Friday, August 23, 2013

Blueberry Basil Cheesecake (No bake)

I am happy, it’s no bake, its quick, its small, and it’s an individual serve size, perfect for a quick summer dessert. Cheesecakes have always been a fascination for me. I have not yet made any proper cheesecake for my blog but yes this recipe is definitely a good start towards it.
Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting primarily of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; often on a crust or base made from crushed cookies or graham crackers, pastry or sponge cake. It may be baked or unbaked. Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, fruit sauce and/or chocolate. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavors, such as strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, or toffee. Cheesecake is usually served as a dessert.
(Source- wikipedia)

Serve:      4
Preparation time :              20 minutes

Graham crumb:              1 cup (substitute: Crushed digestive biscuits)
Butter:                           4 tablespoon
Cream cheese:               1 cup
Blueberry:                      1 cup (fresh)
Basil:                              5-6 leaves (finely chopped)
Heavy cream:                 1 cup
Sugar:                            4 tablespoon (powdered)
Lemon zest:                    1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice:                  1 tablespoon


1) Mix the crumb and butter together and spoon it in the bottom of the glass. Let it cool refrigerator for 15 minutes.
2) Crush half cup blueberry, add it to the cream cheese, add basil leaves, lemon juice and zest. Mix well.
3) Whisk the heavy cream until soft peak, add sugar and whisk again until stiff peak forms.
4) Gently fold the cream cheese mixture and heavy cream.
5) Spoon it over the crumb mixture in the glass. Top it up with fresh blueberry and some basil leaf.

6) Keep it cold until served.


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