суббота, 26 мая 2012 г.

May 26, 2012 is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day


National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is celebrated every year on May 26th. It is for the celebration of Blueberry cheese cake and all the cake lovers. It’s a food holiday and has a special place in food lover’s heart.

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day Origin:

There is no evidence to show the origin of National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. But, Cheesecake originated in ancient Greece and blueberry cheese cake is one of favorites.
Although cheesecake recipes can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, the flavored versions we know and love today are a fairly recent innovation. People have come up with all sorts of interesting and unique cheesecake flavors, but today is a celebration of the classic blueberry variety.

The type of cheese used to make cheesecake has a huge impact on the flavor and texture of this delicious dessert. American cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, Italian cheesecakes are made with ricotta, and German and Polish cheesecakes are made with “quark” cheese, which is a type of curd cheese.

How to Celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

How else can you celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake? Eat lots of blueberry cheese cake. You can also try different varieties of blueberry cheese cake on this day. You can also visit cheese cake factory and feel the experience of cheese cake making. You can also taste the freshly baked blueberry cheese cake. Take your kids along also and they can learn how a cheese cake is made. You can pick up blueberry cheese cake from nearby bakery shops also and can invite your friends and family members to a blueberry cheese cake treat. If you are good in cooking you can even cook your variety of blueberry cheese cake to make it a perfect celebration.
Blueberry cheesecake is one of the most popular cheesecake flavors. Enjoy a heavenly slice (or two) today to celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Below is a fun, simple recipe to get your started. (And don’t tell anyone, but you can easily substitute strawberries, cherries, or even chocolate chips for blueberries in this recipe).
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 1/4 cup sugar (divided into 1 cup and 1/4 cup)

6 tablespoons melted butter

40 ounces cream cheese, (softened at room temperature)

3 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup sour cream

4 eggs

2 cups blueberries (rinsed and dried – fresh blueberries are best)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease or butter a 9×13 inch pan.

2. Combine graham crackers, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter. Press crust mixture into pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

3. While baking, beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Add flour and vanilla and mix well. Mix in sour cream and add eggs one at a time. Mix until just combined, but be careful not to overbeat.

4. Pour batter over crust. In a food processor or blender crush up 1 cup blueberries. Hand stir-in last cup blueberries. Spoon berries over cheesecake batter.

5. Bake for 50 minutes or until done. Completely cool on wire rack. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.



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