FoodChef's summer delight: A fruity no-bake cheesecake

Chef's summer delight: A fruity no‑bake cheesecake

For such a cheesecake, it is worth using blueberries.
For such a cheesecake, it is worth using blueberries.
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24 June 2024 19:46

Famous chef loves using seasonal fruits in her recipes. And that's the case this time as well. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries perfectly complement the no-bake cheesecake. Since this dessert is served in glasses, you can make a portion with each family member's favourite fruits or mix them. It will be delicious every time!

In summer, you can enjoy desserts daily because they contain fruits and are based on dairy products. Nutritionists might not wholly agree with that. However, the no-bake cheesecake from chef Ewa Wachowicz's recipe is light. Additionally, you can eat just one portion, as it’s in a glass.

Dessert, but healthy

The ingredient list for this dessert is short. It is based on homogenised cheese, which is considered a diet food. It doesn’t have too many calories but is rich in nutrients. The ingredients of the homogenised cheese should include milk, cream, and lactic acid cultures. It is a valuable source of protein. Additionally, the protein derived from dairy products is even 2–3 times better absorbed than that found in milk. The same goes for calcium; the body fully utilises it.

With a hint of vanilla

Homogenised cheese is a popular snack for a second breakfast. It can also be used to make a light, no-bake cheesecake with fruits, like the one proposed by the chef. When choosing cheese, be guided by its ingredient list being as short as possible. The restaurateur recommends vanilla-flavoured cheese, which is often sweetened for the cheesecake. The label does not list glucose-fructose syrup, artificial flavours, or colourings. Most fruits pair wonderfully with vanilla-flavoured cheese, but the recipe's author recommends raspberries, currants, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries. For decoration, refreshing mint leaves.

Simple no-bake cheesecake

Ingredients:

            
  • 450 grams of vanilla-flavoured homogenised cheese,
  • half a teaspoon of gelatine,
  • 100 millilitres of water,
  • a handful of blueberries or blackberries,
  • several strawberries.

Decoration:

        
  • favourite fruits: blueberries, raspberries, currants, blackberries,
  • optional fruit glaze,
  • mint leaves for decoration.

Preparation:

  1. Dissolve the gelatine in hot water. Set aside to cool.
  2. Transfer the cheese to a bowl, add the gelatine and mix.
  3. Cut the strawberries into pieces and mix them with the blueberries or blackberries into the cheese mixture.
  4. Spoon the cheese mixture into glasses. Top with fruits for decoration. Cover them with glaze (made from gelatine dissolved in water with added sugar). Use a teaspoon or brush for this.
  5. Place the glasses in the refrigerator to let the dessert set. Before serving, decorate the cheesecakes with mint leaves.
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