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12 Jul 2009

Sweet Melissa Sunday, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

I've never really been that keen on cheesecake, something about it just never appealed to me. With this in mind I was planning on giving this week a miss but in a fit of utter boredom I threw caution to the wind and decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, and not down to a lack of searching, I simply couldn't find course cornmeal, if I'm honest I'm not even sure I know what it is. So, my cheesecake is made with a plain digestive crust and rather than making the blueberry sauce I decided to bake them right into the cake. Another obstacle I hit was my lack of a Bain Marie, in other words my roasting pan isn't big enough so I reduced the cooking time by 30 minutes and just stuck it in the oven. I actually prefer the look of a baked cheesecake to those done in a Bain Marie, it's those delightfully golden sides that do it for me.



The result was absolutely delicious and has totally changed my previous opinion on the humble cheesecake. I'll defiantly be baking this one again, trying different fruits according to the season.

Please, don't forge to check the SMS blogroll for more fabulous cheesecake and if you want to give this one a try the recipe is over at Elianas A Chica Bakes.

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28 comments:

Sarah said...

Your cheesecake looks delicious!! I made a different cheesecake this week, but I'll definitely go back and make the actual recipe - it looks and sounds too good not to!

Michele said...

Your cheesecake is just gorgeous!

Lauren said...

your presentation is great! i love how the blueberries are in the middle!

amanda said...

I love the blueberries in the middle! I'm not sure I've ever seen a cheesecake made like that, it's just lovely!

Jacqueline said...

That looks wonderful Katie, I can see why it changed yur mind.

Maria♥ said...

Katie, your cheesecake turned out wonderful!! I could eat a slice right now ;o)

Maria
x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love cheesecakes! Yours look fantastic and so delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love cheesecakes! Yours look fantastic and so delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Flourchild said...

Wow what a pretty cheesecake. Im so glad this recipe changed your mind on the liking of cheesecake!

Snooky doodle said...

What a nice cheesecake I love how you decorated it. Must be delicious too!

Fit Chick said...

Glad you tried the recipe, even with the changes you had to make, and enjoyed the final product!!! Yummy looking cheesecake.

Heather said...

What a beautiful cheesecake! I think you are right about the bain marie - it makes the cheesecakes look rather bland. Yippee! Another great blog from across the Pond.

Karin said...

The blueberries baked in sounds wonderful! I had to tear apart my kitchen to find a roasting pan big enough for me cake...

Cristine said...

So glad you ended up liking it! Your cheesecake looks great!

The Caked Crusader said...

Hooray! Join the cheesecake addicts...don't be afraid!
Love the look of your cheesecake and totally agree about the inviting brown sides

hotovenwarmheart said...

Hi Katie!

How are you? Thanks so much for stopping by my site and saying hello- hearing from you was a lovely way to start my day :) Your cheesecake came out awesome! Great idea to incorporate the blueberries right into the cake... when I first read the recipe title, that's actually what I pictured, but then I realized that the blueberries were only in the topping. I'm glad you decided to participate, and great job on your cake!

Can't wait to talk to you again after next week's post. Have a fabulous week!

-Joy

Natashya said...

Looks delicious! I often skip the bain marie in recipes too.

Eliana said...

Your cheesecake looks phenomenal!!! I would have never thought of baking blueberries into the cake but its a great idea. Thanks so much for baking along with me.

karen said...

Your cheesecake looks great! Glad you gave it a try.

Q. said...

YUM! I'm on a major lemon kick these days and have blueberries from the Farmer's Market just waiting to be used. You've inspired me!

The Bahens said...

Your cheesecake looks beautiful! I love the dusting of sugar on the blueberries. Very lovely.

Ingrid said...

Yay! You've been converted....must be good! Your cheesecake does look very pretty especially with those yummy blueberries piled on top.
~ingrid

Kaitlin said...

This looks fantastic! It seems like this recipe is very adaptable. And your presentation is just gorgeous - I love the pile of blueberries and the icing sugar.

pinkstripes said...

Your cheesecake looks perfect! I love the way you decorated it.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Your cheesecake looks gorgeous!!

margot said...

It looks great with the blueberries in it! Cheesecake isn't on the top of my dessert list either, but this one was better than your average cheesecake.

georgiaface said...

I also love the look of this cheesecake, it's glorious. However I am completely appalled at the fact you've only warmed to cheesecake now. Had you not have liked it, I would have had to come to your house and eat it all whilst you watched.

Damn, I lost out, didn't it?

Nicisme said...

That looks brilliant! I've never had much luck with baked cheesecakes.