Strawberry Cheesecake in a jar

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Strawberry Cheesecake in a jar

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest, layer consists of a mixture of a soft, , usually cheese cream, eggs, and sugar. If there is a bottom layer, it most often consists of a crust or base made from crushed digestive biscuits or graham crackers and the cheesecake may be baked or unbaked which is usually refrigerated.
Cheesecake is a very popular dessert nowadays and many people believe that it have its origins from New Your, but actually, that’s not true. Let’s go back 4000 years to see how cheesecake was really created. The earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by the Greek physician Aegimus (5th century BCE), who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes. The name for this type of cake (derived from the Greek term) became “placenta.” Placenta was more like a cheesecake, baked on a pastry base, or sometimes inside a pastry case.
When the Romans conquered Greece, the cheesecake recipe was just one spoil of war. They modified it including crushed cheese and eggs. These ingredients were baked under a hot brick and it was served warm. Occasionally, the Romans would put the cheese filling in a pastry. The Romans called their cheese cake “libuma” and they served it on special occasions. Marcus Cato, a Roman politician in the first century B.C., is credited as recording the oldest known Roman cheesecake recipe. In Greece, cheesecake was considered to be a good source of energy, and there is evidence that it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C.
By the 1900s, New Yorkers were in love with this dessert. Every restaurant had its own version of cheesecake on their menu. Even though he is best known for his signature sandwiches, Arnold Reuben (1883-1970) is generally credited for creating the New York Style cheesecake. Reuben was born in Germany and he came to America when he was young. The story goes that Reuben was invited to a dinner party where the hostess served a cheese pie. Allegedly, he was so intrigued by this dish that he experimented with the recipe until he came up with the beloved NYStyle cheesecake. Arnold Reuben, owner of the legendary Turf Restaurant at 49thand Broadway in New York City, claimed that his family developed the first cream-cheese cake recipe. 
Traditionally, thei ngredients entering the preparation of a classic New York-style cheesecake are cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch or flour, eggs, double cream, lemon zest and vanilla, with a crust made of crushed crackers or digestive biscuits, sugar and melted butter. While the flavour is quite plain, fruit coulis or jelly wasoften served alongside the cake.
As you already know, cheesecake is my favourite dessert, I could eat cheesecake everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is how much I love it. In the summer we have a big variety of fresh fruits and we can make cheesecake with any fruits we like, there are no limits. Cheesecake is easy to make, ready in a few minutes and a cheesecake in a jar is even more better because you have to wait only an hour for the cheesecake to cool. Isn't that great? I made some cheesecake in a jar with fresh strawberries and it was so delicious, I'm gonna make it again, definetly. If you like cheesecake, you should try it too, this dessert is perfect for hot summer days.
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 329 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g digestive biscuits
  • 80 g melted butter
  • 500 g cheese cream
  • 300 g strawberries
  • 60 g sugar

Instructions
 

  • Chop the biscuits and mix with the melted butter. Mix the cream cheese with sugar until the sugar is melted. The cheese cheese will soften but don't worry, in the fridge it will strengthen.
  • In a jar add some biscuits, 2-3 tablespoons of cream cheese, add diced strawberries and again add the cream cheese until the jar is full. Repeat this steps until you fill all the jars.
  • Let the jars cool in the fridge for 1 hour. You can add fresh fruits in top, some chocolate or whatever you like.
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