There are only 2 seasonal fruits I eagerly await! One is my most favourite Mango!! Alphonso particularly! And the other being Pretty Pink Strawberries! And this pretty pink fruit comes twice a year here,winters and spring summers! Just bought a box full of Pink beauties home, and I knew just what I need to make off them! Fortunately, I managed to fetch a box of Phily Cream Cheese too! My job half done, with all the perfect ingredients , I made this quick fix dessert , so yummy, that my kiddo learnt to say “Strawberry” ..baubbling it as “Swabeee”!!
Mix together the crushed biscuits with butter and press them in a loose bottom tin or springform tin. Incase you dont have either,you can line the base of a flat plate with a foil and then proceed as mentioned above. Freeze the tin.
Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 5-7 mins and bake the crust from the fridge , for about 10 mins. This step is optional , but if done , will give a perfect base.
Pour the whipping cream and sugar in a bowl and whip using an electric beater till it forms stiff peaks.
Reserve 3-5 strawberies for garnish and lightly crush the remaining to a pulp. Add this to the whipped cream along with cream cheese and beat again till incorporated. Now , add the gelatine mixture and beat again for 2 mins.
Pour this mixture over the cooled baked crust, and refrigerate the cheese cake for atleast 1 hour, to set. Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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