A simple but easy to make, strawberry daiquiri cheesecake.
Like most of the population this week, I have been trying desperately to avoid the heat and try to not get agitated by everyone and everything. I don’t know why I look forward to the summer really because I really can’t handle the heat. I go all pathetic as I sit in my underwear, leaking salty body water from my skin and contemplating taking out all of the freezers draws and sitting in it. No one really likes summer, do they? The 19-year old ‘sunshine Sheila’s’ bouncing along wearing floppy straw hats, oversized sunglasses, smiling and projecting their wistful optimism on everybody else. Who the hell does she think she is? The smell of burnt sausages wafting across the sky lending you the thought that ‘oooh that’s a nice smell, think I’ll burn myself some sausages too!’. Also, those stupid little flies that seem to bypass every single measure of defense you have put in place so it can land right in your drink or worse, on your face, immediately sending you into an arm flinging rage.
I was at the other half’s house the other night and after dinner – which was a nice pasta dish of spaghetti, lemon, chili, garlic, and broccoli – she fell asleep and I, was busy watching television. Forgetting that I’d left the patio doors open I suddenly realized I must have played Jumanji and rolled a 3 because of how many different flying species that had descended around the light shade. Not wanting to wake the other half, there I was – of course, in my underwear – swinging a magazine around and kicking the air like a semi-naked out of shape ninja, all the while trying to be deathly quiet. I imagine if you happened to look in and see me, it would have looked like I was producing a short film for channel 4. Weirdo.
Anyway, on to the cake. Now I must stress at this point that I am not a woman, I just got in touch with my feminine side today and as you can see I made a pretty good job of doing just that. The flowers are begonias by the way, pretty I know but they also taste nice too. The flower merchant’s face dropped when I told him I planned to eat his precious begonias, but I rarely grow anything in my garden unless I can eat it. My original idea was to create an updated, different strawberry cheesecake to the original one I posted way back in 2012. It was a good cheesecake but I wanted to do something a little different, so the idea evolved into this, a daiquiri cocktail meets cheesecake meets semifreddo, which to the uninitiated means semi-frozen, which gives the cheesecake a nice ice cream like texture.
If you make my Strawberry Daiquiri Semifreddo cheesecake recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
Cheesecake base Ingredients 200g digestive biscuits Cheesecake Filling Ingredients 300ml double cream For decoration (optional) Approximately 150g strawberries sliced Cheesecake base Instructions Cheesecake Filling Instructions Try out our Strawberry Daiquiri Semifreddo cheesecake recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Strawberry Daiquiri cheesecake
100g melted unsalted butter
400g full fat cream cheese
100g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
350g strawberries tops removed and cleaned
Juice and zest of 2 limes (zest them first and keep it to one side)
50ml of good white rum (add more if you like a stronger flavor, or omit if it’s for children)
1 Strawberry rose to carve, a link to do this is here
A handful of begonia flowers
Cheesecake base Ingredients
200g digestive biscuits
Cheesecake Filling Ingredients
300ml double cream
For decoration (optional)
Approximately 150g strawberries sliced
Cheesecake base Instructions
Cheesecake Filling Instructions
Try out our Strawberry Daiquiri Semifreddo cheesecake recipe and post your results below in the comments…