Joanna Anastasia

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Perfect summer series : strawberry cloud cheesecake

Strawberry cloud cheesecake

I might be slightly addicted to cheesecake, and when you’ll try this strawberry cloud cheesecake I’m sure you’ll be too. It’s so delicate, fluffy, rich and full of flavour ( now you now where the name is coming from)! And it’s so easy to make. After we went strawberry picking it was just logical to make this strawberry packed, quintessence of summer!

And did I mention that it’s a no bake dessert? Made with Mascarpone cheese? Yes, it is heavenly perfect. Yes, you do need to make one.

No bake strawberry cheesecake

Graham crackers crumbs
Melted butter

2 cups mascarpone
1 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups fresh strawberries

No bake strawberry cheesecake

Prepare a graham crackers crust, and don’t bake it! In stead, put in in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Whip cream with sugar. Add slowly the mascarpone cheese. Whip it some more.
Then wash strawberries, and put 1/2 cup of them on the side ( for decoration). Crush the remaining strawberries in to a strawberry sauce ( I use my hand mixer). Then add it slowly to your whipped mascarpone, and mix it well.

Pour it over your crust, and put back in the fridge. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before putting strawberries on top.

No bake strawberry cheesecake

Enjoy!

Home made strawberries & rhubarb jam

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It’s our first summer in our first house, and I love everything about it ! After living in a condo for a couple of years it feels so great to have the garden all to ourselves. And what a great surprise I had when I noticed that there are both rhubarbs and raspberries growing in the back of our terrain ! So as soon as the rhubarb grew big, we made this wonderful strawberry and rhubarb jam. And honestly I’m really picky when it comes to jams, but this one, thanks to the hint of lime in it, was truly the best I’ve ever tried !

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2 cups strawberries cut in halfs
2 cups rhubarb cut in pieces
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon lime juice

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Mix the fruits together with sugar, try smashing them together as much as possible. Set it aside for around 12 hours. I would say over night is perfect. Now stir it well, and place it on the stove until it starts boiling. Stir often! As soon as it starts to boil stop the heat, and add the baking powder and the lemon & lime juice. Mix it well. Now you can either pasteurize it, or place in plastic containers and when cooled down freeze.
Enjoy over fresh bread, pancakes, muffins on simply with yoghurt :).

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