Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I won't call it Inside-out Cheesecake

It's a Cheesecake Sphere, dressed up as a Christmas ball ornament.

Remember back in September when I made a layered Pannacotta for a new blog event called "Probocación", created by my Spanish friends from Blogolosas? If you don't know about this event, it's really fun. We are not challenged with a recipe, but with an image, and then have to make a creation based on it. This time we were invited to create something with a sphere shape, the idea came from this image.

These are made out of cooked cheesecake, thas is shaped inside a rounded cookie crust (with a previous coat of white chocolate) and with a little hole in the center where a bit of strawberry jam is placed. Two halfs are used to create 1 sphere glued in middle in a drop of white chocolate.

I guess you can think of it as an inside-out cheesecake, but since I've allready made some inside-out stuff before, I'm not going to be the one calling it that, or you might think I have some sort of inside-out paranoia. And that would be just weird...

Warning: These are not suited to play golf with!

CHEESECAKE SPHERES

Crust:

  • 140 gr/5 oz cookie crumbs (I've used oatmeal cookies)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Cheesecake:

  • 180 gr/6.5 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Assembly:

  • White chocolate
  • Strawberry jam (or any other flavour)
  • Rolled fondant (optional)

Preparation: With a small brush pain a thin layer of white chocolate inside half sphere molds (I've used an ice plastic mold with that shape). Let it dry.

Crust: Mix the crumbs with the butter until you have a wet sand consistency. Shape inside the molds, puting the crust arround its walls. Take to the freezer to harden.

Filling: Beat the cream cheese with the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix in the milk, sifted corn flour and salt. Beat until all blended. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 325ºF (170ºC) for about 20 minutes, depending on the pan you'll use (I've used a small rounded pan). Let the cheesecake cool completely before handling. When cool, scoop tsps of it and place inside the molds, pressing slightly. Make a small hole with your finger or the back of a knife (to put the jam after). Take to the freezer for 10 m to harden a bit.

Assembly: Put the jam on the little hole you made in the cheesecake and again take to the frezzer. Carefully unmold, fliping the mold onto a table. If it's cold enough they will come out perfectly. You're now left with half spheres (2nd picture). Melt a little bit of white chocolate and put a drop in half the spheres, glue the other half on top and take back to the freezer (a few minutes are enough). You can eat them as such (3rd picture) or cover with a thin layer of fondant and decorate it. Since Christmas is arround the corner a Christmas ball seamed a good choice.

En Español: Otra Probocación! El reto este més era hacer esferas, y yo las hice de Tarta de Queso y además vestiditas de bola de árbol de Navidad!

ESFERAS DE TARTA DE QUESO

Masa de galleta:

  • 140gr de polvo de galletas (yo use galletas de avena)
  • 2 cucharadas de mantequilla derretida

Tarta de queso:

  • 180gr queso cremoso
  • 1 huevo
  • 1 cucharada leche
  • 1 cucharada amido de maiz
  • 1/3 taza azúcar

Montaje:

  • Chocolate blanco
  • Mermelada de fresa (o otro sabor)
  • Fondant (opcional)

En un molde de medias esferas (yo use uno de hacer hielo) se pinta una capa de chocolate blanco con una brochita. Llevar al congelador. Se hace la masa de galletas, mezclando el polvo con la mantequilla. presione la masa en las paredes del molde. Se lleva de nuevo al frio. Para la tarta: Se bate el queso con el azúcar, se añade el huevo y vanilla. Se añado por fin la sal, leche y el amido (tamizado). Batir un poco más y llevar al horno a 170ºC, más o menos 20 minutos. Dejar enfriar por completo y despues sacar cucharadas y moldearlas dentro del molde, haciendo un poco de presión. Hacer un huequito con el dedo para hacer espacio para la mermelada. Llevar de buevo al congelador por unos minutos. Sacar y rellenar los huequitos con la mermelada. Después de llevar al frio un poco más, desmoldar con cuidado y pegar las mitades (foto 2) con un poquito de chocolate blanco derretido. Llevar una ultima vez al congelador para que las esferas se queden bien pegadas. Se pueden forrar con fondant y decorar a gusto o comer asi mismo (foto 3).

Le quieres pegar un bocado, a mi probocado?

Do you care for a ball bite?

You can check the other spheres here, just follow the links on the comments.

84 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

HOLY YUM!!!

Cristine said...

Way cute!!!

Shaheen (Coco) said...

Looks so good.

Lore said...

Very creative! I could buy a Christmas tree right now just to hang these on it lol :)

Lisa said...

So cute! They probably taste delicious too.

Rachel said...

too lovely for words....

