Posted on June 6, 2014 by

Shrikhand Cheesecake with fennel and coriander strawberries

Shrikhand Cheesecake with Fennel- & Coriander- Strawberries_

For the Cheesecake:

250g strained Greek yoghurt (500g yoghurt that is left to drain overnight)

100g Mascarpone cheese

100ml double cream, whipped to soft peaks

50g caster sugar

1/2 tsp ground cardamom


For the crumble base:

250g plain white flour

250g caster sugar

180g ground almonds

250g cold salted butter, diced


For the fennel and coriander flavoured strawberries

250g strawberries, hulled and some sliced and some left whole (or use any other berries in season)

Grated zest and juice of half a lime

2 mint leaves, finely shredded

1 teaspoon. fennel seeds, roasted and crushed

1 teaspoon. coriander seeds roasted and crushed

A pinch of salt

A pinch of sugar




To make the crumble base, mix together the flour, sugar and ground almonds, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake in an oven preheated to 180C/Gas Mark 4 for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the pan and leave to cool, then use your fingertips to break into fine crumbles.
For the cheesecake, gently fold together all the ingredients and chill for 20 minutes.


To assemble the cheesecake, press a layer of the crumble about 1.5cm thick in a 15cm springform cake tin. Add the cheesecake mixture, smooth the surface and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.


Meanwhile, prepare the strawberries. Put the strawberries in a non-metallic bowl, add the remaining ingredients and toss gently. Leave to macerate for 10-15 minutes.


Slice or scoop he cheesecake onto serving plates and serve with the strawberries dotted around. In the restaurant we add strawberry caramel tuile.