Moments we enjoy a lot are those quietly spent in the kitchen trying out new dessert recipes we find in our stack of recipe books and magazines. There is something relaxing about baking and having a cake in the afternoon is one of Germany's most beloved traditions. When we invite family or friends over in the afternoon for a 'Kaffeeklatsch' there is definitely cake around. The German word 'Kaffeeklatsch' literally means a little chat over coffee with friends.
The Origin Of Afternoon Cake / Kaffeeklatsch
Coffee and cake is a very important part of German culture. The afternoon coffee and cake tradition dates back to the 17th century when coffee beans were first imported to Germany. Coffee quickly became the preferred hot drink of the aristocracy, who paired it with cake. This practice eventually trickled down to all members of society and was wholeheartedly embraced. The Kaffeeklatsch was born, which refers to our afternoon coffee-and-cake sessions.
To date, people stroll into their favorite pastry shop in the afternoon for a leisurely cup of coffee, a slice of cake, and good conversation, if the busy work schedule permits. Otherwise, it is Kaffeeklatsch time, cake, and coffee galore on the weekends.
There are hundreds of delicious cakes to try and we bake cakes based on the season. In the summer they usually contain fresh fruits.
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe
How would you describe strawberry cheesecake? Is it sweet or savory? Would you say it has a creamy texture or a crumbly crust?
Strawberry cheesecake is a classic dessert that combines two of our favorite foods – strawberries and cream cheese. Combining these two ingredients creates a rich and delicious treat everyone loves. This no-bake Strawberry cheesecake is a great summertime treat because it’s light and refreshing. Here is how to make it:
- 140 g / 4.93 oz Butter
- 200 g / 7.05 oz Butter Cookies / Graham Crackers
- 300 g / 10.58 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 75 g / 2.65 oz Custard Sugar
- 2 to 3 tbsp Milk
- 100 g / 3.52 oz Ground Almonds
- 600 g / 21.16 oz Strawberries
- 500 g / 17.64 oz Whipping Cream
- 1 pack Stabilizer For Whipping Cream
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 pack Cake Glaze Red
- 125 ml / 4.22 oz Apple Juice
Slowly melt butter and set aside to cool down. Place cookies into a plastic bag and crush them into fine pieces. Mix butter with cookies to create a cookie dough. Spread cookie dough evenly into a greased springform pan. Place the cake pan into the refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes.
In the meantime mix Philadelphia cream cheese, with custard sugar and milk. Stir ingredients until fully combined. Spread cream cheese on top of the cookie crust. Sprinkle ground almonds on top until cream cheese mass is evenly covered. Place the cake into the refrigerator for 2 hrs.
Wash strawberries and remove leaves. Cut strawberries in halves. Set aside about five strawberries for decoration. Place strawberries on top of the almond layer. Whip the cream and spread it on top of strawberries. Prepare cake glaze according to the instructions on the package. Once done, let it cool slightly and drizzle over the cake. Place the finished cake into the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Decorate the cake with remaining strawberries and enjoy it with family and friends.
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