Of Flavours & Tastes…
While going through Rachel Allen’s book,I suddenly felt like baking this cake.For anyone who is into baking,cheesecakes will be special I bet.They won’t disappoint you any way.And if the recipe comes from someone like Rachel Allen,can you guess this ? It’s absolutely a winner..
I haven’t posted any of Rachel Allen recipe here so far.I sincerely don’t know why.She,you know, is like my somewhere-lost-friend.The way she demonstrates,the love for baking and the very elegant simple ways into the thing she love is nothing but pure dedication.So,here I am with one of her recipes,the one which she has presented but with fresh berries.Do check.
175 gm digestive biscuits
175 gm blue berries (canned works well too)
75 gm butter,melted
450 gm cream cheese
150 gm caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar to dust (optional)
24 cm diameter spring-form tin
Preheat the oven to 180 degree.Prepare the tin with butter.Whiz the biscuits in a mixer/food processor till it’s coarsely powdered.Mix this with the melted butter and press down to the bottom of the tin.Make sure it’s done evenly so that the layers will be perfect.Now spread the blueberries evenly over this and keep it in fridge to chill.Meanwhile in a large bowl,bring together cream cheese,sugar,vanilla extract and egg.Beat this till creamy and smooth.Pour this mixture over the blueberry layer and bake for 40 minutes.The colour should be pale golden and wobble slightly when you gently shake the tin.Allow this to cool and separate from the edges with the help of a knife.Decorating with fresh berries is an option too.Likewise you may dust with icing sugar.Serve in room temperature.