In this flavour I tried Labneh (greek yogurt) and Kiri cheese for a simple reason that Philadelphia cream cheese was not available. Surprisingly I went to two supermarket and none of them has stocks! I wonder why? Does everyone trying to bake cheesecake at home? 🙂 Well, my best friend is coming over and I can’t back out now, She will just be here for a week and this is the only free day I can be with her (talking about how hectic schedule we have ;-( )..so be it! And?
Oh yes! another surprise, this cheesecake # 22 is super yummy! Blueberry-strawberry cheesecake
12 crushed digestive cookies
1/4 cup crushed pistachio nuts
1/4 cup melted butter
300 g labneh (greek yogurt)
250 g Kiri Cheese
250 oz thick cream
3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/8 tsp sweet vanilla powder
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup strawberry puree
1/2 cup blueberry puree
fresh strawberry and blueberry
strawberry/blueberry pie filling (optional)
Pre heat oven Gas mark # 3
Combine crushed cookies and pistachio nuts with melted butter. Press into sightly greased pan. Set aside
Mix Labneh,kiri cheese and sugar together, beat in medium speed. Add a pinch of salt,vanilla powder, flour and add the eggs one at a time.Add thick cream and mix thoroughly until smooth. Divide the mixture into three (3) parts. One part has no fruit, the second part add blueberry puree and the 3rd part add strawberry puree.I opted not to add food colour but I think it is more deliciously pleasing to the eye if I added. Well, there’s always another time :-).
Pour the 1st part mixture (without fruit) into the prepared pan. Slowly add the 2nd part, flattened with a metal spatula then the 3rd part. Actually, with the mini pan, I did differently as you can see the colour combinations are all mixed.
Baked for one hour in a water bath, leave for another 30 minutes with the oven door closed. Then another 30 minutes slightly opened and another 2 hours to chill before topping and serving.
Ladies, you may also try my tea concoction (a combination of organic rose tea, rose syrup and fruits (lemon,strawberry and blueberry) so refreshing!