Cheese Cake with Blueberries and a glaze

I love organizing dinners the traditional sit down dinner with a nice table decoration, pre plated food, nice music and yes! everything goes on time. Truth, in India this is tough to do first no one wants to sit and eat on time with no servants floating or serving. Anyway, I organize these dinners every season for close friends. I love to make the menu, go shop for the best meat and vegetables. Plan and cook everything myself. Honestly, I enjoy the preparation and cooking more than the actual dinner.
I was organizing one such dinner two weeks ago. The menu was Spinach & Grilled Peppers with Feta Cheese, Crumb Crusted Chicken marinated in Buttermilk, Broccoli, Corn and Mushroom Quiche, Beans in a Lemon Casserole, Molten Chocolate Cake and Blueberry Cheese Cake. Ok! if I invite you in the next 2 weeks and cook the same food don’t blame me it’s easy and end of summer meal.

Baking for me is all about rolling and smell of baked cakes.Well, though I know a lot people love Cheese Cakes. I love eating them but it’s not my favourite thing to bake. It’s to set and cold.
My very good friend Prerna encouraged me to bake a cheese cake and gave me a recipe of hers to use. She allowed me to post it so here it goes…

Recipe : Cheese Cake

15 graham crackers, crushed
2 tbsp. butter, melted
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 no. eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch spring form pan.
    • In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of spring form pan.
    • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
    • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
    • Keeping your oven door closed will ensure that your cake doesn’t get any cracks.
    • I added blueberries in my cheese cake and then made a glaze of blueberries on top. A glaze is basically sugar and water cooked into a syrup with a fruit. 
    The little chef’s from “Baking from My Heart Cooking Club” Session 1
    Blueberry Cheese Cake

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