Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year 2014!
Keep visiting and writing in.
I have been away travelling and life has been busy. Many stories to share with you in the posts to come up.
But for now here is a quick recipe of an easy yet decadent Cheesecake to celebrate the new year with your gang.
1 cup hung curd
2 cups homemade mascarpone cheese
200 gms icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
25gms agar agar
1/2 cup water
250gms digestive biscuits
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
50 gms butter
1 cup cherries for topping
few sprigs of fresh mint
In a dry grinder jar pulse the digestive biscuits along with butter and cocoa powder.
Boil half cup water and add agar agar to it. Stir till it dissolves completely. Let it cool to room temp.
In a 9 inch springform tin press down the powdered biscuits in an even layer. Chill in the fridge.
In the stand mixer bowl add hung curd, mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and dissolved agar agar solution. Add the sugar little at a time while you run the machine. Whisk till soft peaks are formed.
Pour the mixture into to the chilled springform tin, above the crushed biscuits. Chill for atleast 8 hrs or overnight to let it set properly.
Before serving top the Vanilla Mascarpone cheesecake with cherries and sprigs of fresh mint from your herb pot, I plucked some beautiful ones from my Window grill box.
I had made this cheesecake for Bhau beej for my bros but that won't stop you from making it for a New year's celebration, what say?
Serves 10 people generously.