Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blue Berries!!!

This is one of my all time favourite deserts to make. If made properly a bite will melt in your mouth. The Ingredients are not the easiest to come by but are required to obtain the perfect cheeses cake. Also keep in mind that this is all about timing.

Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. History has the first recorded mention of cheesecake, as being served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. However, cheese making can be traced back as far as 2,000 B.C., anthropologists have found cheese molds dating back to that period. The Romans spread cheesecake from Greece to across Europe. Centuries later cheesecake appeared in America, the recipes brought over by immigrants. In 1872, cream cheese was invented by American dairymen, who were trying to recreate the French cheese, Neufch√Ętel. James L. Kraft invented pasteurized cheese in 1912, and that lead to the development of pasteurized Philadelphia cream cheese, the most popular cheese used for making cheesecake today.

Prep Time: 30min
Coming together: 10min
Setting Time: As long as it takes (around 2 - 3 hours)

There is no easy way around this. For starters you need a cheese cake ring (stainless steel ring that can be placed on the serving dish itself. Follow the steps to make the biscuit base and prep it on the serving dish (please refer to "Bake Cheese Cake"). Then place preped dish and ring in fridge.

1 bag of ice
500g of Cream Cheese
120g of Sugar
4 eggs (separated)
250ml Whipped cream (stiff peaks)
30ml milk
200g Blue berries (frozen is better) If using fresh you will have to cook it a little in a bit of water and sugar.
Either one you use make sure is blended (the idea of pieces are great but
remember they will sink to the bottom because they will be heavy.
(Available @ Colpity Market in SL)
2-4 Gelatine leaves (or reg gelatine) The amount of gelatine leaves used will depend on how fast u want the
cheese cake to set, and temp in the country. It is better to use this since
you will not find the cake being too rubbery.
(Available @Colpity Market in SL)
n.b. the more gelatine you use the more rubbery the cheese cake will be
and this is not a good thing.

Prep

1. Beat the cream cheese and keep.
2. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy then beat in the cream cheese a little at a time until the mixture is smooth. Then added in the blue berry pure (can use a very good blue berry jam as long it is not too sweet)

NOW GET READY - EVERYTHING WILL HAVE TO COME TOGETHER VERY FAST!!!

3. Put gelatine leaves in water to soften them then squeeze them and put in warm milk to dissolve. Once dissolved strain mixture.
4. Mix the strained gelatine mixture in to the cheese cake and egg mixture.
5. Put mixture in a stainless steel bowl, put ice and a bit of water in a glass bowl. Put the stainless steel bowl on the ice. This will bring the mixture close to the setting point. While waiting run a spatula around the edges of the mixture so the edges of the mixture will set at the same rate as the centre (since the edges touching the bowl will set faster)
n.b. Setting point is when the mixture is just about to set if it goes over the setting point then you will see lumps in the mixture and it will not be smooth.
6. Beat the cream till stiff. Beat the egg whites till stiff. (this should ideally be done while doing step 5)
7. When it reaches the setting point fold in the beaten cream and the egg whites to the main mixture alternatively (be careful when folding you don't want the egg whites or the beaten cream to collapse)
8. Quickly transfer to already preped ring and put in fridge to set. DO NOT FREEZE!

* When serving all you have to do is run a warm tea towel around the outside of the cheese cake ring and slowly slid the ring out.

9 comments:

Darth Gateau said...

Fantastic!!! Cake is my passion and you are providing the means for me to indulge in it! Thank you for blogging your skills!

Sands Rocks said...

No biggi mate. love cooking and sharing what little I know.

Darth Gateau said...

but you're a chef so you know tons! All I do in my blog is prattle on about food - I don't help the community by offering recipes!

dil said...

sandun now i reallly trullly love you!!! i really reallly do!!! *wink*!!! i love cooking and i love blueberry cheese cake!!! sigh!!! yummmmmm!!! i can taste it already!!! *drooool*

Sands Rocks said...

finally got the pics uploaded. damn beta was all funny yesterday.

Danniel said...

hi sorry to bug u but everything looks great here gosh u realy seem talented. would u be able to put up something of a soup or a starter? I would realy realy realyappriciate it. thanks :)

Alefiya Akbarally said...

Hey when can I SERIOUSLY try some of this???

Middle Child said...

OMG !!! that..that...it..looks heavenly !!!!

Queen of the Dark Asylum said...

yum.. where can we purchase your .. goodies?