Tuesday, January 25, 2011

pink cheesecake with meringue

festive title, isn't it? actually what i made is a strawberry cheesecake with meringue topping, but this is quite different than the usual. what makes it different? keep reading and you'll find. :)

guess what! i have a confession to make. i am a person who easily-obsessed with something new and wonderful. and do you know what's my obsession right now? masterchef, junior masterchef to be precise. i'm a tv-series addict and this show just became a hit in my life recently. it's late though, i've known who's the winner before i finished watching the show. i keep streaming and streaming instead of studying for my upcoming exams. it's just so fantastic, too fantastic. those children must be born with a natural talent on cooking. they're so little, so young, but they all can create wonderful many type of dishes. i am older than them but no better than them, what a shame! i should learn so much from them.

this show is very inspiring for me, all the type of test: invention taste, pressure test, taste test; i wish i could join all of it. i keep wondering will i survive during the test, haha. so i was like putting my self in that sort of game right lately. i did the invention taste on my own. i couldn't do the pressure test because i'm the only one cooking here. taste test, well, not yet. as the result of my own invention taste, i made this strawberry cheesecake. this turns out good, real good, my little brother likes it so much. i think he loves meringue. back to the junior masterchef topic, i visited its site and found so many wonderful recipes there. i think i'll start copying them one by one asap. or maybe i should post them under 'Junior Masterchef' label. i really should think about it. 

now about this cheesecake, what makes this strawberry cheesecake different from the usual strawberry cheesecake is because i pureed the strawberries and add it to my cheesecake batter. because of the puree, the cheesecake turns pink. i topped it with baked meringue and base it with biscuit base. this is a chilled cheesecake, so it is easier to make. simply delicious.

Pink Cheesecake with Meringue
serves 4 small servings

75 gr graham crackers, crumbed
25 gr butter, melted
2 tbsp oatmeal

cheese mixture:
125 gr cream cheese
75 gr whipping cream
50 gr strawberries, pureed
2 tbsp boiling water
2 tsp gelatin powder / agar powder
50 gr icing sugar

meringue top:
1 egg white
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

  1. base: mix together all the ingredients, spoon them in a serving ramekins and level them until even.
  2. cheese mixture: softened the cream cheese using spatula. meanwhile whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. mix together with powdered sugar.
  3. puree the strawberries and dissolve teaspoons of agar / gelatin in the boiling water. mix the puree and gelatin mixture into the cream cheese.
  4. pour the cream cheese mixture over the base. chill in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours or until set.
  5. meringue top: make a simple syrup by boiling water and sugar together until the sugar dissolve and let it simmer until thickens but not browned. meanwhile, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, continue mixing while gradually pour in the syrup. beat until soft and shiny.
  6. spoon over the cheesecake. bake under the preheated grill until meringue are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
interesting? come on, try it. i can guarantee you this is one delicious and refreshing dishes.
thanks for reading everyone, have a nice day! :)


  1. Gak ada kata terlambat buat belajar, dan gak ada kata terlambat buat Momon jadi masterchef :D. Yah mungkin Momon merasa tuh anak kecil pinter2 masak karena mereka punya kesempatan memasaknya mulai dini, sedangkan Momon mungkin nyadarnya telat wkwkwkwk... Mungkin kalo dari kecil kamu giat belajar memasak dan emang niat, kamu mungkin juga udah sehebat mereka, bahkan mungkin lebih. Dengan kamu belajar terus baking ntar kamu juga bakal jadi masterchef, walopun gak ada sertifikat resminya, ilmu yang kamu dapat dari belajar sendiri dengan bereksperimen di dapur bakal menjadi suatu kebanggan tersendiri. Kamu bisa jadi masterchef buat kamu sendiri dan keluargamu, semangat! :D

  2. ¡Qué gran delicia!
    Además te han quedado preciosos.


  3. What a good looking dessert. I love your whole twist on the thing and it looks so pretty in those cups. You've really outdone yourself with this one. I have a linky party on my blog every Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

  4. @tabon: tataaa, km wise bgt! :") ak terharu. huhu. thanks bgt ya ta, comment km bnr2 bikin ak smangat 45 lg! :D

  5. @silvia: muchas gracias silvia, eso es muy dulce de tu parte. besos!

  6. @lisa: hi lisa, thanks for stopping by and thanks for the invitation as well. i'll link it up to you soon. wait for me! :)

  7. I love that you have made these as little individual cheesecakes - they are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    By the way, I'm co-hosting a new weekend foodie blog hop called Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home and I'd love it if you would come along and join in! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. @21st century housewife: thank you for the invitation.. :) i've linked it!

  9. This looks so delicious! I love the pink! :)

  10. Thank you so much for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me! I've followed your lovely blog. Hope to see you again next week - the linky goes up every Friday :)

  11. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I hope you'll be able to join in again.

  12. @lisa: hi lisa! u're very welcome. i'd like to join again. thank you so much.

  13. @21st century housewife: sure, it would be very nice to join the feed me tweet me again. :)

  14. Mmm this strawberry cheesecake looks great! I love your blog, you have great recipes and your presentation is really nice!

    I'll keep watching you ;)


  15. thank you Valerie! :) i'll keep watching you too.. by the way, i really like your name, it's like a song. ;)



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