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Philadelphia Cheesecake

Happy Holiday Season to all you wonderful people!

Philadelphia Cheesecake has a creamy – buttery texture with a biscuit base. It was a famous dish in ancient Greece. William Lawrence from Chester, NY, created soft unripe creamy cheese known as Philadelphia which later on was used in making cheesecake in North America and made the dish famous as Philadelphia Cheesecake.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients for Philadelphia Cheesecake :

Digestive Fibre Biscuits (coarsely crushed) – 225 gms.                               

Unsalted Butter (melted) – 100 gms.

Eggs (whole) – 2

Egg Yolks – 4

Sugar (powdered) – 65 gms.

Sugar – 50 gms.

Orange Zest – 1 tsp.

White Chocolate – 200 gms.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese – 500 gms.

Corn Flour – 20gms.

All Purpose Flour – 20gms.

Fresh Cream – 150ml.

Lemon Juice – 60ml.


(Preparation time: 20 minutes; Baking time: 30 minutes; Serves: 10 )

In a blender, blend crushed biscuits with butter, sugar and orange zest. Take a springform tin and line with this blended mixture. Bake for 5 minutes at 160 degree C and set aside to cool down. Melt white chocolate over a double boiler and set aside. Whip Philadelphia cream cheese, powdered sugar, corn flour and all purpose flour to a very light – fluffy consistency. Slowly add fresh cream, lemon juice, egg yolks and whole eggs and keep whipping all through. Fold in the melted white chocolate in to this creamy mixture. Pour the entire mixture onto the biscuit base in springform tin. Fill the oven tray with some water and place the mould over it in the oven for 25 minutes at 150 degree C.

(Nutrition value- Energy:470 kcal; Protein: 8 g)

Fresh Take on the Recipe:

You may use low fat cream cheese and margarine in place of butter. You may also add small pieces of fruits like blueberry/blackberry/strawberry, etc. in the creamy mixture for a nice fruity twist.


Crème Brulèe

Hey All!

Crème Brulèe is known to have originated in France according to the earliest reference of the dish in 1691. Besides France, England and Spain also claim to be the origin of Crème Brulèe.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients for Crème Brulèe :    

Fresh Cream – 1 lt.

Milk – Half lt.

Caster Sugar – 200 gms.

Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp.

Egg Yolks (whisked) – 12


(Preparation time: 10 minutes; Baking time: 28 minutes; Serves: 8 )

(Nutrition value- Energy:433 kcal; Protein: 15 g)

In a cooking pan, pour milk, cream, caster sugar and boil. Add vanilla essence to it. Add this boiled mixture to whisked egg yolks and mix well. Strain the entire mixture before pouring into greased moulds. Bake in a double boiler at 160 degree C for 28 minutes and post baking, let them be on standby mode for cooling. Sprinkle sugar on top of the dish and use torch to caramelize it very gently. If you do not have torch, put the dish into the oven for another minute to caramelize.

Fresh Take on the Recipe:

Add any flavor you want when boiling the mixture. You may choose some citrus lemon zest or strawberry essence, lavender essence, mango pulp or even cardamom, whichever suits your taste.

Enjoy the flavor!

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