Monday, 23 January 2012

Blueberry Cheesecake

Hello everyone. After a long long gap I'm pleased to be back to the world of foodblogging. 2011 has been a hectic year for me with lots of changes in lifestyle and some significant achievements.

In conjuction with Chinese New Year and as a comeback gift I present my ever favourite blueberry cheesecake. This recipe was given to me by my brother who is a great baker.

Cheesecake is a luscious, rich dessert consisting of a topping made of soft, fresh cream cheese. A cheesecake may or may not have a crust or base. This crust is can be made from biscuit crumb, pastry or sponge cake. The filling is made by creaming the cheese and mixing it with eggs and sugar. A range of flavourings may be added to this mixture. It is then poured into a special springform pan and baked. After baking, the cheesecake is thoroughly chilled and generally topped with fresh fruit or with a sweetened fruit sauce, nuts, and/or chocolate.

Cheesecakes may be baked or unbaked. Uncooked cheesecake is made with a biscuit crumb base and a filling made of cream cheese enriched with eggs, flavoured and set with gelatine.

The texture of cheesecake can vary from light and airy to dense and rich to smooth and creamy. Unbaked cheesecake is lighter and creamier than the baked version.

What do we need:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

2 packages/8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp plain flour
4 eggs
2 cups blueberry pie filling

How do we do it:

Combine crumbs, sugar and butter. Push mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
Lightly stir the cream cheese until soft and creamy. Beat in sour cream, sugar, vanilla and flour. Add in eggs one at a time. Pour the mixture into the crumb lined pan. Bake in a preheated oven 165° C for 1 hour or until firm to the touch.

Cool the cake completely. Loosen the edges of the cake with a knife to removing the cake. Place blueberry pie filling on top of cake. Chill well before serving.


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My Kitchen Antics said...

oh my this looks perfect...

wintamil said...

Nice Cake

Vimitha Durai said...

Looks so perfect/ Loved the layers. Happy to follow you.

Hema said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, you have a nice one here, the cheesecake looks yum..about chow-chow, I also mentioned it as chayote, search by that name, you have it on Wikipedia with pictures..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Welcome back pusha!! So glad you are back to blogging. :) As always, this cheesecake looks fabulous!

Mahi said...

You have returned after a real break it looks like! Appreciate your consistency for these years!am just browsing through..nice collection!

If I were you, I would've vanished from the blogosphere long back! hehe!! :)

Thanks for stopping by in my kitchen! :)

Zoe said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too! This cheesecake looks very delicious.

Linda said...

Hi Pushpa, so nice to see you back and with such a delicious recipe too! Happy New Year to you -- Chinese and otherwise :)

Lifewithspices said...

Beautifully made cheese cake n the topping is too good..

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect baking cake
1st time here happy to follow u .do visit my site

Ramya said...

your cheesecake looks so yum and super tempting... thanks for linking with my event..first time at your blog and im your new follower :-)

K.Nor said...

hi puspha.. yr cheesecake look so tempting :)

thank u for yr visit to my site :)

Raks said...

Yummy cheese cake and classic combo with blueberry!

lubnakarim06 said...

Lovely cake recipe....blueberry topping looks luscious...

Latha said...

Lovely cake...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Tasty Appetite

The Pumpkin Farm said...

lovely looking cake, thanks for linking

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

perfect is the word for this cheesecake. looks yummy.

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Such a tempting cheesecake over there!!! Yummm :)

Unknown said...

Thank u very much to all of u!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous cheesecake! So tempting.



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