Saturday, November 8, 2014

Say Cheese:-)

Experimenting with Marie biscuits have been in my mind for a very long time. And last evening,we did it! I am not a dessert or a 'sweet' person. But my son is! During his high school days, he often tried experimenting with desserts and had developed a panache for them. With repeated trials he came up with pretty looking delicious treats. And we lauded his 'sweet efforts'. There's nothing better than something being prepared by the son or daughter and we parents seem to enjoy these efforts. So this time round, our boy, took some interest in trying out an easy-peasy cheese cake with Marie biscuits. The enthusiasm,of course, came from a friend who had treated me to her delicious cheesecake when she had me over for lunch at her place. Not just this, she even packed some for the boy! So this came as the inspiration and motivation. After what seemed ages, he decided to try out the recipe with some variations as we did not have blueberries. And viola! This did turn out super delicious though he was not really happy with the look. This was a trial of sorts and I am hoping that he will try this out once again for a more perfect, less colourful end product! At least that is what he intends to acquire; a less colourful appearance.
I shall share the procedure we followed for this particular cheesecake. What I liked about this cake was the fact that most of the ingredients are easily available in the supermarkets and many of us have these in our 'Indian larder' or storeroom. So here we go.....
a packet of Marie biscuits or Digestive biscuits
(We used 1 packet of it.)
a cup of fresh curd
a tin of condensed milk
some strawberry crush
100 gm of butter
tinned blueberries in case you find them....we couldn't so had to skip this one....
Crush the Marie biscuits well and add butter to this. Mix well and knead it like a dough. Flatten the dough on a pie dish and microwave for 1 minute. In the meantime, mix the curd and the condensed milk well using a ladle or spoon. Add this mixture to the pie dish and microwave for a couple of minutes on high. Once this is done, add the addition layer or top layer, that is the crush (and the blueberries  if available). Then refrigerate this to set. 
Easy, isn't it? I thought so,too. No fuss, no hassle and gets done quite easily. I shall leave you to try this out and do let me know how it turned out....:-).... I shall go off now to enjoy our cheesecake and feel happy about our efforts. For the moment I shall forget about the calories!

a bit,too colourfulbut tastes good!

Have a piece of it:-)

All that we needed....and it was 'utterly butterly delicious' !


  1. Good job. Meanwhile we picked up the rohu today for trying out your Machar jhol recipe tomorrow.

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. And do let me know how the maacher jhol turned out! I'm sure with a good cook like Tasneem,it's going to be excellent!

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    1. :-D...Indeed, Patricia! And we must not count calories!