Toasted brioche, Cornish curd cheesecake, wild strawberries

Toasted brioche, Cornish curd cheesecake, wild strawberries

These sweet canapés combine lusciously creamy cheesecake with crisp toasted brioche and wild strawberries.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    To begin, make the cheesecake. Whisk together the cream cheese, cow's curd, milk and double cream and set aside
  2. Step 2

    Whisk the eggs and sugar together until combined, allow to settle then skim off any bubbles on the surface
  3. Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 90°C/gas mark 1/4
  4. Step 4

    Blend both sets of ingredients together and pass through a fine sieve to remove any lumps. Pour the cheesecake into a 5cm deep tray and cook for 45 minutes. Check after 20 minutes
  5. Step 5

    Once cooked, allow to cool before refrigerating
  6. Step 6

    Once cold, beat back the cheesecake until smooth and place in a piping bag with a nozzle
  7. Step 7

    Slice the over-ripe strawberries into a bowl, cover with cling film and place over a bain marie. Heat until all of the juice has been extracted from the strawberries, then pass the juice through a chinois lined with muslin cloth
  8. Step 8

    Bloom the gelatine by soaking it in cold water until soft. Pour 125g of the strawberry liquid into a small pot and mix in the gelatine until it has completely dissolved. Allow to set in the fridge and reserve the remaining juice
  9. Step 9

    Wash the wild strawberries carefully. Dip half of them, one-by-one, into the strawberry juice and drain off the excess liquid. Dip into the Mannitol powder to form a crisp outer shell. Set the remaining strawberries aside on paper towels
  10. Step 10

    Cut the brioche into 3cm cubes. Using a Parisian scoop, remove a dip from the cube, dust with icing sugar and lightly toast on all sides until golden brown under the grill
  11. Step 11

    Pipe some cheesecake into the dips and decorate with a couple of fresh strawberries, a couple of the Mannitol-coated strawberries and a scoop of strawberry jelly. Finish with a couple of small sweet cicely leaves