Rachel said...

too lovely for words....

morgana said...

¡¡¡ Qué monadas !!! Y apropiadísimas según las fechas que se acercan...

Sobre los sabores ya mejor ni me lo imagino, que me entran ganas de pegarle un bocado a la pantalla. Me encantan tus "inside-out".

Lo que parece que ha sido complicado en esta edición ha sido lo de darle aspecto de capas al invento, yo me he roto los cuernos con el tema pero no lo he conseguido.

Prometo que la siguiente ProBocación será más sencilla y creo que más abierta.

Por cierto, que si quieres ProBocarnos tú con algo... Puedes ser la anfitriona de alguna ProBocación. Nos encantaría. Piénsatelo ¿vale?

Un abrazo.

Maria said...

Oh wow these are so fun!! I love them!

Jodie said...

So cute! I love the idea.

Mari Azevedo said...

Ai Ritinha que pecado é esse, minha amiga!! Que delícia.... e que coisa mais linda!!!
Por essas e por outras que sou fã incondicional do teu blog... ô menina maravilhosa!!!
Beijocas, fofa!!!

Bob said...

Cheescake balls... I love it! Heh. Of course, I love cheesecake in general, but make it look cool and I can't resist. :D

Ben said...

That is very creative! You should win some kind of prize for this delicious and gorgeous inside-out cheesecakes! LOL Sorry I couldn't resist.

Ingrid said...

WOW! You really are very clever. I'm always inspired and awed when I visit your blog! Fantastic job!
~ingrid

Manuela © said...

Que desafio interessante:)

Duvido que essas bolinhas resistam até ao Natal :P Já comia algumas...

Tanya said...

So cute and they really look delicious! What a wonderful idea for a Christmas party!

Leslie said...

Are you kidding me??? You are so damn talented! I am sure your Spheres are as yummy as they are beautiful

Katie said...

So cute but I would peel off the fondant and just eat the middle! :)

Reeni said...

Those looks so yummy! I could pop a few of those right into my mouth, NOW!!!!! You did an awesome job, as usual! Love them!

Bentayga con sabor said...

Hum hum para darle un bocado y no dejar nada.

Cathy said...

Unbelieveable -- so creative! They would make an incredible presentation around the holidays! You are seriously talented!

Ivy said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing!

Gloria said...

Clumbsy que entretenido esto!! y que original ademàs que se ve delicioso! oye Gracias a Dios hoy pudimos enviar el paquete de tu premio a Portugal nos dijeron que se demora entre 8 y 10 dìas. De todas maneras te voy a mandar por mail una copia del ticket, cariños Gloria

Cakebrain said...

This looks amazing! It's so perfectly executed and looks deliciously creative too!

Katrina said...

Totally fun, Rita. But more importantly, YUM!

Y said...

Spherical food! What a great challenge :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Maybe you could play golf with cookie golf sticks...yum!

Sophie said...

I would only play golf with these if they were going in my mouth!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god this is deliciousa and so tempting. The colour is awesome.

Meg said...

Balls of cheesecake! Amazing and beautiful!

Bunny Trails said...

Oh wow... this is so yummy looking and GORGEOUS!!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

That's too bad about the golf unsuitability. They would be the only thing that could actually get me on a gold course. ;)

Heather said...

my gosh! totally adorable!! these all look so good! and the decorations are beautiful!

Sharon said...

Whoa. Yum. If you do have an inside-out fetish, I won't complain. Your creations always look amazing!

Adam said...

Can I have just a little of your creativity? Like a small cheesecake ball size? Once again you rock me with your inside out, reverse, backwards, bizarro world inventions. All hail Rita, the Einstein of the baking universe :)

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Yikes, that's a really creative idea. Reminds me of the "snowball" dessert we used to get at a Japanese Steakhouse. It was a ball of half vanilla, half chocolate ice cream covered in a white chocolate coating. I'm sure it doesn't taste anything like these cheesecake balls, but something about desserts in a spherical shape just makes them better.

Lina said...

ohhh you're blogging in Portuguese now? Its going to help me study my Portuguese. My husband is a bad teacher. hehe. Love your spheres! What a great idea for Christmas treats! You really should write a cookbook. What a pro.

Lina said...

I just realized that it was spanish... now youre just trying to confuse me!

Jenn's Baking Chamber said...

wow! that's the yummiest ball i have ever seen! HAHAH!

FFichiban said...

