Passionfruit & Mango, Blueberry & Blackberry, Raspberry & Strawberry Cheesecakes; Figs, Mango and Raspberry Tarts ❤

I realised I have set up this sweet space for a year already! Happy 1st Anniversary to Cherie Kelly 🙂 and massive thank you to everyone who likes my page, who visits my site, who emails/messages me, who comments on my posts, who supports me and places orders with me! every little things mean a lotttt to me xoxoxoxoxooxox

I also think it is also time to invest in a SLR camera for better pictures in this blog/website, cant be too lazy taking pictures with iphone all the time 😛  made these colourful Passionfruit & Mango, Blueberry & Blackberry, Raspberry & Strawberry Cheesecakes; Figs, Mango and Raspberry Tarts to test my camera, not too bad eh? : )

Passionfruit and mango is definitely a very good combination for cheesecake :-O
Cherie Kelly's Passionfruit & Mango, Blueberry & Blackberry, Raspberry & Strawberry Cheesecakes; Figs, Mango and Raspberry Tarts ❤
My new toy 😀 yes yes a red camera not the boring black ones, this is the main reason i picked this 😛

Mango and Passionfruit Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Biscuit Base

180g digestive biscuits, crusted
50g butter, melted

For the Cheesecake

300g low fat cream cheese
70 g caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp lemon juice
10g gelatin leaves, soaked and softened in cold water, dissolved in 20ml boiling water
200ml whipping cream

For the Mango and Passionfruit Coulis Jelly

250g fresh mango and passionfruit, blended into puree
100g sugar
80ml water
2 tbsp lemon juice
6g gelatin leaves,
Some mango and passionfruit to decorate, optional

Utensils

6 presentation rings lined with Acetate Cake Collars or 7 inches springform tin

Method

For the Biscuit Base

1. Put the digestive biscuits and melted butter into a blender and pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs.
2. Spoon the biscuit mixture into the presentation rings placed on a large plate or springform tin. Press the mixture down firmly and chill in the fridge until set.

For the Cheesecake

1. Place the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a bowl and beat until creamy.
2. Add the melted gelatin liquid into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
3. In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
4. Spoon the mixture on top of the biscuit mixture and smooth the tops with the back of a spoon. Chill in the fridge until set for at least an hour.

For the Mango and Passionfruit Coulis Jelly

1. Put the mango and passionfruit puree and sugar into a small saucepan, boil on medium heat, gradually stir in the water and lemon juice.
2. Remove the saucepan from heat when the fruit mixture starts to boil, squeeze out the excess water from the gelatin leaves, stir well into the mixture until the leaves dissolved.
3. Set aside until it is cool.
4. Spoon the mixture on top of the cheese mixture. Chill in the fridge until set for at least an hour or overnight.
5. To serve, carefully remove the presentation rings and cake collars or the tin from the cheesecakes. Decorate with some mixed berries and enjoy!

Cherie Kelly's Passionfruit & Mango, Blueberry & Blackberry, Raspberry & Strawberry Cheesecakes; Figs, Mango and Raspberry Tarts ❤

Mango Tart

Ingredients

For the Tart

260g plain flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
150g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut in cubes
1 egg, whisked

For the Creme Patisserie

3 large egg yolks
50g golden caster sugar
17g corn flour
167ml full cream milk
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste

For the Mango Topping

100g milk or dark chocolate, melted
650g of Mango, sliced
6g gelatin leaves, soaked and softened in cold water
2 tbsp sugar
40ml boiling water

Utensils

10 x 3.5 inches loose base round tart cases

Method

For the Tart

1. Put flour, icing sugar and butter in a large clean bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add 1 egg and 1 tbsp cold water gradually to the mixture until the dough comes together.
3. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 30 mins.
4. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Gently roll out pastry to 3-4 mm thick.
5. Line the pastry into the tart case. Gently press the side and trim away the excess pastry.
6. Prick the base with a fork. Chill the pastry in the tin for 30-60 mins.
7. To blind bake the tart case: Preheat oven to 180C. Line pastry case with baking paper and fill with baking beans (can substitute with any other dry beans). Bake for 10 mins until pastry sides are set.
8. Remove beans and baking paper and return tin to oven for 10 mins until base is cooked through.
9. Take the tin out from the oven and set aside.

