Staying on the mango track, I am trying to make as many mango yum yums as I can 🙂 Sorry about the baby lingo. My baby just called me mama and so now I am talking as much as I can as I have heard that the more you talk to your baby, the faster and the better they talk. Yes baby talk does not help but hey! how do you look at a 7 month old and say “Would you like some purred carrot and milk “:) I say “who wants nyum nyuum carrot” 😛
OK!! Mango Cheesecake!! focus!!
♥ For the crust
Marie or Parle G biscuit – 1 double pack ( Graham Crackers works too)
Butter – 2 tbsp
♥ Filling / cheesecake center
Panner/ Cottage Cheese – 2 packets
Cream – 400ml
Sugar – 1/2Cup
Gelatin – 4tbsp
Mango – 4 medium size (puree)
Water – 1/2 cup
♥ Mango Syrup
Mango – 2 medium size
Sugar – 2 – 3 tbsp (depends on the sweetness of the mango)
Water – 1 Cup
♥ Butter a 24 x 7cm spring form cake tin and set aside. Pulse the biscuits in a mixer till it has sand like texture. Add the butter and pulse just a little longer. Pat into the base of the cake tin and tap to the bottom till a nice tightly packed bottom layer is formed. Refrigerate for 2 -3hrs.
♥ Heat the water till luke warm and add the gelatin powder. Mix it well and let it cool down. In a mixing bowl, add the cottage cheese and cream. Mix well till the mixture is nice a smooth. Add the cooled gelatin to the mixture. Then add the mango puree and sugar a little at a time (keep tasting the mixture and add only the amount of sugar required, every mango has a different degree of sweetness). Once the biscuit layer has hardened pour the mango cream on top. Refrigerate 6- 8hrs. I let it sit over night
(I divided the cream and cheese mixture into two and added two different kinds of mangos. I used two mangos of the same kind for one layer and another layer with two mangos of another kind. So the difference in the color, I like the distinct taste of each of the mango layers)
♥ For the syrup, mix the sugar and water and heat o a low flame. When the mixture starts to boil add the mango puree and mix well. Let the mixture boil for a while. Slowly the mixture becomes thick. Let the mixture be a little runny. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool down. I like to pour the syrup just before serving.
( if you add gelatin to the above mixture and pour it over the cream mango layer once it has set, you will have a mango jelly layer on top. Personally I think that will be just too much gelatin and jelly like texture)