Thursday, March 31, 2011

Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake with Blackberry Topping


For Daring Bakers back in April 2009 (wow, was it really nearly two years ago??), we had to make Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake, a super duper tall cream cheese cheesecake featuring  750g of cream cheese.  Back then, I made a ginger and lime version.

This week, I fancied cheesecake, and what better way to get some than to make it myself.  I chose Abbey's recipe again, and used malt biscuits for the base.  To make it visually spectacular, I made a topping by draining the juice from the 400g can of blackberries in syrup, placing it into a saucepan, adding a heaped dessertspoonful of cornflour made into a smooth paste with a little water, then bringing the mixture to the boil while constantly stirring it.  Once the mixture has thickened, take it off the heat to cool a little (not too much or it will set!), pile the blackberries from the can on top of the cheesecake, then pour over the thickened syrup.  Voila - you have a fruit-glazed cheesecake.  I learned the cornflour trick from my wonderful Mum - isn't she a clever chook?

Thanks to my workplace for supplying all of the props used in these photographs.

I am going away now to relive the joys of my slice of cheesecake:


11 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

wow you are truly a daring baker when you whip up a daring cheesecake because you just fancy a slice - looks amazing - can you please come and work with me!

adele said...

That looks glorious. I love the pairing of creamy cheesecake with tart fruit.

Cakelaw said...

LOL Johanna - would love to.

Adele, this was good. I'd like to reconjure it again, because I only cut a weeny slice (that's the piece missing in the photo) to try and be good - now I wish I'd just thrown caution to the wind and eaten a hearty wedge.

CurlyPops said...

Oh gosh cheesecake is one of my favourite foods...cravings now!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've been loving cheesecake lately so I really admire yours. This looks so professional, not to mention so delicious!

Anne said...

Oh man that cheesecake looks amazing. I'd love a slice for breakfast right now! The glaze is clever and looks delicious!

Elaine said...

Oh, my gosh! This looks so decadent and delicious!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! I love the blackberry topping! Yum :)

yummychunklet said...

This looks so delicious! I love the color of your berry topping!

Ivy said...

Drooling at that delicious cake of yours!!

Eva said...

Whoa! This looks completely delicious. Blackberry AND cheesecake? Sounds perfect to me :o)