Hahah thats awesommmeee!! I really want to try it mmmm

cookemila said...

yo si quiero darle un bocado a tu probacado..esa fue mi primera idea hacer unas bolas de queso que pense dejar para otra ocasion...pero las tuyas merecen saltarse la pantalla y irse corriendo hasta portugal para darle un meneillo a esa bola magica tuya..tiene un aspecto de morirse.Me ha encantado Rita, bueno me gusta todo lo que haces, que leñes asique decirte mas es decir todo el rato lo mismo...besos de grandes como la distancia que nos separa guapa

Cristina said...

Que guay que ahora pongas las recetas tambien en español, quienes hablamos ese idioma te lo agradecemos.
Y las bolitas geniales, te salieron super bonitas.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

How cute are those!

FAMILY FIRST said...

Oh my god! Just to sweet to be eaten! Love your creativity!

linda said...

What a fun idea! Fun way to organize a food blogging event by using a picture for inspiration.

yacko said...

me encanta como quedaron ñan ñan estas super un saludo

Indigo said...

WANT!

Darius T. Williams said...

One word: WOW!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Dragon said...

You're killing me with this! I've said it before, you are a G.E.N.I.U.S.

Marizé said...

Super interessante esse evento.

Aorei a esfera de cheesecake.
Parabéns

Hallie Fae said...

Wow, so cute and I bet they taste amazing too.

Joanna said...

you are a true artist!!! this is such a delicious treat. i thought it was a binky at first, but then realized it was an ornament haha reguardless, they are beautiful

Maggie said...

How pretty! They look time consuming but worth the effort.

Vera said...

Rita, this is absolutely adorable! And how innovative!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

To say I'm impressed would be an understatement. Great work! It sounds delicious, but I'd feel guilty biting into something so wonderfully put together, lol!

Cakespy said...

These are so cool! :-)

Dawn said...

Throw some waaaaaaaaay over here. I have my bucket out to catch them chicka!
Amazing cute little devilish treats. How easy is it to pop like 20 of those during the day?

Jenny said...

Now those are some cool inside out cheesecake balls! Love them and want a bite right now!

mikky said...

what a creation!!! simply awesome... :)

Ann said...

Get OUT! Just get out of here! I have never seen anything so darling in my LIFE! Are you kidding me? Those are SO adorable! They look like they could cost a whole lot of dollars at a top patisserie, girl.

Seriously, you need to open a bakery or something...share it with your people... :)

Robin Sue said...

Wow! These are wonderfully beautiful. I am sure all that work paid off! These are great!

Emily said...

Ahh, man. I was gong to play golf with one, but you said no. :(

And yes, I would love to take a big bite out of those balls. Your balls look luscious.

Jeanine said...

How cool! Very, very creative (and delicious looking too!).

Jo said...

Haha .. the spheres look sop cute. I couldn't really figure out what shape they are???

Liz said...

WOW! I am super impressed. Your cheesecake ball/tree ornament is so adorable!

noble pig said...

That is impressive, it's just perfect in shape. I love the ball-cheesecake..you are just too cool with all your fun stuff.

jesse said...

What in the world... you're a frickin' GENIUS!!!

Isa said...

OMG, that is sooooooo cute and absolutely delicious! I love how you dressed it as bolas de árbol de Navidad.

Kevin said...

Those look great! They remind me the layers of a planet for some reason.

jodycakes said...

Okay...these are GORGEOUS...and so much fun.

Kristen said...

This is just brilliant! Such an adorable idea.

Sara said...

These are so cute and creative!

Alexa said...

Wow, wow, wow... festive and clever!

chefectomy said...

Totally and completely love this!

CookiePie said...

WOW - those looks amazing!

Zen Chef said...

What do you mean i can't play golf with these?? :-)

You should definitely get the innovation award in pastry. You're creations are wayyy too cool. And i thought i was cool!.. But when i come here i realize i still have a long way to go. Now i'm depressed. I'm going back to bed..

[Boohooo hooo hoooooooo]

JOAN said...

Qué bonitas!
Te han salido preciosas, deliciosas e ideales para las Navidades que ya las tenemos encima.
Muchas felicidades y un besote.

Juliet said...

You make the cutest cookies! Do you sell them?

Anonymous said...

FELICITACIONES !!!!

Se ven realmente deliciosas y con una excelente presentación.

Un saludo muy cordial.

AlmaErrante.

natalia said...

This is simply fantastic ! YOU REALLY DID A GREAT JOB !!!

alexandra's kitchen said...

holy cow you are creative! I wouldn't even know where to begin. My mind is still blown by the rounded-shaped cheesecake. !Es Increible!

biz319 said...

These look amazing! Good job!

Jaime said...

wow that's fancier than anything i'd ever make!

Arlette said...

Wow,
you are so creative, I love everything in this blog...
awesome desserts...
thank you