Friday, 22 February 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

Has it ever happened to you that you look at a photo in some food magazine or recipe book and...you fall in love with it? it just consumes you...you feel like you have to make this recipe right away or else....or else you will lose your sleep and your general ability to function and the only thing you have on your mind is...scavenging, i.e., looking into your pantry or through the length (and breadth) of your local mall in search of the required ingredients so that you would be able to (finally) make that dish.......or maybe instead of "falling in love" , I should say its like that bad itch that HAS to be scratched!

Well the same thing happened when I was browsing through the BBC GoodFood Magazine's December issue. The moment I saw it, I knew I HAVE to make it! This is the original tart from the magazine

                             Strawberry & mascarpone cheesecake tart
And this is the one that I made.


It's a no fuss and easy-to-put-together dessert and it tastes awesomely fresh and divine. Of course, using a good quality cheese and nice and fresh berries makes tons of difference. I used homemade Mascarpone cheese, the recipe is here.


Strawberry Mascarpone Cheesecake Tart
Adapted from The GoodFood Magazine India, December 2012 issue

Ingredients
375g block sweet shortcrust pastry
250g tub mascarpone
150g yogurt
150ml whipped cream
3 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
750g small strawberries , cored and halved

Method:
Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of 1/4th inch (mine was thick as I had extra pastry, didn't want to throw away extra :D) and use to line a loose-bottomed 20cm sponge/tart/pie tin. Leave the excess pastry over hanging to avoid shrinkage. Fill with baking paper and baking beans and bake for 15 minutes. Take out the paper and beans and keep baking for another 15 minutes until the pastry is cooked through and golden. trim the excess pastry then leave in the tin to cool completely.
Beat the mascarpone until smooth then add the yoghurt, cream, 1 tbsp icing sugar and vanilla and beat together until really thick. Spoon into the cool pastry case and level. Cover with strawberries and put in the fridge to chill for 2 hours.
Put the remaining strawberries in a food processor with the rest of the icing sugar. Whizz to a purée and sieve to remove seeds. Serve the tart with the strawberry purée spooned over just before serving.


Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Darling Anuja, where have you been? MIA for so long, hope everything is okay at your side. Or are you busy like the Queen bee? I was just thinking about you yesterday, where is this lady missing in action??? LOL

    Anyway so glad to see you back in action. Your strawberry cheesecake tarts is to die for.... save a big slice for me please. It look so scrumptious and inviting. :)

    Have a nice day. With lots of love and hugs to you. Btw, happy belated Valentine's day to you.

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  2. OMG ! Mouthwatering here...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow can I have a slice??? I am drooling here.

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  4. Mouthwatering & too very tempting!!!!!!

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  5. Hi Anuja, I have been missing your posts too. Hope everything is well at your side. Your cake looks great :)

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  6. A very lovely creation indeed, I can understand why you fell in love with this tart....looks totally to die for!

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  7. Hi Anuja,
    Nice to see your post!
    The strawberry cheesecake looks so good! Wish I could have that slice on the plate! Yummy!

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  8. Hi!!!!
    Strawberry cheese cake looks mouth watering!!!!!!!! lovely!

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  9. Hi Anuja, the tart looks really delicious! I'm falling in love with it right now! I've never heard of making mascarpone cheese from scratch, off to check your out right now! :)

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  10. You said it, a look at your strawberry cheesecake tart is making me want to try it soon. Super awesome!!

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  11. Hi Anuja,
    I miss you too and misses you post as well : )
    Your strawberry tart looks so inviting with the vibrant red from the strawberry!!
    I love to have a piece from you.. :p

    I have some awards for you dear. Please collect here : )
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  12. I am forever falling in love with recipe photos. This looks amazing!

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  13. Hi Anuja, really glad to see your post again. Truly miss it & baking along with you. Lovely strawberry cheesecake tart & you've made your own mascarpone cheese! This tart looks so inviting & delicious! Love to have a slice of this refreshing tart now; Take care & looking forward for your next post dear. Have a nice day, Anuja; Sending you lots of hugs ! ;)

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  14. oohh....awesome...
    Hi..there's an award waiting for u at my blog..do come and grab it ;)

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  15. Hi Anuja, just pop in to say hello. How you doing?
    With hugs and warm regards to you.
    Amelia

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  16. Hi Anuja, drop by to say hello. Still busy like a Queen Bee? Haven't seen you for the past 3 months, I hope everything is fine at your side.

    Have a nice week ahead. Take care. Hope to see you back in action soon.

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  17. Anuja, this is so pretty. Are you sure these 2 tarts aren't made by the same person? Because they look equally delectable. I love the look of it ;)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)

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