I made strawberry jello cheese cake.
It is a no bake recipe so anyone can make it !
I didn’t manage to capture every single step in photo because my hands were either oily ( cos of the butter ) or busy.
Firstly i melted 150g of unsalted butter in a pan. You can do it in a microwave. But because i don’t have one at home , i did it on a pan under low heat. You can get unsalted butter from NTUC. Most of the ingredients below can be bought at any supermarket.
Next , 300g of digestive biscuits for the base. Grind the biscuits in a blender. Don’t put all the big pieces of biscuits in the blender all at one go. Because it will take damn long to grind it into powder or spoil your grinder.
So i put them in a plastic bag and crushed them into very small pieces. Then i put bit by bit into the grinder. Grind bit by bit and pour the powdered biscuits into a bowl and repeat again by putting the crumbs into the grinder again.
Next , pour the butter into the powdered digestive biscuits and mix well.
Then spread it on a tray. Buy any aluminum foil tray and lay it with baking paper and spread butter on it using a brush so that your cheese and base will not get stuck to it when it is all ready. Once you spread the biscuit and butter mix on a tray , put it in the fridge and chill for about 2 or 3 hours.
Next , dissolve 1.5 table spoon of gelatin powder in hot water and wait for it to cool. I used the spoon which my family clinic gave me when they prescribed me medicine. The one with one big and one small side. To fasten the process, i only add in enough boiling water to dissolve the powder and then add water.
While waiting for the base to be ready and the gelatin mixture to cool. Take 250g of cream cheese and add in 1/2 cup of sugar using a measuring cup.
Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream cheese and sugar. It shoulder be like very creamy, soft and smooth. Because my cream cheese was in a huge block , i slice into tiny pieces so that it is easy to whisk.
After whisking till it is soft , creamy and fluffy , i added in about 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can get this from NTUC or any shop that sells baking utensils and products. And after the vanilla was well mixed , pour the gelatin mixture slowly into the cream cheese mixture bowl slowly as you whisk.
It should look something like this.
Once the base was chilled and hard , use a fork and poke holes. I didn’t actually do it but my mum told me to do. Not too hard because you may “crack” the base. Don’t sink it too deep either.
Then , pour the cream cheese mixture into the aluminum tray. Let it cool down at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
After 20 minutes….
Slowly add your perfectly half cut strawberry heart shapes in.
Put into the freezer and let it chill overnight.
Now is to create the jelly layer.
Next morning , dissolve the jelly powder a bowl of boiling water. Mix it well and then add cold water. Wait for it to cool. Must wait for it to cool or else your cheese layer may melt or float up if you add the jelly mixture in too early. Once cooled , pour the mixture onto the tray of cheese.
Let it chill in the freezer for about 4-5 hours or overnight.
Then ready to serve ! I cut them into several pieces. Because i was using an aluminum tray and the sides were kinda ugly , i cut them away and make it perfectly and nice square shape.
Here’s my Strawberry Jelly Cheesecake !
300g of digestive biscuits , 150g of butter, fresh strawberries , 250g of cream cheese, 1 pack of jelly powder, 1.5 table spoon of gelatin powder , 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract , 1 aluminum or baking tray and baking paper.
BTW , Spring Collection 5 just launched !