Saturday, 22 May 2010

Getting Berry British!

First,my apologies,for my late postings!
Ive been ill,and then we've had a bereavement in our family and I lost my way on the path of blogging andddd the list goes on.

So with highs of 16,Summer is arriving I would say.The Gorgeous blossoms,the fresh cut grass,and the showers of rain,grace us! Oh,it is amazing!Well,its still spring but I aint complaining,Our local market is crammed full of these locally grown British berries!
They're so sweet and bursting with flavour!
i cant wait to see how great they are in a few months time,but i got carried away and bought some already :D

What does one do with berries?
Make cheese cake.
Of course.

I have a confession!
I have been cooking about 5 years now,and I have never made a baked cheesecake!
This was my first attempt  & it was Jolly marvellous!!
(thanks to recipegirl's website!)

In other news folks,Waitrose,Have PINEBERRIES!
I've been reading about these on blogs for months now,and I'm scared.
I've read they're GM then I've read they're not! either way, I'm steering away! :(

Back to my cheese cake.
Mmm? Yes.

500g Crushed ginger nuts (crush until crumbs!)
125g butter, melted

3 large eggs
500g cream cheese
1 tbspn Caster sugar
2 Tbs cornflour
2 Tbs Vanilla essence
Rasberries,blueberries & any other fruit you desire.

Another tip from the recipegirl website,is to line your greased 8 inch cake tin with kitchen foil. This makes it easier to remove the cheesecake.

Mix your crushed Gingernuts with the melted butter,and pour the mix into your tin.
even it our and make sure it is tightly packed.
place a few berries on top.
Mix together your cream cheese,vanilla extract,sugar,cornflour and 
eggs ,and pour this mix over the berries and base.
you can put berries on top too,if your a berry berry person.
Send this beauty to the oven to bake slowly,at 180°c until firm to the touch,
(it will be pretty soft but it shouldn't be wet)
this should take about 45 minutes
Remove and allow to cool fully,before cutting into squares and devouring 
This is the last i saw of these beauties!
It was almost a dream!

p.s these are also great as dessert! you can brûlée them :D delicious right?


Jhonny walker said...

berry berry good post..and a title to boot :)

Brownieville Girl said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, and your ill health, hope you are feeling much better now.

Welcome back!!

Love the cheesecake, would nearly make me take my first step into the world of the baked cheesecake too!!!!

Bigarade said...

Thankyou jhonny! :)

Thankyour Brownieville girl,im still not 100% :( i blame it on hayfever!
i always steered away from baked cheesecake,because i thought it would be SUPER hard! you cant beat the texture of a baked cheesecake.

Thanks again! :)


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