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Cooking with Lounge | For the love of cheesecake

Cooking with Lounge | For the love of cheesecake
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First Published: Sun, Feb 13 2011. 06 51 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Feb 13 2011. 06 51 PM IST
Chef Nishant Choubey of Cibo, Hotel Janpath, makes a Valentine’s Day special strawberry cheesecake
Ingredients
(Serves 2)
For the crust
5 digestive biscuits
3 tbsp butter
For the filling
500g double cream
150g castor sugar
100g Philadelphia cheese
50g mascarpone cheese
20g gelatin
10ml water
For the glaze
100g fresh strawberry, mashed
100g castor sugar
100ml water
For garnishing
A couple of 24k gold foil leaves
Mint leaves
Method
For the crust
Crush the digestive biscuits in a bowl. Add butter and mix well. Take a mould and press biscuit mixture to form a base.
For the filling
Mix the gelatin with water and heat it in the microwave for less than a minute so that the gelatin melts. Take the double cream in a bowl, add castor sugar and beat till it gets soft. Add the Philadelphia and mascarpone cheese. Add the gelatin to the cream-cheese mixture to give it some binding. Pour this mixture over the biscuit base and keep in the fridge to cool.
For the glaze
Take the mashed strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan, and cook over a flame. Keep stirring till it gets a sauce-like consistency. Cool in the refrigerator and then blitz to form a purée.
Spread the glaze over the cheesecake. Garnish with the 24k gold foil leaves and add a touch of green with mint leaves. Serve chilled.
A meal per person at Cibo, Hotel Janpath, New Delhi, costs Rs 1,200 plus taxes. The Valentine’s Day special package costs Rs 1,500 per person, inclusive of drinks.
komal.s@livemint.com
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First Published: Sun, Feb 13 2011. 06 51 PM IST