Friday, November 20, 2009

Cappuccino Tiramisu Cheesecake ~Happy Birthday, Baking Queen ~ Deeba

It was Deeba's Birthday on 14th Nov. She's been my inspiration to the world of baking n cooking.... She's just superb at what she does.... and most of all, she's passionate about it. I've been making something or the other for birthday's of close family and friends..... This one called for some very special thought....
Deeba is 'Eggo-phobic', likes Pink, loves Coffee..... So what can we do with this.....
Cappuccino Tiramisu Cheesecake [No bake, so no egg :-) ]
Would have loved to give her a surprise on her birthday this time... but didn't have her hubby's number or email id with me..... So had to call her n check her day's schedule.. :-) Landed up at her place with Pink Lillies and Cappuccino Tiramisu Cheesecake... that's 'No Eggs', 'Pink' and 'Coffee'..... :-)

Every visit to Deeba's is like being 'Alice in Wonderland' for me. This time she had 'Sponge fingers filled with lavender mascarpone' sprinkled with beautiful purple sugar...... The cake she did for her birthday was 'Lavender Mascarpone Cake'.

Last time she graciously invited me over for lunch at her place Lunch at Deeba's, had made a Zebra cake for them Zebra Cake for the Rajpals, We iced cupcakes together Cups of Magic ~ Vanilla Cupcakes @ Deeba's. It was such a nice day. Her kids are so wonderful :-)

Cappuccino Tiramisu Cheesecake
For the base:
1/2 packet glucose biscuits [abt 100gms]
60 gms butter [softened, not melted]
20gms grain sugar

For cheesecake:
250 ml cream[whipped]
150gms hung curd
50gms mascarpone cream cheese
Coffee Solution [100gms Coffee Dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water, cooled to room temperature ]
Bailey's [2 capfull]
40 gms gelatin [in winter 1 reduce it by 2-3 pinches as it sets just fine]

Mocha Icing
Butter - 30 gms
Dark chocolate - 100gms / broken into pieces
Instant coffee - 2 tbsp

For the base:
Crush the glucose biscuits finely [not to powder]
Bind them together with the softened butter till the mixture is course. [I use the back of a spoon, you could use your fingers if you like]
Place this on the base of the dish in which you want to make the cheesecake and serve. [I used a pie dish with a loose bottom so that the cheesecake comes out of the pan, with edges]
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, till it sets.

For Cheesecake:
Whip the cream to soft peaks.
Mix in the hung curd and mascarpone to a silky consistency.
Add the Coffee Solution and mix well, don't beat too much, only till Smooth.
Melt the gelatin in cold water first and then heat on a double boiler.
After it's completely dissolved, pour into the above mixture and mix well.
Take out the refrigerated base, pour the above mixture into the bowl over the base.
Refrigerate for about an hour.
Best served after 24 Hours, it alows the flavors to marry well.

For Icing:
Put the butter & dark chocolate into a pan heat over low heat till all the chocolate has melted, stirring constantly.
Add coffee, stir well, & leave to cool. [Add a teaspoon of rum if you like it darker n richer]
Fill in an icing bag and pipe away... :-)

I loved the Tiramisu Cheesecake.... People who like coffee flavors...... This is a must try.... Soft, Smooth and mmmmmmmmm Coffee.....
May God Bless your and your home with great health and lots of joy :-)
Happy Birthday!!!!!!


amla said...

Nachi you are just amazing.... i think you should start cookery classess it will help lot of us..

Deeba PAB said...

Thank you for another gorgeous post Nach, and that Tiramisu. It was calling my name to the last crumb. DELICIOUS! Gracias for making my birthday so nice & different! Loved the cake & the pink lilies.

Bhaskar Deva said...

Mouth watering - tempting - yummy in the tummy...this was a delight to die for...
First bite gives u a kick of coffee and with every next bite u electrifies you taste buds.

Totally loved this one :)
Could I have some more plz...

Sea Blue said...

where's my welcome dessert and even more importantly, where's the love!?
Oh and i have no idea why i'm still sea blue i don even use that blog about u learn to make sushi!!
Yes i am random.

Sunshinemom said...

How sweet to gift something perfect for an inspiring person! Her happiness is evident on her face:) just as your smiling tiramisu:D. That was a tasty and beautiful post!

Nikhil said...

woww! this looks so mouth watering
It feels great to be among those lucky one's who gets to have a bite of all your delicacies

Aman Mehta said...

This cake looks so yummy especially the making of cream part (For Base) and and more coffee... (for cheesecake)

Sravanthi said...

yummyyy.. whtz it take to get u to make these yummmmyyyyyyyy stuff for us too???

d-amit said...

So the ruling Baking queen Deeba meets the future baking queen Nachiketa?

Well Nachi, given your accolades and admirers already, am sure the formal crowning is just around the corner ... So when the handing over the baton (or is it the belan in this case :D) happens, we're all invited for the celebratory party right? Ornate with the choicest of desserts, am sure :D ?

Meetu said...

Nachi, amazing pics, mouth watering, when do i get to taste this?

Shuchi said...

Thank you Nachi for making me the privileged one to have that awsom Tiramisu.....that yummillicious coffee is still in my mouth :))
As always, U SIMPLY ROCK!!!

Bhawna said...

2 wonderful things here....

Ist: The gesture--- incomparable. In today's day & time of instant love & greetings, making something so personal for someone is such a beautiful thing. I still remember how my friend baked a cake for me when I was visiting her on my B'day some 4 years back. The feeling just stays with you forever.

2nd: The cake. It is awesome :-)