Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

My current favorite dessert, this Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake is easy to prepare, tastes heavenly and will quickly become a family favorite! P.S. – It’s also perfect for beginners in the kitchen! 🙂

Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

 

Two words – Strawberry and Oreos! Can anything in this world top that combination? Maybe chocolate and peanut butter but not after you’ve tasted this cheesecake. 😉 This creamy, no gelatin cheesecake is really simple to make, is no bake and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare (although you need to chill it for 4 hours later). My Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake tastes heavenly and is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor! Nothing artificial here you guys!! Oh and all you newbies in the kitchen, read on because it’s perfect for you guys!

Strawberry and Oreo CheesecakeStrawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

 

Like all cheesecakes, my cheesecake too has a biscuit base but to take things to the next level I used Oreos instead of the regular digestives. The taste of Oreos complement the sweetness and slight tartness of the cheesecake. I didn’t remove the cream from the centre so the base is nice and soft! My cheesecake is made of cream cheese and whipping cream, this is a no gelatin cheesecake so all you really have to do is whip some cream and mix it in with cream cheese and icing sugar and VOILA..you have your batter ready! You also need to add some pureed strawberries..the puree shouldn’t be too watery but more on the chunky side. This give the cheesecake that real strawberries flavour. When this is done, you just need to set the mixture in the refrigerator for 4 hours and DONE!

Don’t panic if you’ve never made a cheesecake before because it is ridiculously easy to make! I’ve got lots of process pictures to guide you throughout so you’ll be alright! 🙂

Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

 

RECIPE: Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

Makes: One 8″ Cheesecake    Prep Time: 15 minutes    Chilling Time: 4 hours +

INGREDIENTS

  • Cream Cheese (at room temp), 200 grams (You can use Philadelphia or Britannia)
  • Sweetened Whipping Cream (40% fat or more), 200 grams (I use Rich’s whipping cream)
  • Icing Sugar, 1/2 cup or 60 grams
  • Vanilla Essence, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Strawberries (Pureed), 8-10 small*
  • Fresh Strawberries, 7-8 sliced, for the top
  • Oreos, 1 pack of 150 grams
  • Melted Butter, 3 tablespoons
  • 8″ Springform tin (or loose bottom tin)
*For the strawberry puree – Blitz strawberries minus the leafy part in a blender until they’ve broken down. The mixture has to be between watery and chunky. Watery puree will make it difficult for the cheesecake to set so make sure you get the consistency right. Refer to the pictures below.

METHOD

Blitz Oreos in a mixer until they’re crumbly and are almost sand like in texture. Add in the melted butter and blitz again. Once the Oreos and butter are properly mixed tip this mixture onto the bottom of a springform tin and press them down to make a nice tight base. Use a spatula or the back of a glass to make the base smooth and flat.

Strawberry and Oreo CheesecakeStrawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

 

Chill the base in the freezer until you make your cheesecake batter.

Whisk your whipping cream until you have stuff peaks and set it in the refrigerator to be used later.

Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

Whisk the cream cheese until it’s nice and fluffy, add in the icing sugar and whisk again. Add in the vanilla essence and mix it in. Now take out the whipped cream you set in the refrigerator and fold it in this cream cheese mixture little by little using a spatula. Make sure you don’t mix very vigorously. Mix enough to combine the cream cheese mixture and whipping cream properly. Now add in the pureed strawberries and fold them in.

Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

Make sure your strawberry puree isn’t too watery. Keep it chunky.

Next, take out your base from the refrigerator and pour your batter in it. Chill in the fridge for atleast four hours, preferably overnight.

Once your cheesecake is set, demold it and transfer it to cake plate. To do that, run a knife along the edges and then run it under the base to loosen the base. Once the cake if off the base, simply slip it onto a serving plate. Top with sliced strawberries and serve chilled.

TIP: To get a neat slice every time, clean your knife before making every cut. 

I don’t have any clue how long the cheesecake stays good for because in my house it’s over in no time! Let me know if you know 🙂

Strawberry and Oreo Cheesecake

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Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake

This orange and strawberry cake is perfect to welcome summers and bid adieu to the glorious strawberry season! Tangy and sweet, this is a perfect tea time cake!

Orange and Strawberry Summer CakeOrange and Strawberry Summer Cake

Winters have ended which means no more strawberries in India (well Delhi at least) and you have no idea how sad that makes me. My favorite ingredient is no longer in season and I have to wait a WHOLE YEAR to start baking with it. It’s heart breaking to be honest! So I thought why bake something that will do justice to my favourite berry and mark the beginning of the season I dread the most with something ever so marvelous as this Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake.

Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake

Luckily I come from a city that has a lot fabulous bakeries. If I had to pick my favorite bakeries in Delhi or cake shops in Delhi..I couldn’t! It’s so hard to pick just a few when every place has its own identity and own specialty. Elma’s is famous for its red velvet cake and high tea (highly recommended), L’opera for its almond croissant, Defence Bakery for its breads, Theos, Angels in My Kitchen and  Whipped for their cakes, Sugarama for its decadent macarons and last but not least Wengers for almost everything!  Oh and let’s not forget the new kid on the block..The Big Chill Cakery by same old The Big Chill Café that we have all come to love so much! That place is the new go to place for all cake lovers in Delhi because of its delectable spread of desserts. Now who can pick just one? All I can say if you’re looking for me this summer..you’ll find me in one of the bakeries in Delhi enjoying a piece of cake, hopefully with strawberries!

Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake

Back to my Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake..this cake is eggless but still as soft and moist as a cake with egg. It’s everything you need this summer to refresh you and give you that burst of fruits! The cake base is a sweet and tangy orange cake which is softer than marshmallows (well almost :p) with fresh strawberries in the centre and on top! Now this recipe makes one 6” cake but the same batter can make a 7” cake too. This cake takes about 45 minutes to bake because it’s really high but if you have a bigger tin the baking time will reduce because naturally the batter will spread making a thinner cake. If you didn’t know already, baking time depends on the height of the cake and not the diameter, a cake with a 6” diameter but 2.5” height will take longer to baker than a 8”x2” cake. So make sure you adjust the time according to your tin.

This cake is a bakers dream really! Get your tools ready and get baking because strawberries ain’t gonna wait for no one..haha ! 😀

RECIPE: Orange and Strawberry Summer Cake

Make: One 6” cake   Prep Time: 20 minutes   Baking Time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • All purpose flour (maida), 1 ¼ cup or 160 grams approx.
  • Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Softened butter, ½ cup or 100 grams
  • Caster sugar, ½ cup or 100 grams approx.
  • Buttermilk, ½ cup or 120 ml (learn how to make instant buttermilk below)
  • Orange zest, of 1 orange
  • Fresh orange juice, 4 tablespoons
  • Vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Strawberries, 5-6 (sliced in half)
  • Strawberries, 7-8 (chopped in cubes)
To make buttermilk take a cup of milk (or 240ml) and heat it, once it reaches a boil add a tablespoon of lemon juice to it. Boil the milk until it curdles, then sieve out the curdled part and use the remaining liquid as buttermilk. Let it cool down completely before you use it.

METHOD

Grease a 6” round baking tin and line it with butter or parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

Whisk butter until light and fluffy for a couple of minutes then add in the caster sugar and vanilla essence and whisk again until everything is creamed together.

Add in the orange zest and orange juice, mix it in.

Sieve in the flour and baking powder directly in the bowl with wet ingredients. Add in the buttermilk little by little; do not whisk it, only mix using a spatula very lightly until you no longer see dry flour. The batter will be slightly thin but that’s okay! Add chopped strawberries to the batter and mix.  Pour the batter in the prepared tin and top the batter with sliced strawberries. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cake is done at 180 degrees Celsius. If you’re using a bigger tin reduce the baking time (read the post above for details).

Let the cake to cool completely before you take it out of the tin. Serve with tea, store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

Make super moist double chocolate banana bread loaded with chocolate chips and nuts with this recipe!

Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

Listen up all you banana lovers, I’ve got a treat for y’all- Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread! This banana bread with a combination of chocolate and nuts will drive you crazy and if you’re obsessed with banana breads like me..you must give his combination a shot. It is my top favorite these days and I doubt there’s anything that will take this place anytime soon. ❤ #BananaBreadForevs

Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

 

Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

 

I have a a lot of banana recipes on my blog, from chocolate chip banana pancakes to nutella swirl banana bread and even sugar free banana muffins but nothing really compares to this Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread. The combination of dark chocolate and bananas is always a winner! The best thing is unlike all my other banana recipes, this one is eggless..are you listening vegatarians!!! You can make this too..:)

RECIPE: Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

Makes: 1 loaf        Prep Time: 15 minutes     Baking Time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Flour, 1 cup or 130 grams
  • Cocoa Powder, 1/2 cup or 60 grams
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter, 1/2 cup or 100 grams approx.
  • Sugar, 1/2 cup or 100 grams approx. (half powdered white sugar + half dark brown sugar)
  • Bananas, 3 medium
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Chocolate Chips, 1/2 cup
  • Milk, 4 tablespoons
  • Walnuts, 1/4 cup

METHOD

Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

Grease and line a loaf tin with butter paper and set aside to be used later.

In a bowl, sieve flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. set aside to be used later.

