Wednesday, 11 January 2012

No bake mango cheesecake


I am a huge fan of mangoes. I used to have a tree right outside my house when I lived in the tropics many years ago, and I had never tried mangoes up until then so assumed I didn't like them. They used to fall from the tree and stay where they fell on the ground. Years later I discovered I really love them. Now I miss that tree.

I also never used to like cheesecake and now suddenly I love it. I found this cheesecake recipe here. I changed a few things but basically stuck with the same ingredients. One ingredient I am not fond of is gelatine, it has the strangest smell! Next time I will find a substitute however I used it in this cheesecake.

Now I have to say I am not one to blow my own trumpet, well ok sometimes maybe when I master a new dish, but my husband called me a 'legend' after he sampled a slice of this cheesecake. 'Legend'.


Base:
1 packet Granita biscuits, blend to crumbs
100g unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
200ml whipping cream
250g cream cheese
60g caster sugar
3 medium sized mangoes, pureed (about 300ml)
1 tbs gelatine
3 tbs hot water

Topping:
I mango, sliced
50g mango jelly crystals
2 tsp gelatine
¼ cup hot water
¼ cup cool water

Grease round springform cake tin. ** tip: turn removable base of tin upside down so the cheesecake base won’t stick into the groove that forms at the join. I didn't do this and had a lot of fun trying to ease the cake out of the base of the tin. Mix biscuit crumbs and butter well and press firmly into base of tin. Place into the fridge while making the filling.

Whip cream to medium stiffness (mousse-like texture) and chill. In an another bowl mix cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and creamy.

Dissolve gelatine in hot water and stir until cool. Once cool, mix into mango puree. Add mango puree to cream cheese and sugar mixture and stir until mixed in well. Fold in the whipped cream until well combined. Pour combined mixture into base and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour, until set.

To make the topping combine the jelly crystals and gelatine, add hot water and stir until crystals have melted and mixture is smooth. Add cool water and stir.

Place the mango slices in decorative pattern on top of set cheesecake, slowly pour jelly topping on to the top of the cheesecake and chill overnight (or at least 4-5 hours to fully set).

I dare you to stop at one slice!

10 comments:

  1. i don't think i have ever seen a cheesecake so perfect. it looks amazing peggy. and mango...how delicious. you know a way to a man's heart is his tummy! photos are gorgeous. xo.

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    1. Thank you Veronica. I must say I don't think it would be hard to make this cheesecake without it winding up looking perfect, I think it is the combination of the jelly topping and the fact it sets nicely in the tin. My hubby is quite fussy (as in has very different taste to me) so his compliment was very much appreciated! xo

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  2. You had me at 'no bake' :)

    I love the fact that your husband calls you 'legend'.

    You have no idea how much I love that.

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    1. Cherie it is a pretty big call coming from him, he is quite particular when it comes to taste. I bake a lot of stuff he barely touches, so to get him to eat 2 slices in one sitting then call me a legend is phenomenal! haha Love him!

      No bake works perfectly for me since my oven door fell off. I still use the oven but the heat that fills the kitchen isn't so nice on 35 degree days!

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  3. Oh goodness me! Drool!

    I sent this on to my sister-in-law before even reading the entire recipe just based on that first photo alone! They also have a big mango tree in their backyard (in the tropics - Cairns) so I am hoping I get to try this next time I visit.

    One thing that they do with their mangos which is simple yet absolutely delicious - is to cut them up, freeze them and then puree roughly and serve with icecream - hmmmm!

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    1. Oh your lucky sister! I eat mango with icecream a lot, but I just cut it up and throw it on. Pureed sounds lovely, I will have to try that. Mango and icecream is the nicest combination.

      Let me know what your sister thinks if she tries out the recipe. xo

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  4. So sorry to hear that your holiday is over! This dish looks absolutely divine! My husband and I love mangoes- I'm going to have to try this recipe the next time I see good mangoes in the store. And I love that you don't have to bake it!

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    1. The no bake recipes are brilliant Sonali, I love them. I tend to do quite a few chilled slices for that reason. I am making your eggplant recipe again today for lunch, yum!!

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  5. Oh yum yum yum yum yum! yet another recipe I could see myself baking AND SCOFFING down in 10 minutes flat ;o) Thanks again for sharing Peggy xo

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    1. I actually took some to my sister in law's house so she and the kids could enjoy it, also as I knew I wouldn't stop eating it. It makes the perfect summer dessert, light and fluffy with that sweet tropical taste. DELISH!

      You're welcome Julie, I think you and I have a food sharefest going on! :) xo

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