Cakes, Summer

Strawberry cheesecake

August 12, 2013

strawberry cheesecakeI try to uncover the reasons why Polish cheesecakes are liked so much. I always thought it is hard compete with food people know and like, but it looks like it is the other way around. I usually experiment on my coworkers. They seem to like it, well they even demand for more. When I asked them which cake was their favourite so far I heard – cheesecake.

I’m guessing that maybe it is just a cheese is different and Polish cheesecakes have slightly more texture and heaviness, but still are creamy.  But these are just pure guesses, all I know it’s a third cheesecake that everybody liked, even though it didn’t have a cookie base.

Strawberry cheesecake

Makes: For 20-cm spring form

Strawberry cheesecake

Recipe adapted from blog Moje wypieki

  • 500 g full-fat or half fat curd cheese (twarog), ground at least twice
  • 130 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch or potato starch
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g strawberries, hulled and halved
In a big bowl mix slowly curd cheese adding gradually sugar.
Add eggs one at the time.
Add to cheesecake mixture the rest of ingredients: lemon juice, corn starch or potato starch, plain flour, and vanilla extract and mix it briefly until combined. Don't over mix it.
Grease a baking tin or line it with baking paper.
Place the cheesecake mixture in a form and smooth down.
Place the strawberries at the top.
If you want to achieve creamier texture and nice white colour, put an oven-proof dish filled with boiling water at the bottom of the oven.
Bake at 180ºC/160ºC fan for about 45-60 minutes.
Cool down with a slightly ajar oven and place in a fridge for a night.
Enjoy!

Notes

The recipe is very simple and you can use any other fruits like blueberries or raspberries.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Bea August 12, 2013 at 22:24

    Nie ma to, jak dobry sernik :) Dla mnie wlasciwie w kazdej postaci – i tej tradycyjnej, i jako ‘cheescake’. Teraz niestety moge tylko wirtualnie sie poczestowac (bo sernik bez jajek i na kozim serze to nie do konca o samo ;)).

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

    • Reply Magda August 12, 2013 at 23:05

      Ech Beo, szkoda, szkoda, że nie możesz prawdziwego sernika zjeść. Może jakimś cudem w końcu przejdzie. Ja póki co nie jadłam sernika na serze kozim i bez jajek, ale z chęcią kiedyś spróbuję.

  • Reply Marta August 13, 2013 at 23:57

    hm…a jak będziesz następnym razem robić znów sernik to mi powiesz? – to przyjdę pożyczyć trochę ‘soli’ ;-)

    • Reply Magda August 14, 2013 at 14:04

      Nie ma problemu :) Zawsze jest wiecej i zazwyczaj zjadam za duzo ;) Wiec z checia sie podziele :)

  • Reply Marta August 14, 2013 at 22:11

    no to czekam z niecierpliwoscia :-)

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