Friday, November 21, 2008

Simple Cheese Cake

I have been abit lazy at home. First reason: trying to take a break after the continous baking last week... and secondly I am hooked to a game which I just discovered in Sheen's notebook. This game "Adventure Inlay: Safari " has got me so addicted... burning several midnight oils to break thru the level at which I have been stucked for several days!

So this is my only bake (actually no-bake) in the week: a simple cheesecake which I got from Natalie.

You can see that I am real lazy - I have omitted all the toppings, just to have more time for the games :-)))

For some strange reason, I didn't take a pix of the full view of the entire cake. May be the fatigue from last night gaming session! *tsk*


For the Crust
50g unsalted butter
25g light soft brown sugar
45ml golden corn syrup (3 tbsp)
115g or 1 cup of cornflakes

For the filling:
11g sachet powdered gelatin (I used 4 gelatin leaf)
225g soft cheese
150g greek yoghurt
150ml single (light) cream
finely grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
75g caster sugar
2 eggs separated (I used 100ml whipping cream)
1 packet of strawberries
1/4 packet strawberry jello


  1. Place butter, brown sugar and syrup in a pan and heat over a low heat stirring until mix has melted and well blended. Remove from heat and stir in cornflakes.

  2. Press mixture over the pas of a 30cm loose base round cake tin and chill for 30mins

  3. Sprinkle gelatin over 45ml water in a bowl and leave to soak for a few mins. place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until gelatin is dissolved.

  4. Place the cheese yoghurt, cream, lemon rind and juice, caster sugar and egg yolks in a large bowl and beat till smooth and thoroughly mixed.

  5. Add the hot gelatin to the cheese mixture and beat well.

  6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks and fold into the cheese mixture.

  7. Pour mix over the corn flakes base and level surface. prepare strawberry jello mixture and cool slightly.

  8. Slice strawberries and place them in radiating order starting from outside - in.

  9. Pour Jello mix over strawberries just to coat strawberries with a nice glossy shine.

  10. Chill for 4 to 5 hours or until filling is set.


For my version, I have used the normal biscuit crust instead. These are the balance butter cookie that was sitting in my kitchen in the last 2 weeks so I am trying to salvage them. Otherwise I would have used cornflake for some little surprise.

Since this is a no-bake version, I left out the eggs for fear of salmonella! I used the whipping cream for leavening effect instead.


Art of Eating said...

Hi hi,

I'm behind my bake too~sick & lazy lor.

There's time i got hooked with this online game too. (kekekeke) Another excuse to give myself a break. Check this online Wahjong, very cool !

Hmmm... but don't laze around too long. Looking forward to your yum yum baking passion.

Cookie said...

Hey Fren, you gimme some more game site to distract me agh???? Hahaha!

Like that how to get back to baking??? How about you bake for me! :-)))


chumpman said...

Non-baked cake is always my priority e.g. cheese cake and tiramisu, simple but still yummy. I save the time to bake and do topping so I can have more time for homemade dinner from appetizer to dessert during holidays

Cookie said...

Hi Chumpman, how did your xmas cheesecake go. Tell me about it!

lala said...

hi can i ask u about the base.the cornflakes need to be crushed into fine pieces before pouring in the mixture?