Well folks it is that time of year again "VALENTINES".....
So if there is some one special in your life and you want to impress , what a lovely dessert fitting for the occasion.
I remember a friend of mine , going out for a meal on Valentine , with her partner. She was telling me about getting this wonderful cheese cake with love heart shape strawberries underneath the jelly .... So this is my in take on that cheese cake . I hope you like and enjoy ... :)
p.s I have tried to make this cheese cake as low in calories as I possible could , with out taking away any delicious flavour.
crush the digestives in a food bag , I used my rolling pin , melt the butter in your microwave and pour over the crumbs ,make sure that all the crumbs have absorbed the butter. Press into the base of your tin and leave to chill in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
This is the low calorie Philadelphia cheese .
In a food processer add the can of strawberries and liquidise for a second, with the gelatine add 2 table spoons of gelatine to heated not boiling strawberry syrup about 3 tablespoons of syrup and mix into the strawberry puree.
In a bowl add the Philadelphia cheese ,caster sugar , fresh cream and the puree strawberries with the gelatine and mix altogether with a hand held electric mixer , until the mixture is nice a creamy ..
Pour your strawberry cheese cake mixture ,over your prepare base , cut your fresh strawberries in half . Now on the top of the strawberries cut out a V shape so that the strawberries looks like a love heart . Decorated the cheese cake with the strawberries on top , very gently pressing on to mixture .. Leave to set for 3 -4 hours in you fridge ..
After the first 3 hours , make the jelly . Take first 1/3 cup of cold syrup and add to that the jelly crystals and mix to a smooth paste...In a measuring jug pour in the strawberry syrup from the can of strawberries and microwave for 2 minutes ....add to that the jelly paste and give it a good mixing all you will need is about 1-1/2 cups of jelly 300ml...place your measuring jug in a large bowl of ice cube water to cool down quickly just about 5 minutes . Just when you start to see the jelly setting .
After the first 3 hours take out the cheese cake from your fridge , it should be firm at this stage . Pour over the top of cheese cake the cooled jelly .place back in fridge for an other hour until the jelly as set probably ..
There you have it, a lovely treat for your Valentine , or for any special occasion ....Hope you like and enjoy .... (*_*)