Summer Berry Cheesecake

 Summer Berry Cheesecake

Summer Berry Cheesecake

Just to put it all out there for you, this was a rough week for me. 

Firstly it was the anniversary of my father's passing. And for some reason I was extremely weepy about it this year. Thankfully for the most part those moments were met alone in the car while commuting. 

Secondly I was twice given, let's say, constructive observations about myself from two sources that proved to be challenging for myself to swallow (insert swallowing joke here). And while it is always good to get feedback, we need to know how to use said feedback for good. Not allowing ourselves a Cher Horowitz like shame spiral of doom to engulf us. Because of this lapse in emotional well being my week ended up being not only a disappointment to myself but to much of my life around me. Work suffered. Food suffered. Social life suffered.  

It's in these moments that my natural instinct is to lapse back to what is comfortable to me. 

Resulting in the following: 

Roughly 20+ hours of Star Trek Movie Franchise viewing. 

Multiple turkey on sourdough with nothing but mayonnaise sandwiches eaten naked over the kitchen sink as to not need a plate. 

Zero time at the gym. 

Zero coffee. 

And the desire to eat cheesecake for breakfast. 

So as the week wrapped up I dusted off my springform pans, watched some Star Trek as the cream cheese came to room temperature, and slowly came to the conclusion that I don't need to be what others think of me. They don't know my personal goals. Nor do they know the path that is right for me. So instead of making the cheesecake recipe I had mentally tattooed on my brain at birth I sought out a new recipe to challenge myself. Which ended up being an old recipe to someone else.

Below is Junior's New York Style Cheesecake. A classic since the 1950s. This cheesecake doesn't have the classic graham cracker crust. The bottom layer is sponge cake. And I've taken the liberty of adding the fruit. 

Until next time. 


Summer Berry Cheesecake

RECIPE ADAPTED FROM  JUNIOR'S HOME COOKING: OVER 100 RECIPES FOR CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD BY ALAN ROSEN & BETH ALLEN © 2013


Junior's Sponge Cake Crust

RECIPE ADAPTED FROM JUNIOR'S HOME COOKING: OVER 100 RECIPES FOR CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD BY ALAN ROSEN & BETH ALLEN © 2013


Fruit and Glaze Topping