Strawberry Mirror Cheesecake

On Valentine's Day, I went out to get a gift for my hubby. I went to two or three shops to get something like Coffee Mug, Perfumes and Wallets etc. but actually picked none as I wanted to gift him something nice and creative. While coming back, fresh Strawberry Packets caught my eyes. And there I made up my mind to make this “Strawberry Mirror Cheesecake”. I decided to add Jelly on top as he loves jelly. At the tick of clock at 12, when I presented it before him he whispered something in my ears….Guess??? Guess…????
“Thank you so much" :-)
Britannia cream cheese-250gms
Fresh Cream-250gms
Powdered Sugar-85gms
Vanilla Essence-1 Tsp
Digestive Biscuits-125gms
Melted Butter-50gms
Gelatin-2 1/2 Tsp
Hot water-3 Tbsp
Weikfield Jelly (Strawberry Flavor)-1 Packet
20 cm spring cake tin

1.Put the biscuits in a zip lock pouch/bag and crushed with a rolling pin.The best way is to roll it the way we do to make a Chappati.
2.Melt the butter and pour it over the crushed biscuits.Mix it well.

Should look like this after mixing the butter.
3.Now add this mixture to the base of a Base open cheesecake tin.Use the back of a spoon to smoothen the surface.Chill it in the fridge for an hour.
Note:Do not press too hard otherwise the crust of the cake will be hard and will be difficult to slice the cake.
4.Soften gelatin with said amount of hot water and keep it warm by keeping this bowl over another boil filled with hot water and now stir continuously till the water look transparent.

5.Now beat well the fresh cream,strawberries,cream cheese,sugar and vanilla essence to make a smooth pink puree.Add the gelatin mixed water to this puree and beat again.
6.Pour the puree on biscuit layer and keep it refrigerate for an hour.
7.After an hour take out the tin and arrange the sliced strawberries on top and again refrigerate for an hour.
8.Prepare a packet of jelly as per the instruction given on the packet.Let it cool at room temperature for around 2-3 mins.Do not let it stand for too long otherwise it will solidify.
9.Pour the jelly mixture on top of the decorated sliced strawberries and let it chill in the fridge for another one hour or so.
10.Before unmoulding let it stand in room temp for 5-10mins.

* I used 1 1/2 packet of Britannia Nutri Choice.
* The entire jelly was not used in this recipe.I used the left over jelly to make a yummy pudding.Will post the recipe.
* Another way of making the middle cream cheese filling is below:
Puree strawberries and keep aside.Now beat the cream cheese till soften,then gradually add the sugar and beat till smooth.then gently add the soften gelatin,vanilla and strawberry puree.Then finally fold in the whipped cream.
* Preferably chill the cheese cake overnite.
*Always use a sharp knife and always make sure to clean the knife with a paper tissue before the next cut.
* You can either use a spring form cake tin or a bottom open cake tin.

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