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The Best Cheesecake

May 2008

Based on a recipe in Ruth Reichl's book "Garlic and Sapphires", this cheesecake, is made in two layers, using cream cheese for the bottom layer and sour cream in the top layer.

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The sour cream layer on top is a brilliant idea.

cheesecake © ejm May 2008

This cheesecake is made with half cream cheese and half goat's cheese. The flavour is virtually the same. It's still the best cheesecake!

cheesecake © ejm May 2008

made with cream cheese

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made with goat cheese

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Garnished with Peaches and Grapes

Grapes: clafoutis . fougasse (savoury) . garnish . jam . lassi . muffins . pie (2008) . pie (2010) . tarts

August 2012

This cheesecake is wonderful on its own and some would say that adding anything extra is gilding the lily. But when there are ripe peaches and grapes, they cry out to be added to the plate.

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Perfectly ripe Red Haven peach slices were first macerated in vodka and a little sugar. For colour (and a very nice flavour addition as it turned out), we threw on a few of freshly picked ripe green grapes.

cheesecake © ejm August 2012

Yup. This is still the best cheesecake!

cheesecake © ejm August 2012

Separate the Eggs to Make a Loftier Cake...

May 2015

Yup. This is still the best cheesecake!

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cheesecake © ejm May 2015

cheesecake © ejm May 2015

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Vicarious Cheesecake

August 2012

Here is the fabulous birthday cheesecake that my sister made using our recipe. (Aren't those candle holders wonderful?)

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Our cheesecake recipe calls for a  6  7 inch springform pan. But my sister doesn't have a small springform pan. So, she improvised with foil, parchment paper and a cast-iron frying pan. How brilliant is she?

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Here is my sister's cheesecake cooling on a rack. At first she wasn't sure how to get the cake out. And then in a flash of inspiration, she realized she could simply peel away the layers.

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Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake

May 2015

We stood in line for over 30 minutes to buy one of Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecakes (Dundas and Bay, Toronto). It was quite delicious - light, fluffy and not too sweet. The cake was almost, but not quite, as good as our homemade cheesecake.

Uncle Tetsu's cheesecake 2015







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