February 26th is my super-duper-wonderful-best-friend-for-ever-darling Aussie’s birthday!
Too bad, it was Tuesday. The busiest day of my week (everyday is busy day, tho’) so I couldn’t come to her house and freak her out HAHA
And I waited till 12 PM to send her a numerous text messages. Started from a simple Happy Birthday, I Love You, wishes
and jokes, everything. She is 20 now. And 20 is where you life begins.
And as an apology, since I didn’t make it to her party (?)
I made her something special. And pretty. Just like her.
White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake
Start with making your own strawberry sauce. Seriously, never use any store-bought strawberry sauce! They are full of artificial sweetener, preservatives, and coloring. I never want my beloved ones to have those on their plate. But of course, you still have another options like blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, even chocolate sauce! But in Indonesia, raspberry blackberry and other berries are pretty hard to find and they come with ridiculous price because we have to import them from the other side of the continent.
Throw some fresh strawberries, sugar, and a tiny amount of cornstarch. Put the water and let them boil for 5-7 minutes
then strain using a fine strainer, set aside and let it cool.
Meanwhile, you can start make your favorite chesecake batter. I used white chocolate cheesecake from CookingClassy (and not to mention, Jaclyn is my inspiration in so many ways, including this cheesecake’s design. She’s awesome!)
You can use whatever cheesecake recipe you like, but pay attention to the consistency of the batter and the strawberry sauce. Since it will be difficult to draw those cute little hearts if your batter and sauce are in a different consistency. Not to runny and not too thick, note that.
This is how my cheesecake looks like
Not as perfect as Jaclyn’s but I’m sure I just need more pratice.
When I gave it to Aussie, she didn’t even dare to eat them. She texted me like 2 days after and said that she wait for her sister to see it first, because it just too cute to eat. Hahaha I couldn’t help but smiling.
Once more, happy birthday Aussie Komala Rani! YOU’RE OLD! HAHAHAHA