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No Bake Cheesecake topped with Strawberries

In Cakes, Cheese, Desserts on January 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

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The strawberries season has officially started here, though this cake was not the perfect way to start it. You could probably hear from my tone that this cake was not the greatest hit. Don`t get me wrong here, it was tasty, but it didn`t have that extra something, that makes a good cake wonderful.

I`m guessing that this cake may not be practical for those of you who live outside of Israel, since this cake is made with soft white cheese (or as we call it- “Gvina Levana”, simply meaning- white cheese). This cheese has low fat percentage, and is relatively light in texture. If you happen to know the exact name of this cheese in the US, please let me know.

If you are planning of making this one, I have two tips to make it better. First, use less gelatin the suggested in the recipe, I found that the cake was too firm. I would probably use about one envelope of gelatin instead of one and a half. The second tip is to add a bit more flavor to the filling, I used vanilla bean, but you could put some good vanilla extract or even lemon zest.

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Classic Baked Cheesecake

In Cheese, Desserts on November 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm

This cake is the perfect example of comfort food, the kind of home made, simple, not complicated comfort food. This cake is not sophisticated, does not have unique flavors or textures, and does not include exotic products. This cake is just simple. Simple, in the best way.

Just to make things right: This cake is not dry as it may seem in the picture, it was simply my mistake- I forgot to add the milk and the butter to the cheese batter (and the cake turned great in spite of that, but drier).

This recipe may look a bit long, but if you read it beforehand, and pay close attention, it won`t take you so long, and belive me, it will be worth it!

A few tips to help you get the perfect cheesecake:

-The newspaper patent: If you wish to get lighter colored cake sides, you could use this patent: take a newspaper page, and fold until you get the height of the pan. When making the cheese batter, soak the folded paper in water for about 5 minutes. Once the batter is in the pan, wrap the sides of the pan with the wet paper, then bake as written in the recipe.

-Pay attention to the oven temperatures: The temperature in this recipe may be confusing. Before each step of the baking, make sure that the oven is at the right temperature.

-It`s all about the hight: if you wish to make a higher (and more impressive) cake, make it in a 26cm. baking pan, and make sure to line the sides with higher sheets of parchment paper.

-Make it steamy: Make sure to put in the bottom of the oven a little pan with boiling water. This is to make sure that the cake would not crack in the middle.

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Cheese Cake

In Cheese, Desserts on July 18, 2008 at 8:50 pm

I must admit that I am not a cheesecake kind of girl. When I bake things, I usually prefer chocolaty stuff, rather than cheesecakes. Not that I think that cheesecakes are overrated, I just love chocolate a lot more.

This is the simplest cheesecake that I know, and this is, I think, the only cheesecake that I make on a semi-regular basis. It takes only a few minutes to prepare the cake, it doesn’t make a lot of mess, and the baking is fairly easy.

Another thing, besides all the other, that I really love about this cheesecake, is that it can be diversified in so many ways- you can add lemon zest, all kinds of chocolate, cinnamon, sour cream frosting and more.

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