitter because it is generally made from orange or lemon peels.
Carrageenan is a plant-based chewing agent that is a substitute for gelatin. Just like powdered jelly, carrageenan is derived from seaweed. Its elasticity and thickening ability come from the solvent fiber. The weakness of carrageenan is its ability to make jelly feel softer than jelly made from gelatin.
4. Guar Gum
Made from guar seeds, guar gum can be an alternative as a substitute for gelatin but with a different processing method. The ratio of gelatin to guar gum is 1:6.
There are many brands of cream cheese on the market. Anchor Cream Cheese is one of the best choices. If you can’t get it, Cream Cheese from the Yummy can be a substitute option. This time I used the Light version of Yummy Cream Cheese.
Strawberry has a beautiful red shape and a fresh sour taste. Since we get strawberries at cheap prices and have a lot of stock, why not just make a cake or cheesecake.
Strawberry Mousse for Strawberry Cheesecake Mix
Strawberry fruit that will be made cheesecake first crushed and mashed to make the mousse. This time I tried to make a cheesecake with a filling of fresh strawberries. Not using strawberry jam, but it is made from strawberries which are processed into the mousse.
There are three stages of mixing the ingredients, namely making strawberry puree, the middle layer of a chewy strawberry, and a layer of cheesecake. Take a look at the strawberry cheesecake mousse recipe below.
Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Recipe
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories249
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 9g 45%
- Cholesterol 43mg 15%
- Sodium 204mg 9%
- Potassium 149mg 5%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
- Sugars 18.5g
- Protein 3.2g 7%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.