A month ago, I asked my fiance what his favorite desert is, as we all know the greatest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!
He told me that he loves cheesecake and being the obsessive perfectionist that I am, I set out to the make the best cheesecake ever known to a man!
But one thing you have to know, for all the women out there, nothing can simply beat his mother’s food, even if you did a better job, you really don’t come close to her! Their sentences always ends with ‘but mom makes the BEST….’.
Its ok to be second best in this case..accept it and move on…I know I did..
I hunted for cheesecake recipes online..and boy was I confused by the variety! So I went back to him and asked him what his favorite cheesecake topping was….”blueberry”
So I scoured all over the internet for a berry cheesecake. I wanted something simple and quick to prepare…no complicated weights and measuring flour and eggs thats bound to be a disaster. (Maths isn’t my forte). I found a lot of recipes that uses eggs and they bake their cheesecakes until its all wobbly! (Do I want to wait anxiously outside the oven on my knees and poking the cheesecake with a toothpick to see if it’s done….no thank you..)
Don’t worry…I wont do that to you either! Here is my no bake cheesecake version that my fiance loved! Daring to ask if it was better than his mom’s…he said ‘only cause you used real berries, mom didn’t do that’. Now thats how you get to his heart
No bake berry cheesecake
-McVites Digestive original biscuit box 250g
– Lurpak butter 125g stick
– 3x 200g philadelphia cream cheese original
–1 puck 250ml thick cream (this is usually available in the Middle East, you can use nestle thick cream or any kind of thick cream if you couldn’t find puck)
–3 tablespoon of icing powder sugar
–1 Jar Blueberry jam (Hero brand is my favorite, but you can use other brands)
-a box of fresh blueberries and blackberries for toppings.
-a tablespoon of Vanilla essence
-a cake tin
Put all digestives in the food processor and grind until smooth.
melt the butter in the pan (don’t burn it) then add the digestives from the food processor into the pan with melted butter.
make sure all the digestive is coated with the butter stir using a wooden spoon and cook on low fire for 5 mins.
add the biscuit mix onto the cake tin, use your hands or spoon to make a flat thick layer, cover the cake tin with cling flim and store in fridge.
Mix all the 3 tubs cream cheese and a tablespoon of vanilla essence and 3 tablespoon of icing sugar in mixing bowl with electric whisk, until smooth. Then add the puck cream and whisk till its all mixed well.
Take the cake tin from the fridge, remove the cling film and add the cream cheese mix on top of the biscuit base and spread it around evenly. Cover with cling flim again and store in fridge OVERNIGHT. (the longer you leave it, the better the flavor.)
Before serving, spread blueberry jam (which should be stored in fridge beforehand) all over the cheesecake top and add fresh blackberries on top. Remove from the cake tin and place on a round plate to serve. Voila!
I really hope you guys try this out, it’s very easy and if you do please let me know how it went! p.s. The cheesecake picture is my actual berry cheesecake, not taken from web xxx