Cravings

I have missed cooking a lot. Ever since Erin was born, I have taken a break from the kitchen because I hardly have any time anymore to prepare food. These days, J does most of the kitchen work but with me supervising.

But last weekend, I just needed to get back into it once again. For one, there were two bars of Philly cream cheeses waiting for me to bake them into my long-time craving of blueberry cheesecake. Last time I made one was probably five years ago. It’s definitely time to do a repeat!

BB cheesecakeSo, I entrusted Erin to J for the entire Sunday afternoon to get things done. After months of researching/studying of recipes, I decided Mik’s was the easiest one to make. Since it has been +/- five years since I last baked one, I lost the recipe my tita gave me so I needed to find another one fast.

I followed Mik’s recipe for the crust and the filling except I used just plain thickened cream (250 ml) in place of the mascarpone cheese. Also, instead of the sour cream topping, I made a blueberry glaze. Recipe of which is as follows:

Blueberry Glaze

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided

In a 1-quart saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water. Crush 1/2 cup blueberries; add to sugar and water mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and begins to bubble. Continue to boil gently for about 2 minutes, or until blueberry glaze mixture is clear. Cool completely. Arrange remaining blueberries over the top of the cheesecake. Pour cooled blueberry glaze over berries. Keep blueberry cheesecake tightly covered in refrigerator.

It was perfect! At least to our standards. 🙂

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6 Responses to “Cravings”

  1. wow naman, looks really good!

  2. so can you come over and cook some of that for me? LOL.

  3. wow that looks really really yummy!!

  4. Wow, Leah, it looks great! I love the way the top turned a little purply with your blueberry topping… yum!

  5. You’ve been tagged!

  6. that looks GREAT! yummy!!

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