For the Creme Patisserie

1. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, and flour in a bowl to make a smooth paste.
2. Bring the milk and vanilla bean paste to the boil in a saucepan.
3. As soon as it reaches the boil, pour it over the egg mixture, stir well.
4. Return the whole mixture to the saucepan and cook over a low heat, stir constantly until the sauce is very thick and bubbling.
5. Transfer to a bowl and cover the surface with cling film to prevent a skin forming and leave to cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Mango Topping

1. Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate onto the centre of the tarts, chill the tarts in the fridge for several minutes until the chocolate is set.
2. In the meantime, melt the gelatin leaves and sugar with the boiling water, keep stirring until dissolved, set aside to cool.
3. Pipe the creme patisserie on top of the chocolate and tart.
4. Arrange mango slices like rose petals on top of the tarts.
5. Brush a thin layer of melted gelatin liquid onto the fruits, chill in the fridge until set for at least an hour before serving.

 

Passionfruit & Mango, Blueberry & Blackberry, Raspberry & Strawberry Cheesecakes
 
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Total time
 
Mango and Passionfruit Cheesecake
Author:
Recipe type: Cheesecake, Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
For the Biscuit Base
  • 180g digestive biscuits, crusted
  • 50g butter, melted
For the Cheesecake
  • 300g low fat cream cheese
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 10g gelatin leaves, soaked and softened in cold water, dissolved in 20ml boiling water
  • 200ml whipping cream
For the Mango and Passionfruit Coulis Jelly
  • 250g fresh mango and passionfruit, blended into puree
  • 100g sugar
  • 80ml water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6g gelatin leaves,
  • Some mango and passionfruit to decorate, optional
Utensils
  • 6 presentation rings lined with Acetate Cake Collars or 7 inches springform tin
Instructions
For the Biscuit Base
  1. Put the digestive biscuits and melted butter into a blender and pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs.
  2. Spoon the biscuit mixture into the presentation rings placed on a large plate or springform tin. Press the mixture down firmly and chill in the fridge until set.
For the Cheesecake
  1. Place the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a bowl and beat until creamy.
  2. Add the melted gelatin liquid into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Spoon the mixture on top of the biscuit mixture and smooth the tops with the back of a spoon. Chill in the fridge until set for at least an hour.
For the Mango and Passionfruit Coulis Jelly
  1. Put the mango and passionfruit puree and sugar into a small saucepan, boil on medium heat, gradually stir in the water and lemon juice.
  2. Remove the saucepan from heat when the fruit mixture starts to boil, squeeze out the excess water from the gelatin leaves, stir well into the mixture until the leaves dissolved.
  3. Set aside until it is cool.
  4. Spoon the mixture on top of the cheese mixture. Chill in the fridge until set for at least an hour or overnight.
  5. To serve, carefully remove the presentation rings and cake collars or the tin from the cheesecakes. Decorate with some mixed berries and enjoy!

 
Mango Tarts
 
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Cook time
Total time
 
Mango Tart
Author:
Recipe type: Tart, Dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
For the Tart
  • 260g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut in cubes
  • 1 egg, whisked
For the Creme Patisserie
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 17g corn flour
  • 167ml full cream milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
For the Mango Topping
  • 100g milk or dark chocolate, melted
  • 650g of Mango, sliced
  • 6g gelatin leaves, soaked and softened in cold water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 40ml boiling water
Utensils
  • 10 x 3.5 inches loose base round tart cases
Instructions
For the Tart
  1. Put flour, icing sugar and butter in a large clean bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add 1 egg and 1 tbsp cold water gradually to the mixture until the dough comes together.
  3. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 30 mins.
  4. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Gently roll out pastry to 3-4 mm thick.
  5. Line the pastry into the tart case. Gently press the side and trim away the excess pastry.
  6. Prick the base with a fork. Chill the pastry in the tin for 30-60 mins.
  7. To blind bake the tart case: Preheat oven to 180C. Line pastry case with baking paper and fill with baking beans (can substitute with any other dry beans). Bake for 10 mins until pastry sides are set.
  8. Remove beans and baking paper and return tin to oven for 10 mins until base is cooked through.
  9. Take the tin out from the oven and set aside.
For the Creme Patisserie
  1. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, and flour in a bowl to make a smooth paste.
  2. Bring the milk and vanilla bean paste to the boil in a saucepan.
  3. As soon as it reaches the boil, pour it over the egg mixture, stir well.
  4. Return the whole mixture to the saucepan and cook over a low heat, stir constantly until the sauce is very thick and bubbling.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and cover the surface with cling film to prevent a skin forming and leave to cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Mango Topping
  1. Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate onto the centre of the tarts, chill the tarts in the fridge for several minutes until the chocolate is set.
  2. In the meantime, melt the gelatin leaves and sugar with the boiling water, keep stirring until dissolved, set aside to cool.
  3. Pipe the creme patisserie on top of the chocolate and tart.
  4. Arrange mango slices like rose petals on top of the tarts.
  5. Brush a thin layer of melted gelatin liquid onto the fruits, chill in the fridge until set for at least an hour before serving.

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