Monday, December 16, 2013
Cherry Cheesecake for Vlad's birthday
Today is Vlad's birthday. He's a cheesecake afficionado, so I once again made Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake, and added a splash of Kirschberry to the batter. On top is a drained can of black cherries, and I jellied the reserved cherry juice with a dessertspoon of cornstarch mixed with a little water over heat then poured it over the cherries arranged on top of the cake.
I used a new springform pan this time, and because it is dark, it did not seem to bake as well - the cheesecake was a little runny in the middle and I have never had that problem before, having made this cheesecake on at least three previous occasions. I will have to remember that the darker pan needs a longer cooking time. (Ironically I had to buy a new springform pan because I busted the old one making Vlad's cheesecake last year.) Or perhaps it was because I used light cream - I can't remember if I have ever used light cream before, but I wanted to reduce the fat content - perhaps I should just submit and use heavy cream!
Oh well, it tasted great anyway and mostly held together. It did the trick.