strawberry-cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake (Raw & Cooked Versions)

A very easy to make recipe for the month of love. I didn’t notice before that strawberries are in full season during February. No wonder they are so popular in Valentine themed desserts.

strawberry-cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Base

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates/ dried figs
  • Pinch of salt

For the Filling

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup yellow raisins soaked overnight
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp agar agar powder (optional)

For Decoration

  • 1 tbsp vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries for decoration

 

Method

  1. In a food processor, grind the almonds coarsely. Add in the dates and salt and grind till it all sticks together. In a spring form pan, spread some parchment paper and press down the base firmly and refrigerate for minimum 30 mins.
  2. Drain the cashews and raisins and blend all the filling ingredients together.
  3. Optional Step – For a firmer and cooked version add the agar agar in 1 cup water and bring to the boil for 2-3 mins till thick. Add the filling ingredients and stir continuously till the first boil. Switch off heat. Do the next step immediately as the mixture will start setting immediately.
  4. Pour the filling over the refrigerated base, decorate with strawberries and chocolate chips and refrigerate again.
  5. For the raw version, you may need to freeze the cheesecake to make it firm.

 

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