Wednesday, 10 December 2008

My Birthday Vanilla & Mascarpone Cheesecake

Yes it´s my birthday today...28 years old...... and I mean ooooold. A simple non-bake vanilla cheesecake will brighten up my day. I made 6 individual cheesecakes out of the recipe but you can just as well make 1 big one and serve 6 - 8 people.

16 digestive biscuits
50g butter, melted
250g cream cheese
250g mascarpone cheese
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
2 eggs
1 ½ dl sugar
3 gelatin sheets, soaked in cold water
1dl double cream, whipped

the berry jelly
1dl frozen strawberries
1dl frozen raspberries
1dl frozen blueberries
1dl sugar
3 tbsp whiskey

Crush the digestive biscuits and stir in the melted butter. Line a baking tray with baking paper and push the biscuit crust down with your fingers to make the base. Chill in the fridge for 30 min.

Add the cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and vanilla seeds to a bowl and whisk together.

In another bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until fluffy.

Melt the gelatin sheets in a small pot with a tbsp of the cream cheese mixture and then pour back into the cheese mixture bowl and whisk together. Add the egg mixture to the cheese and fold together. Then fold in the whipped cream.

Pour into the cake tray and set aside.

To make the berry jelly, add the berries and sugar to a hot pan and toss. Add the brandy and let sugar dissolve. Add the gelatin sheets and let cool for 5 minutes. Pour over cheese cake and chill over night.

7 comments:

HLYNUR PÁLMASON said...

Til hamingju með afmælið bróðir, þú ert orðinn hund gamall en það er allt í lagi, mér þykir ennþá vænt um þig.
Við biðjum kærlega að heilsa famelíunni og ég ætla að gera marsipan desertinn í kvöld, búinn að kaupa allt ; )

Anonymous said...

Til hamingju með daginn ástin mín. Elska þig lengra en sólina, tunglið og stjörnurnar :)
Þrátt fyrir að eiga svona mikinn meistara"kokk" þá ætla ég samt að reyna að elda fyrir þig góðan mat í kvöld, og þú bara verður að þykjast líka hann :)
Puss puss...Rakel

Iris Heidur said...

Til hamingju með daginn í gær elsku Gummi! Mér finnst þú bara mjög mjög ungur..það er frekar ég sem er old:)
Vonandi áttirðu góðan dag og Rakel tekist að töfra fram kræsingar í tilefni dagsins...er það ekki annars?!
Knús og kossar,
sys

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday,Gummi!!
Thanks for writing your blog in English.For foreigner reader,you are so kind!Your blog is great and yummy!!!This cheesecake seems going well with coffee,and it's my favourite combination!
I'll try your recipe!!
Miho (from Japan)

Guðmundur Birkir Pálmason said...

Thanks everyone...:)

Anonymous said...

Love the mascarpone in the cheesecake and I think this single serving is very pretty, what kind of mould do you use?

Tami

Anonymous said...

posts are very nice.