HHDD event: strawberry cheesecake pots

Date maggio 30, 2010

When I was young, at the question “what do you want to be”, I would have answered an architect, a police woman or a lawyer, but now if you ask me “What do you wanna be?” Ehrm, my answer will be: Donna Hay! Why? have you ever browsed through her magazine, DHM? Have you ever had a look at her website? Have you ever had the chance to read one of her books? Her style is unique, her recipes are easy to make, reliable and can make you happy with a few simple and fresh ingredients.

So, go figure my joy when I discovered that the HHDD event hay hay it’s donna day was back! The event is overseen by Denise at Chezus. Each month it will be hosted by the winner of the previous month event. I first stumbled about HHDD event at Eat.Live.Travel.Write, as Mardi is this month’s host.

She chose a dessert, an easy yet yummy blackberry cheesecake pots. We were asked to make this recipe as it is, with the possibility to put our own spin on the same recipe by altering an ingredient or two, while remaining within the theme. I decided to use strawberries instead of blackberries, as this is high season for fresh delicious and juicy strawberries. We have to wait till the end of August to have the best blackberries here in Tuscany.


  • cream cheese (Philadelphia), 250 gr
  • caster icing sugar, 55 gr
  • pouring (single) cream, 60 ml
  • vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • fresh blackberries strawberries, 120 gr

Process half the strawberries and sieve through a colander until you have a smooth puree. Put aside. Process the cream cheese, sugar, cream and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. Add strawberry puree and process until just mixed. Spoon into 4 x ½ cup-capacity (125ml)pots  and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Serve with the remaining strawberries. Serves 4.

I’m really happy to have discovered this monthly event, it will be a good chance to taste a lot of Donna Hay’ recipes! Thank you Mardi for this amazingly soft and delicious recipe!

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18 Responses to “HHDD event: strawberry cheesecake pots”

  1. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite said:

    Looks absolutely delicious Juls! Thanks for playing along – it’s been fascinating to see everyone’s interpretations of this dessert!


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  3. The Cooking Ninja said:

    That looks yummy. I’m supposed to do this too but I’ve no time at all. So many things to do before I pack n leave for FBC10. See you on Friday bedmate.


  4. Cherine said:

    I love Donna Hay too, and this makes a delicious dessert!!


  5. tiina { sparkling ink } said:

    That looks like my kind of dessert – yummy!! I can’t wait for the strawberry season to begin here in Scandinavia!


  6. Magic of Spice said:

    They look adorable, refreshing, and just plain yummy!


  7. The Housewife said:

    I love the pictures.. so pretty and perfectly colorful! :)


  8. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said:

    Your strawberry cheesecake pots look lovely! I wanted to participate in this challenge, but I ran out of time.


  9. C and C Dish said:

    Well, this looks wonderful, especially because it contains one of my favorites, cream cheese, YUM! The pictures look great!


  10. Patricia Scarpin said:

    Yay! Another DH die hard fan! :)
    I love your twist on her recipe – and the photos are to die for!


  11. The Cilantropist said:

    These are SO adorable!!! Really, I just love the photos and I am sure it tastes amazing… Great job modifying the recipe.


  12. Chez Us said:

    I am really happy you discovered this event as well. Your cheesecake pots are adorable and I love the addition of strawberries. I hope you enjoyed it and will participate again!!

    By the way, I am currently in Europe for a month – where did you find those cute cups and spoons???? I have to get some to take home!


  13. Giulia said:

    @ Chez us: Thank you!! I will definitely participate again! I bought both of them at Rinascente, a department store here in Italy. However, pots are ASA-Selection (http://www.asa-selection.com/index.php?id=164&L=1), while spoons are Guzzini (http://www.fratelliguzzini.com/home.aspx), maybe you can find them easily!


  14. barbara said:

    Congratulations on your winning entry.


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