In another bowl, whisk butter until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes with hand) and add sugar to it. Whisk again for 2 more minutes until the sugar is properly combined.

Peel bananas and puree them in a hand blender. Add the pureed bananas to the butter and sugar mix and whisk. Add in the vanilla essence.

Start mixing the dry mix set aside to the wet ingredients little by little until everything is combined. Keep adding milk in between. Toss in the chocolate chips (reserve some for the top) and mix them in.

Pour this batter in the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Take out the banana bread and cover the tin with foil to avoid burning. Bake again for 15 more minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

Insert a skewer to check if the bread is done. If the skewer comes out clean with a few crumbs its done. If it comes with batter on it, bake for another 5 minutes and test again.

Let the bread cool down for atleast an hour before you start slicing. Enjoy!

Banana bread keeps well in the refrigerator for upto a week.

Double Chocolate and Walnut Banana Bread

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Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

A simple recipe to make chewy cookie bars with Oreos and Gems! You can add whatever you like and these bars will taste phenomenal every time! P.S. They’re eggless ❤

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

If you love Oreos and Gems or M&M’s these bars are for you..!

Hmm..So in short, these bars are for everyone.. because let’s face it who doesn’t like Oreos and Gems?! I made these bars after I came across a recipe on one of my favourite blogs Averie Cooks. Averie made the most gorgeous looking cookie bars with Oreos and M&M’s, and my heart just melted when I saw the pictures! I’ve adapted the recipe completely to fit my taste and to make these bars eggless. They’re chewy, loaded with Oreos and topped with lots and lots and lots of Gems! If you have kids, you must make these..I’m sure they’ll love them!

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

If you’re wondering what cookie bars are and what they taste like, let me give you some insight. Cookie bars are made by baking cookie dough in a square brownie tin or a rectangular tin until a skewer inserted comes out clean with a few crumbs. You make cookie dough the regular way, only when it comes to baking you will treat them like cake batter. They’re extremely easy so if you’re scared of making cakes you must start with these. Cookie dough has a tendency to turn out great no matter what so you have no reason to worry. These bars will rise! 🙂

In Averie’s recipe she used an egg but a lot of my readers request for eggless recipes so this one’s for them! ❤ If you prefer the texture of eggs in your cookies you can just add 1 egg and skip the milk altogether. Eggs are normally added to give moisture but these bars are moist enough so don’t worry if you’re going the eggless route. You’re safe!

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

You can add M&M’s to these cookies..I used the Indian equivalent of M&M’s i.e. Gems. They’re slightly sweeter but more or less the same so use whatever chocolate coated candy is available in your country! It doesn’t matter..what matters is taste, which is impeccable! 🙂

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

RECIPE: Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

Makes: 9 bars     Prep Time: 10 minutes      Baking Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Softened Butter, 100 grams or 1/2 cup
  • Sugar, 100 grams (half powdered white sugar and half dark brown sugar) or 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Flour, 130 grams or 1 cup
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk, 4 tablespoons
  • Oreos, 8-10
  • Gems, 1/2 cup

METHOD

Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Line a square tin with parchment paper or foil and grease it with butter or oil. Set aside to be used later.

In a bowl, whisk butter until light in color and fluffy. The color of the butter will change slightly so don’t look for a dramatic change. Whisking for 2 minutes is enough.

Add in the sugars and whisk again for 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla essence and mix it in.

Add in the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet ingredients slowly and keep folding them in. Keep adding milk to make the dough easy to work with. Do not overmix. Once you no longer see dry flour bits stop mixing.

Toss in the Oreos and gems (leave some for the top) and fold them in. Transfer this dough to the lined tin and top with chopped up Oreos and leftover gems. Make it pretty!

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

 

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, then take out the tin and  cover it with foil to avoid browning on top. Bake again for 5 more minutes. Allow to cool completely for at least 2 hours before you take them out. They’re really fragile at this point so be careful!

Once cool, cut cookie bars in squares and enjoy!

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffins

Make savory mashed potato muffins loaded with cheese for a hearty breakfast with this super simple recipe!

Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffins

 

These soft and fluffy cheesy mashed potato muffins are easily my first choice for breakfast when I’m craving something really hearty! These savory muffins are super easy to make and are almost like throwing things together! Just mix up a hand full of ingredients and bake..the best is you can add your favourite toppings to go with it. I made these muffins with spring onions or scallions but you can easily add Jalapenos or peppers of your liking.

