Sunday, July 12, 2009

SMS: Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Crumbly Cornmeal Crust


Mmmmm... cheesecake! I can't get enough of it. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I was excited to try this weeks recipe mostly because of the crust. I usually make a graham cracker crust for my cheesecakes and was interested in how a cornmeal crust would taste.

Surprisingly the crust was delicious. I really enjoyed it. The cheesecake itself was good, but not great. There wasn't anything that made it unique to me. Don't get me wrong... I enjoyed it. You'd be hard pressed to give me a cheesecake that I won't eat. I probably won't make this particular one again, but I will try the cornmeal crust again.

I quartered the recipe and made mini cheesecakes and they all sunk in the middle. I am not sure why they sunk so if anyone has any insight on how to make that not happen in the future, I'm all ears!

Thanks to Eliana of A Chica Bakes for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

I also wanted to share a few pics from the ball Nathan and I went to Thursday night. We had so much fun! It was a blast getting all dressed up and dancing with my hubby! :)

Me and Nathan

The McGrewe's (Us and our best friends Monica and Travis)

17 comments:

Katiecakes said...

your mini cupcakes are adorable, so sweet!

You look stunning in your pictures, glad you had a wonderful time :)

Katie xox

The McBride Family said...

Best friends hmmm?? Then where the heck was MY cheesecake?? You made cheesecake and didn't share? Dang you Nathan you get all the good stuff now! :) Looks great! Love you.

Michele said...

Your mini-cheesecakes are adorbale!

The photo of you and your husband is lovely!

Katy ~ said...

I am really admiring the looks of the mini cheesecakes! Very elegant.

Speaking of elegant, you are just beautiful and your husband is very handsome. Picture perfect!! Looks as if you two had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing such happy pictures!

Ingrid said...

Love the minis! They look so cute!

You and your husband look so happy and good together.
~ingrid

Coleen's Recipes said...

Great idea about the crust!! Personally, I don't think a cheesecake NEEDS a crust, but I know everyone expects one. It nice to have a new idea! You are a beautiful couple!!

karen said...

Your minis are so cute!

Mine sunk in the middle too -- i think it was cause i didnt bake using the water bath; did you?

Eliana said...

Too bad you didn't like the taste as much but your mini cheesecakes look great. Thanks so much for baking along with me.

Megan said...

Never mind the cheesecakes, you two look AWESOME!

Tracey said...

I love the new look of your site - very summery and fun! Your mini cheesecakes are adorable! I really enjoyed the cornmeal crust in this recipe too.

The Bahens said...

How funny! You thought the cheesecake was nothing special and I thought it was the best ever! But I'm no cheesecake connoisseur. This is only my 3rd ever. Anyway, your little mini's look lovely!

teresa said...

I love the idea of a cornmeal crust, it sounds so yummy and unique!

Such adorable pictures, you two make a cute couple!

Pamela said...

I really like the new look here, Cristine! And your dress for the ball looks really pretty. Definitely seems as though you guys had a blast! Nice job on the cheesecake. I missed the recipe, but I will have to remember to try that crust.

pinkstripes said...

Your minis look wonderful.

I love your new look.

Kaitlin said...

Aw, looks like you had fun!

I also love how your minis turned out - with the crust going up the sides, they're like cheesecake cups. Very cute.

Sarah said...

I love the sunken look - it makes the perfect spot for the blueberries!!! My cheesecake was a little defferent than everyone else's this week, but I really want to try Melissa's recipe sometime soon - that cornmeal crust is really intriguing...

HoneyB said...

I love your minis!!!! and your pics!!!

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