One more Valentine special recipe which I made yesterday for my Valentine , he and kids enjoyed it a lot. As I always go for low calorie and low fat desserts, But cheese cake's richness of calories made me always hesitate to try it , though I am too fond of trying healthy and guilt free cooking, so came up with a healthy substitute of fatty cheese and cream used to make it. And to my surprise and good luck, the final outcome is just wow and of course a guilt free dessert.
Recipe is given below, hope you all will definitely like it.
LOW FAT VEG STRAWBERRY CHEESE CAKE
1 lt milk
1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
1/2 cup fresh strawberry puree
2 tbsp sugar, you can add more
4 gm agar agar( China grass)
1/2 cup water
12-15 any sweet biscuit, I used 4 belvita biscuits
1 tsp ghee or butter
First of all boil milk, then add lemon juice or vinegar , little by little till it get cuddle. Then strain it in a muslin or any fine cotton cloth. Wash it under tap water to remove sourness of vinegar or lemon from cheese. Then squeeze it well and hang some where for at least 1 hr to drain excess water in it. Now your cheese is ready to use.
Soak agar agar strips in water for at least 20 mins. Then take 3/4 cup of water in a pan, add soaked agar agar and boil. After boiling, lower the flame and let it simmer till agar agar get completely dissolved in water. In meanwhile take cheese in mixer and churn till smooth, both not too much.
Now add strawberry pulp and sugar in it and churn again for 2-3 pulses only. Now pour it in a bowl.
Now make powder of biscuits in a mixer and add ghee or butter in it. Take a greased pan lined with parchment paper or use springform mold of your choice, spread this biscuit ghee mixture in it evenly and press with a spatula to get a firm base.
Now in cheese strawberry mixture add agar agar liquid. Mix well and pour it on biscuit base evenly. Tap the pan to remove any air bubble formed .
Keep the pan in freezer for 10 mins or keep in fridge for atleast 2 hr. For demolding , run a clean knife along its sides so that it leave the edges of pan then carefully lift it and place on a plate. Cut in desired shape, pour some strawberry syrup on it and serve chilled.
You can also prepare strawberry sauce at home, take half cup crushed strawberry and 1/4 cup sugar. Put in a pan and cook till every thing is nicely cooked and get sauce consistency, if needed add some water too.
Be careful with agar agar, as it can set at room temp too. So don't keep it for long after cooking other wise it will set itself. Always dissolve it when everything is ready.
This is so creamy and scrumptious desserts that can make you star of any party you are hosting. Just try once you will never regret. Hope you all will definitely give it a try and pour your queries, comments and suggestions ,they meant a lot to me.