Cheesy Mashed Potato MuffinsCheesy Mashed Potato Muffins

 

RECIPE: Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffins

Makes: 9 medium muffins     Prep: 10 minutes      Bake: 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Mashed Potatoes*, 2 cups
  • Grated Cheese, 1/2 cup
  • Egg, 1
  • Chopped Spring Onions, 1 cup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
*To make mashed potatoes, boil potatoes until they’re really tender, add in warm milk, melted butter and mash them  until they’re creamy and fluffy. For 3 large potatoes you will need about 1/2 up milk and 2 tbsp butter. Make sure the potatoes aren’t too runny.

METHOD

Grease a muffin tray with oil and set aside. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

For the muffins: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Start filling your muffin tray with the mixture and top with cheese.

Bake these for 35 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius or until the top is golden in color. Serve with sour cream.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffins

Recipe adapted from Just A Taste.

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12 Valentine’s Day Special Recipes

Thinking of what to make for your loved one? Here are 12 recipes perfect for Valentine’s Day!

12 Valentine's Day Special Recipes

  • Marshmallow Brownies – These toasted marshmallow topped with super fudgy chocolate brownies will win over anyone. Try these out and you will not go back to eating a regular brownie again..and yes they’re eggless!Marshmallow Brownies
  • Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl Brownies – Is your better half a red velvet fan? YES? Then you need to give these red velvet chocolate swirl brownies a shot this Valentine’s day. Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl "Brownie" Bars
  • Red Pepper Pomodoro Pasta – You do need something savory for dinner, don’t you? Try this red pepper pomodoro pasta and wow your other half with this really easy recipe! Roasted Red Pepper Pomodoro Pasta
  • Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting – Not exactly valentine-y but I’ll still included it in the list because of the strawberry frosting. If not the lemon cupcakes, you can make a regular vanilla or a dark chocolate cake and top it with this frosting to make for the perfect valentine day dessert! Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
  • Strawberry and Banana Smoothie – Start your day by serving this healthy strawberry and banana smoothie to your valentine. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the effort, especially if they’re health conscious!Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting – How about something other than just strawberries? This Heshey’s Chocolate Cake is topped with the best chocolate frosting in the world! Make it and get ready for all the praises..<3Hershey's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
  • Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins – An oldie but a goodie, make these strawberry and chocolate chip muffins with melted chocolate and juicy strawberries! strawberry and chocolate chip muffins
  • Cinnamon  French Toast – Another breakfast favourite, make these cinnamon french toasts and impress your love with some brekkie in bed. They’ll love you for it!Cinnamon French Toast
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies – Make these totally irresistible Dark Chocolate Brownies with fresh Raspberries this festive season! They’re perfect to be served as a dessert with some ice cream or on its own with some tea or coffee!Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
  • Chocolate Crepes – These chocolate crepes filled with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate chips are a perfect way  to end your day! Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
  • Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies -These cranberry and white chocolate chip cookies are a great way to say – I love you! White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
  • Dessert Kebabs – Last but definitely my favourite of the lot – dessert kebabs are not just easy to put together but also look super fancy! It has strawberries, chocolate brownies and marshmallows..this combo screams love!

Dessert Kebabs

 

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5 Recipes For World Nutella Day

Today is World Nutella Day and I’ve listed my favourite Nutella recipes for you to try out! So get your Nutella jar ready and get baking!

5 Recipes for World Nutella Day

1. 2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies – My most recent and most popular recipe, this 2 ingredient Nutella Brownie recipe is a just unbelievably easy! Whisk some eggs, add in a jar of Nutella and bake..you’ll have the richest, fudgiest and the most decadent brownies in the world in no time! Recipe here.

2 ingredient Nutella Brownies

2. Nutella Swirl Banana Bread – My most favourite recipe out of the lot, this Nutella Swirl Banana Bread tastes even better than it looks! Don’t be intimidated by the perfect swirls..they’re really easy to make and I have pictures to guide you through the process. If you want something that shouts comfort..this is what you need try! Recipe here.

Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

3. Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins – If you want to impress people with your baking skills and do what others think is impossible..these Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins are what you need to make. They are dangerously easy cinnamon muffins and that stuffed Nutella just makes them the best muffins ever! Recipe here.

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins

4. Nutella and Banana Crepes: Are you not into baking? Or just plain lazy to even try? Don’t worry I’ve got something for you too..these Nutella Banana Crepes are smooth as silk and oh-so delicious..in a perfect world I would eat these everyday for breakfast..and again for desserts..give these a shot and you will be wowed by how easily you can make something French 😉 Recipe here.

Nutella and Banana Crepes

5. Braided Nutella Bread : Is fancy your middle name? Then show off your baking and cooking skills with this braided nutella bread. This simple bread stuffed with Nutella is perfect for breakfast and is probably the fanciest bread you will ever eat! 🙂 Recipe here.

Braided Nutella Bread

Now..what are you waiting for? Choose a recipe and get started! Happy World Nutella Day to y’all!

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