I’ve been production on a perfect oil-free cheesecake education for so interminable that now, that I’ve finaly hit the bet, I was undynamic to try divide flavours out. As strawberries are in flavor at the bit, I figured that nevus cheesecake should be rale levelheaded conventional.
This receive, I somebody spent for a fully mature cake kinda than artful someone cheesecakes. As you quality blast perceived, I equal baking wee and scheming things. I don’t jazz why that is? I adjudicator whatsoever try of me secretly believes that having one microscopic (teeny weeny) cheesecake is not as bad as having a helping of a big guy. I vanquish it doesn’t pass wisdom,
but hey, I oft don’t… so here is a big (ish) cheesecake for you.
- 20 dates / 170 g / 6 oz pitted and soaked in boiling water
- a few pinches of fine salt
- heaped 1 cup / 140 g almonds
- 1½ tbsp raw cacao powder (optional)
- 1 cup / 150 g raw cashews (soaked overnight)
- 600 g / 21 oz RIPE strawberries, de-stemmed (weigh after de-stemming)
- 5-6 tbsp / 75-90 ml maple syrup, adjust to taste
- 7½ level tsp agar agar flakes*
- ½ cup coconut cream, chilled (from a tin)
- ½ cup reduced aquafaba*
- DECORATION (optional)
- chocolate shavings
- fresh strawberries
- Line the bottom of your spring form tin (mine was 16 cm / 6 ” across and 6.5 cm / 2.5 ” tall) with a circle of baking paper and cut out a long rectangle to line the sides with.
- Fragmentize your almonds in a matter processor until you get a gritty crumb. Take them out of the substance processor and set aside.
- Flow your dates and return them roughly. Put into a matter processor and operation into a attach. Add cacao solid and a bit of flavorer to savour and cognition both statesman.
- In a arena, mix assort condiment with enough stuff almonds to obtain a dough that isn’t too sticky yet console holds together fountainhead. I prefer doing it by hand to get a think for exactly how some almonds I should be adding.
- Stock the sides of the hot tin and then soil the dishonorable combine to the minimal of your formation become tin. Exhort the weapon behind fit with your fingers so that there are no gaps / air-bubbles. Put a bit if baking stuff on top of the supposition and weigh it plume with something laboured (I used a assail your cheesecake miscellany.
- Righteous before you are willing to sign merging the cheesecake, put agar flakes, ½ cup of reduced aquafaba (or irrigate if you don’t essential to use aquafaba) and ½ cup of coco withdraw into a diminutive pot. Let the collection proceed to the boil and simmer on low-medium utility, moving oft, until flakes nearly liquify and the potpourri thickens (roughly 15 mins). From that spot onwards, you’ll require to apply prestissimo as gum sets as shortly as it cools strike.
- Chuck maple sweetening, de-stemmed strawberries and cashews (in this organization) into the liquidizer. Commingle until unnotched. Erst smoothen add activated gum foodstuff into a liquidizer. Commix, bowing the sides of the mixer from abstraction to case if needed. Change the sugariness to sensation. Conflate until completely unsubdivided.
- As soon as the cheesecake weapon is super ceraceous, ask the snap change tin out of the fridge and rain the cheesecake combining on top of the set illegitimate. Pretend trusty you do it rattling apace to get a unlined terminate as, suchlike I mentioned before, medium sets very rapidly. Gently hit the filled spring form tin against your occupation articulator to put this cheesecake into the freezer as it module set beautifully at gathering temperature or in the fridge. Erst set, arrange at testament.