This cheesecake is low in calories compared to the conventional ones. The cheese layer was mainly made up of cream cheese, tofu and yogurt. No heavy cream was added.
In fact, I actually made it using natural sweetener called Stevia! I will talk to you guys about it very soon as it is my ongoing project I have been working on. Meanwhile, let’s head back to this recipe. ^^
It is great for vegetarians too as I had used agar agar powder instead of gelatin. It is light and refreshing, yet somehow creamy. I really love this dessert especially after a heavy meal or dinner. It makes a great light cheesecake for night guest too!
Strawberry Jelly Tofu Cheesecake
A low-calorie cheesecake so light so refreshing yet so creamy.
Makes one 8.5 inch round cake using springform pan
(1 cup) 250 grams of natural greek yogurt, room temp
(7.5 oz.) 200 grams of firm tofu (Tau Kwa)
(3/4 cup) 185 grams of fine white sugar
(1/4 cup) 65 ml of milk
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
(1/2 cup) 125 ml of water
2 tsp. of agar agar powder
8 strawberries, sliced if desired
Strawberry Jelly Layer
1 1/2 tsp. of agar agar powder
(7 oz.) 200 grams of strawberry, sliced
(1 1/2 cup) 375ml of water
(1/3 cup) 80 grams of sugar
To make the crust
Blitz digestive biscuit, softened butter and salt together. If crushing in the ziplock bag, melt butter instead.
Transfer into a 8.5 inch spring form pan lined with parchment paper.
Use the back of something flat and press firmly. You may use your hands to press down too.
Set aside in the fridge while you make your cheesecake.
To make your cheesecake layer
Make sure that everything is in room temperature so that the agar agar can be well mix into it later.
In your food processor, blend greek yogurt, Tau Kwa, cream cheese, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and lemon juice until smooth. Leave it inside while you dissolve your agar agar.
In your saucepan, dissolve agar agar powder with water. Bring it to a rolling boil and let it boil for about a minute. Shut off the heat and immediately drizzle in the mixture into your food processor while it is on.
Quickly transfer the cheese mixture into your springform pan. Spread evenly.
You may add some sliced strawberries if desired, just make sure to carefully top onto the cheesecake. Transfer back into the fridge for an hour while you make your strawberry jelly.
To make strawberry jelly,
In a saucepan, bring sliced strawberry, agar agar powder, water and sugar to a boil while whisking. Once it stared to boil, bring the heat down to medium-low and whisk for another 2 to 3 minutes. You want to make sure to mash the softened strawberries as you whisk to extract all the flavors.
Strain the jelly mixture and let it cool on the countertop just until lukewarm temperature as agar agar sets around room temperature.
Slowly pour on top of the cooled cheesecake layer and immediately let it cool completely in the fridge.
Best serve chilled.
- Make sure that everything is in room temperature so that the agar agar can be well mix into it later.
- To cut back on calories, you may substitute digestive biscuit with other alternatives.
Don’t you just love something that is buttery and jelly?
In Singapore (since we follow the British), we call these Jam Drop biscuits. But in America, it is commonly known as Thumbprint Cookies.
Nevertheless the names, they are the same and super delicious. Basic butter cookie with wonderful sweet jam in the center. They are great as a meetup gift, so be sure to double or even triple the recipe! It will sure be gone in just a few hours time.
I love crumble cake. And this is so berry-licious! Very Berry Crumble Cake. The fact that it is whole meal, it is awesome! Look at those baked berries! You can use a mixture of different berries, I used some strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
For 3rd episode of Summer Party, I will sharing this simple recipe to you guys! It’s my Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce. You could use homemade Butter/Pound Cake (Check out my recipe here) or store-bought ones.
Perfect for Summer Party and entertaining.~
Butter cake is great. Buttery, sweet and delicious. When you grill, it brings the cake to a whole new level. You will get that crispy grilled-marks and it will be all so warm and special.
Something like this, have to go with something refreshing. The Fresh Strawberry Sauce is a nice complement to the sweet and crispy warm Butter Cake. It has that tart and refreshing flavor that will sure to make you feel so oh-Summer.
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Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Refeshing crispy butter cake with fresh tart strawberry sauce.
Butter Cake recipe: http://wp.me/p5kmjX-dr