Hello friends! My today's dish's first inspiration came from American Tv serial FRIENDS. There was an episode where rachael and chandler end up eating cheese cake meant for someone else. I kept wondering about this cheese cake and was longing to taste it. Some months back at a bakery near my place had strawberry cheese cake and i bought one small piece. It was soft cheesy, creamy and yet too yummy. I wanted to try since then and had seen many versions of cheese cake while blog hopping. Time had come for me to try this out so right now this version is mix and match of what I had seen across the blogging world. Feel free to try out any version but this by far was the easiest one.
- 1/4 cup crushed digestive biscuits
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup mango puree
- 1/2 cup paneer
- 3-4 tbsp agar agar or gelatine or chinagrass
- 1/2 cup fresh cream
- sugar to taste
- 8-10tbsp of warm water
I have used the glasses here to set my cheese cake and other versions are using spring form cake pan.
Mix soft butter with crushed biscuits and set it in base of glass or pan. Keep it in fridge to set for 10-15mins. In another bowl crumble paneer and mix cream with it. Blend it till it looks creamy. Keep it in fridge. Heat the water and add chinagrass pieces to it till they dissolve completely. Add the dissolved pieces in mango puree and mix it well. Take out the creamy paneer from fridge and add half the mango puree to this mixture. Mix gently and pour the cream mixture on top of the crushed biscuit layer. Do this very gently. Keep in fridge for at least 1 hour till this mixture sets. Once its set, add the remaining mango puree on top of the creamy layer. This third layer would be little thinner.
Since I made it very first time my third layer did not set properly but the look and taste was great. Keep it in fridge for 6-8hrs or you can have it next day as it sets very well by then.
Enjoy the lovely cheese cake.
Note: From what I read all over sites about cheese cake, some people use hung curd with cream cheese. I tried paneer with fresh cream to get creamy cheesy texture.