Sunday, April 11, 2010

Strawberry Bull’s eye Cheesecake

Nancy invted us over for dinner on Easter. As usual she asked me not to cook anything except to bring a dessert over. So I made this cheesecake for the occasion. They were delightful to make. The pink layers were flavored with strawberry jam and essence. Overall, this cheesecake isn’t too sweet. The crust is a perfect balance to the richness of the cheesecake. I made some strawberry and blueberry compote to go with the cheesecake too.

Ingredients for the crust:

2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
¾ stick/6 tbsp of melted butter
2 tbsp of sugar

Ingredients for the filling:

2 block of 8 oz cream cheese (I used 1/3 fat free cream cheese)
1 can of 14 oz condensed milk
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
3 eggs
2 tbsp of flour
4 tbsp of sour cream
4 tbsp of strawberry jam
½ tsp of strawberry essence
A few drop of pink coloring

1. Line ann greased an 8” spring form pan with parchment paper. Wrap the outside of the baking pan with some aluminum foil. This is to prevent water from seeping in while baking. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degree F.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix the crumbs, sugar and melted butter together. Press it firmly into the bottom of the baking pan and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and set it aside. Begin to boil a large pot of water for the water bath.
3. Meanwhile, cream the cheese and condensed milk until well mixed. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix until incorporated and scrape down the bowl occasionally. Add in the flour, sour and mix well.
4. Add in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well. Take ½ of the cheesecake batter and place it in another mixing bowl. Stir in the strawberry jam, strawberry essence and a few drop of the pink coloring. Mix until well combined.
5. Drop about 4 tbsp of the white batter to the middle of the baking pan. Follow by the pink color mixture on top of each other. Proceed to do the same to the rest of the batter. Do not stir, swirl or shake the pan. The batter will spread on it own.
6. Place the baking pan into a larger pan and pour boiling water into the larger pan until halfway up the side of the cheesecake pan. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until the center is set. Do not over bake.
7. Turn off the heat and leave the cake in the oven with the door ajar for 45 min. Remove the cake from oven and chill for 4 hours or overnight before serving.

26 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I want to have a large slice of it! Just looking so yummy!

Anncoo said...

Yes, I want a big slice too ;DD

julie said...

it looks a lot like bahulu marble cake my mom used to make during hari raya... i bet it taste so good...

Barbara said...

Love this, printed the recipe and will bake it this week. My hubby will love it. Keep posting more cakes like that. Just yummy!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I also want, look beautiful and good!

dawn said...

that is just so pretty.

The Scone Gunman said...

This looks amazing! Definitely on my to-make list.

Lyndsey said...

Beautiful presentation. We have an over abundance of strawberries right now. I need to make some jam, then this!

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I'm coming over for a visit... and cheesecake is one of my favourite dessert.. *wink wink*

Honey Bee Sweets said...

As though it is not sinfully good enough...that scoop of strawberry and blueberry compote makes it even more irresistible! Thanks for the bull's eye recipe...will try it out. ;)

noobcook said...

The swirls are so pretty! :D

linda said...

A good friend of mine has been asking for me to make her a cheesecake for a while now. However sinc ethere are so many recipes available, I don't know which one to follow. Your recipe looks simple enough, and the outcome is beautiful. Thank you so much for the recipe.

The Sudden Cook said...

Amazing! So unlike anything I've ever seen.....love it - you're so talented!

Elin said...

Gert...that is a beautiful cheesecake..I want a slice too!!!

ReeseKitchen said...

Wa...now I know how the pattern comes out. Its so nice Gert, I like it so much. Thanks for sharing..:)

MaryMoh said...

If I stay near you, I will invite you very often....cos I want the cheesecake :P Looks very delicious and beautiful. Love the zebra swirl.

ICook4Fun said...

Angie & Anncoo, :)

Julie, I never see bahulu marble cake before mmmmm interesting. Do you have it in your blog?

Barbara, let me know if you like it and looking forward to see it at your blog.

Sonia,Dawn, Scone Gunman thank you.

Lyndsey, summer is around the corner so you can even replace it with other berries.

Cat, ha ha let me know when you are coming and I bake it for you.

Bee, yes the compote really compliment the cheesecake. Carlos still asking for it the next day :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Linda, yes it is simple and not too many ingredients and the outcome is great.

The Sudden Cook, thank you.

Elin, thanks.

Reese, thank you.

Mary, ha ha if you invite me over toyour house I bring dessert too :)

Sueozana said...

Hi Gert, I'm a newbie here but been following U quite a while. Last week I baked a stawberry cheesecake based on your recipe(derived from original recipe of yours, Blueberry cheesecake bars!). Very,very tasty... Thanks to U Gert N happy baking!

Jeannie said...

So pretty! would love to try this one day.

tigerfish said...

Pretty pink swirls....all of a sudden, I thought to strawberry cheesecake ice-cream ;O

Mochachocolata Rita said...

waw~ very beautiful pattern!

LK said...

You have a beautiful blog!!! I grew up in Singapore, but have been away for a very long time, and your recipes have opened up a lot of wonderful memories for me. I'm adding myself on as a follower!

~~louise~~ said...

That cheesecake sure looks "purty." I can only imagine how tasty it was.

Thanks for sharing...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply beautiful!

Sabrina Woon said...

OH YEAH. i want this !!!!! it looks so awesoeme ! the colours and everything making me want to drool :)

ICook4Fun said...

Sueozana, welcome. Glad that you try out the cheesecake and hope you will try this out too :)

Jeannie, thank you.

Tigerfish, ha ha

Rita, thank you.

LK, welcome and thank you for you kind comment. Hope to see more of you here :)

Louise, thank you.

LCOM, thanks

Sabrina, I am so sorry that we didn't get to spend some time doing baking when I was home. Hopefully next year I will stay longer and we can do some baking :)