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Authentic No-Bake Cheesecake With Strawberries

Authentic No-Bake Cheesecake With Strawberries

This is rich yet refreshing no-bake or rare cheesecake that uses sour cream.. Enjoy topped with lots of strawberries!

Ingredients: 18 cm springform pan, 16.6 cm in diameter inside

Base:
Biscuits
100 g
Butter
50 g
No-Bake Cheesecake Batter:
Cream cheese
200 g
Sour cream
100 g
Granulated sugar
70 g
Lemon juice
20 g
Heavy cream
200 g
Gelatin
5 g
Water
30 g
Strawberries for topping
1 1/2 packs
For the jelly liquid:
White wine
50 g
Water
50 g
Lemon juice
2 teaspoons
Granulated sugar
20 g
Gelatin
2 g

Steps

1. Dissolve the gelatin in water, and then microwave or place into a hot water bath to dissolve completely.
2. Place the biscuits into a plastic bag, crush, add in melted butter, and press into the mold. (Refrigerate while you do the rest).
3. Put the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and granulated sugar into a bowl, and stir over hot water bath or in a double boiler.
4. Add the lemon juice to the Step 3 bowl and mix well. Add the dissolved gelatin from Step 1, and mix some more.
5. Put the heavy cream in a separate bowl, and whip until it thickens (make sure not to over-whip it).
6. Put the whipped cream from Step 5 in the the cheese mixture from Step 4, and mix together.
7. Pour into the mold. Agitate the mold to even out the surface, and chill in the fridge. (I let it solidify in the fridge for half a day).
8. Prepare the jelly layer. Add all of the jelly ingredients to a pan. Heat over low heat after soaking the gelatin (until it begins to bubble around the edges.)
9. Place the bottom of the pan into ice cold water (ice water), and let cool.
10. Wash, hull, then halve the strawberries lengthwise, then line around the edges of the cheese cake from Step 7.
11. Line up the next row by stacking slightly on top of the strawberries in the first row.
12. It should look like this.
13. Pour the jelly from Step 12 on top, and chill in the refrigerator (The cheese cream will melt if the jelly liquid is too warm).
14. When it sets it's done.
15. It looks really pretty too, right?

Story Behind this Recipe

I love no-bake or "rare" cheesecakes, so I often challenge myself by making different types of this type of cheesecake.. Adding sour cream gives the cake a refreshing light flavor.