|Pumpkin||-- 10-18-2004 @ 12:40 PM|
There is dessert place called "cheesecake etc." in Vancouver. The chesscake there is soft and smooth, plus the flesh strawberry topping, I could not forget the tastie experienced there.
Since I moved to Hong Kog now, it's hard to taste these yummy cakes anymore. Are there any Vancouver cookers who knows how make these yummy chesscake? Please teach me, or give me some tips how to make them!
|chefclarence||-- 10-19-2004 @ 12:06 AM|
Yes many Vancouverites like the cheesecake at the dessert place. Actually it is a spin-off version of Italian dessert Semi-Freddo, or half frozen cheesecake. It does not involve baking, or using gelatin. An easy way to make it is to cook eggyolks and sugar over simmering water to 140F to kill the Salmonella, then add cream cheese(I use Imported Italian mascarpone cream) mix well, fold in whipped cream, turn the mixture into cheesecake pan or pastry ring, smooth top, cover and freeze for 6 hours. Enjoy!
The actually preparation takes only 20 minutes plus freezing time. The only critical point is temperature control. I have taught hundreds of students to make Freddo Cheesecakes, in 14 flavors. Too bad you did not attend my cooking class on dessert creations in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
|Pumpkin||-- 10-19-2004 @ 12:55 PM|
Thanks for your reply and the tips, chef Clarence!
Too bad, I'm already moved to HK, otherwise I could directly learn from you! Tell the true, I never make any cake before, this gonna be my first time. By asking ard my friends and searching thru the internet, I found a recipe below, do you think this is what i'm looking for?
Could you please teach me here?
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Mascarpone cream 125g
white suger 40g
1 Made the cream, freeze it for later use
2 Melt the cheese for later use
3 Gelatine with water
4 Blend the cheese, plus suger and yolk, and keep blend
5 Add (3) genatine with water into the cheese and blend
6 Add (1) the cream a
7 Blend the eggwhite until it became thick and add them into the cheese as well
8 Freeze it over night
|chefclarence||-- 10-19-2004 @ 10:14 PM|
The recipe is similar to mine, I don't put water and gelatin in my frozen desserts because they do not freeze well; the eggyolks need to be cooked to 64C to kill the bacteria. Freeze the cheesecake until ready to serve.
|Pumpkin||-- 10-20-2004 @ 11:42 PM|
You really are the Expert! You already told me i should pay attention at the temp. control, and I still got trapped.
My first try has been fail. The cake had been freezed for 12 hours, but it like a bowl of milkshake!
May I ask is there any substitution to replace the gelatin or i simple skip that? and, should i put the cake into the refrigerator or the freezer, but i am afraid the freezer might became be too cold and generate icy in the cake. Could you please give me more help on this?
|Pumpkin||-- 10-22-2004 @ 12:54 AM|
I had successfully made the cake on my 2nd try. Thank you!
BUT i have one last question, and it's nothing do with the cake itself. I wanna know how I can made a canned strawberry to become sweet enough for be served with the cake. Could any help me on this?
|chefclarence||-- 10-22-2004 @ 8:08 AM|
I suppose you want to make a simple strawberry topping for your frozen cheesecake? An easy way is to melt some red currant jelly or raspberry jelly cool slightly, add some sliced strawberries and a teaspoonful of orange liqueur, easy enough?
|Pumpkin||-- 10-22-2004 @ 11:26 PM|
sorry, my question was not clear enough.
I was wondering how to make the strawberries source like the restaurants in Vancouver, sweet and tastie. i can buy canned strawberries here, but the tastie not the same.
could you help?
|chefclarence||-- 10-23-2004 @ 8:43 PM|
The recipe I post was fresh strawberry topping for cheesecake or sundae; use only fresh or frozen IQF strawberries because canned one would be too mushy and way too sweet.
|Pumpkin||-- 10-29-2004 @ 3:17 AM|
Yes, you are very right, the canned strawberry would be too mushy and way too sweet. Gotta buy some fresh strawberry on my next cake! (they could be very expensive here in Hong Kong)Thank you very much for you tips, they are very useful!
Suddenly a brainstom question in mind, could you tell me what if i change the proportion on the "Cream Chess", "Cream" and "egg white", how can i make the cake more thicker, abit harder on the texture?
again, thank you!!
|chefclarence||-- 10-29-2004 @ 7:55 AM|
It is interesting to know that you prefer your cheesecake to be denser and heavier, you can do so by reducing the amount of whipped eggwhites;in fact I do not use eggwhites at all, just Mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, eggyolks, sugar along with liqueur and/or chocolate/fruit puree/green tea/espresso. The texture is similar to Old Fashion ice cream.
|scooby||-- 04-07-2005 @ 9:49 AM|
I used to work and bake at Cheesecake etc in the early 80's. And need to confirm that it's the good ol' baked type using only eggs, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla - and not the unbaked gelatin style as "chefclarence" have mentioned. The reason for its lightness is due to fact that its really whipped up incorporating lots of air.
I have to admit that I never tried to make it at home because it's always hard to break down a large recipe (the recipe yielded something like 8 whole cheesecakes per batch), involved a convection oven and industrial blender. After baking, the cheesecakes would be frozen in their glass baking bowls (over a day) and would then be quickly unmolded from their bowls over a flame from the gas stove, saran wrapped and refrozen. Only then would they be unwrapped, sliced (needs lots of strength to cut thru!) and defrosted on their serving plates in the fridge.
Maybe now you'll see why I never attempted to bake them at home, and instead enyoyed them there. It's been over 20 yrs since I worked there, but I do miss it.
Also the strawberries used are frozen but of a good quality. I would recommend to use frozen strawberries mixed up with fresh ones for topping.
Hope this helps!
|AhlongFan||-- 05-29-2005 @ 11:41 AM|
scooby, could you please exposes the real recipe for us to try? like the instructions and everything? I live in Toronto and I tried that once, and really liked it, hope I could taste that again and bake it for my girlfriend. Thank you!
|diGitel||-- 02-16-2012 @ 5:48 PM|
Their cheesecake looks un cooked because it's so white, however the top has cracks on it. If it's not cooked why the cracks?
|marialhg||-- 01-23-2014 @ 10:16 AM|
Hi i would like to know if you ended up using the gelatine and if you indeed used mascarpone cream or regular cream cheese for this récipe...!! I am dying to eat this cheesecake again.. I lived in Vancouver over 20 years ago and this was my absolute favorite place to go for cheesecake!"!!!
|Sghir40||-- 01-23-2015 @ 1:15 PM|
-1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
-2 (10 ounce) packages frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
-1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1 tablespoon water
1.Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter.
2.Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan.
3.Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4.In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries and cornstarch; cover and process until smooth.
5.Pour into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes.
6.Set aside 1/3 cup strawberry sauce; cool.
7.Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce for serving.
8.In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in milk.
9.Add lemon juice; mix well. Add eggs, beat on low just until combined.
10.Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over crust.
11.Drop half of the reserved strawberry mixture by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto cream cheese layer.
12.Carefully spoon remaining cream cheese mixture over sauce.
13.Drop remaining strawberry sauce by 1/2 teaspoonfuls on top.
17.With a knife, cut through top layer only to swirl strawberry sauce.
15.Bake at 300 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.
16.Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
17.Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
19.Remove side of pan. Thin chilled strawberry sauce with water if desired; serve with cheesecake.
Finally, Store in the refrigerator.
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