Monday, July 13, 2009
Day late for Sweet Melissa Sunday: Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Cornmeal Crumble Crust
Eliana of A Chica Bakes chose July 12th's Sweet Melissa Sunday's baking selection: Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Cornmeal Crumble Crust. The recipe can be found in The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy on page 189 - 190.
The crust is made with a coarse yellow corn meal and gives a cookie crust, type of texture, but with crunch. The coarse corn meal adds to the cheesecake's overall texture and flavor. The blueberry sauce, studded with whole berries, combined with the distinct lemon flavor of the cream cheesecake made for happy tastebuds and great flavor!
Coarse cornmeal is a big adjustment if a person is not used to it. The first bite was not expected and I have to admit, I was not taken with it. Next time, I will either process the cornmeal down more or use a different crust because the overall cheesecake and sauce was fantastic!
The cheesecake has such a creamy texture and wonderful lemon aroma and flavor. I loved that there was no sour cream in the recipe. Fresh ingredients always takes a recipe over the top and this recipe was no exception.
My cheesecake ended up with zero cracks, thanks to the water bath. A beautiful golden brown on top edges.
A great unmolding~!