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Recipe

Posted On: 01 November, 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake


Give your taste buds some loving with a delicious cheesecake, loving crafted by our one and only Selasi.


NUTTY BASE

Ingredients
•          30g flaked almonds
•          60g dried cranberries
•          30g cashew nuts
•          5 fresh dates, pitted
•          2-3 tbsp of melted Vita Coco Coconut Oil
•          150g dark chocolate, cherry and nuts granola

Method
1.     Preheat the oven at 180 fan
2.   Whizz the almonds, cranberries, dates, cashews and granola until crumbly
3.    Line the base of a 8cm spring form tin with parchment paper
4.   Fill the tin with the whizzed mix, level the top and bake for 15 minutes
5.   Allow to cool once baked

CREAM FILLING
Ingredients
•          240ml half fat extra thick cream
•          225g crème fraiche
•          50g icing sugar

STRAWBERRY PUREE
Ingredients
•          200g fresh strawberries
•          1 tbsp sugar
•          50ml water

Method
1.     Bring all the ingredient to a boil in a pan
2.   When soft, puree and allow to cool

Decoration
Ingredients
·     50g grated milk/dark chocolate
·     1 Punnet of perfect fresh strawberries

Method
1.     Cut a ‘v’ on top from the stalk end of each strawberry to create a heart shape. Discard the stalk
2.   For the cream filing, begin to whip the cream with half the sugar until stiff peaks form, making sure you do not over whip
3.    Beat crème fraiche with the remaining sugar until smooth. Once smooth, fold in the puree
4.   Mix together the cream and crème fraiche mixture
5.   Line the tin around the base with acetate paper and spoon half the mixture into the tin
6.   Cleverly place the heart shaped strawberries into the tin. Cover the strawberries with the remaining cream mixture making sure you bury the green stalk. Refrigerate until set
7.   When ready to serve, decorate with fresh strawberries and grated chocolate. Cut across the cheesecake when you serve as this will reveal the strawberry hearts



Enjoy and spread the love!

Dessert, Coconut Oil

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