To improvise the look of my cheese cake, I added whipped cream rosettes and chocolate lace wraps, on which I have been watching videos over videos in Youtube to bring out the best possible results. I must say despite of my effort and practice I haven't been able to master this art, and if you have noticed you can see patchworks here and there. I did not find it as easy as done or mentioned my fellow blogger friends...This was the third time I am trying to design a cake lace wrap and I was far better than last time when I had the parchment paper on which I designed the lace went soggy and failed to stick around the cake. I must definitely do a deep study on this to find out the places where I went wrong, wheather it is the quality of chocolate, or parchment or my lose of knack...
Now straight to the recipe.
- digestive biscuits-200 gm
- butter - 50 gms
Prepare the biscuit base by blending these two ingredients and spread onto the base of a loose bottom or spring form pan. Press it with your knuckles and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes or until you prepare the filling,
- whipping cream- 1 cup
- vanilla essence- 1 tsp
- icing sugar/powdered sugar- 3 tbsp
- hung curd or cream cheese- 500 gms
- condensed milk- 200 gms or 1/2 tin
- crème caramel powder and sauce- 2 packets
- gelatin powder - 4 tsp
- water- 1/4 cup
- coffee powder - 2tsp- mixed in 1/4 cup water
In a bowl, place cheese, condensed milk, crème caramel powder and sauce, and coffee and whip using an electric beater till smooth paste.
Microwave gelatin and water on low, until gelatin dissolves and pour this over the cheese filling and mix well.
In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the cheese filling and mix until well combined. Pour this over the frozen biscuit base and keep in the fridge until set.
I am not posting how to make chocolate lace wraps because I don't think I am good at it.. You can find better videos and tutorials on web.. I am not an expert.
- I used Hung Curd which can be easily prepared at home. Learn how to make hung curd by clicking this link http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Hung-Curd
- I used only half of the recipe which made a good amount for a 6" diameter pan. But I used the same quantity of biscuits for biscuit layer.
- To learn how to make chocolate lace wraps click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-RM7JyToew