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Strawberry Farmers Cheesecake

Here, nothing is wasted. The cheese is made fresh, milk for ricotta and cream for mascarpone. The strawberries are steeped in hot water, sugar and basil with few pink peppercorns until the berries impart their flavour and turn liquid brilliant red. The cheesecake is made from honey and fresh homemade cheese, a little lemon zest for brightness. Nothing is wasted. The strawberries are removed from the broth and dehydrated for garnish.



For the Cheesecake:

150g Mascarpone

300g Ricotta

34g Milk

1 Lemon Zest

90g Honey

4g Gelatine

*To make your own cheese, follow the link - Farmers Cheese


Measure out all the ingredients except the gelatine, and place in a bowl. Soak the gelatine in some water and dissolve. Blend everything with a hand blender with the gelatine until well combined. Set in a pan in the fridge, or set in molds and freeze overnight.



For the Strawberry Consume

450g Strawberry

650 ml Water

3 large Basil Leaves

1/2 Lemon - Juice

150g Sugar

1 tsp Pink Pepper Corns

Slice strawberries thinly. Place all the ingredients into a pot and cook until it simmers. Remove from the heat and cover with plastic wrap to steep. Let everything cool in the fridge to get the most flavour. When the liquid is cold, pour through a strainer and keep the strawberry slices. Dehydrate the strawberries until crisp.

To serve - Cut a slice of cheesecake and place in a bowl. Pour the strawberry liquid next and garnish with fresh berries, basic, and dehydrated strawberries.



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