Well, to be more specific: Junior’s White Chocolate & Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake with Junior’s Sponge Cake Crust. This is the longest recipe I’ve logged on Butter.City so far. It’s probably the longest a recipe can be in its entirety before I lose interest and. I guess it didn’t help that I made the full portion of this cheesecake, which is a lot of cheesecake. Volumes were much larger than typical for me. But you know, I did it, with just a teeny tiny snafu (overbaked the cheesecake – but luckily no burnt aroma). If you are up for a challenge, this cheesecake was definitely pretty delicious. It was on the sweet side though, I’d probably take out a third of the sugar next time.
Berry season is among us!!! Funny thing is, I never used to like blueberries, and now I blink and my snack bowl is empty. I think of them as the most superior among all berries, perhaps even higher-rated than strawberries, because they don’t have leaves to cut off. Rinse and consume, so simple and delicious. But here’s another option: put in something like 10 minutes of effort and come out with this fresh blueberry pie.
Arizmendi bakery is one of my favorite bakeries ever. They make the best baked goods, fresh every day, affordable and huge. But the star of the place, in my humble opinion, is this currant scone. Luckily for me, Arizmendi has a sister co-op bakery, The Cheese Board, which has a cookbook published with this very recipe. Here it is, slightly modified, ready for consumption in your own home.
When I first saw this recipe, not gonna lie, I was super overwhelmed. Three parts?? So many ingredients! I wasn’t sure if I was up for the task… but then I thought about the fluffy, moist, crunchy, amazing textures of coffee cake and I rolled up my sleeves and got out the butter. And let me tell you, it was much less complex than I expected (the three parts are essentially the same ingredients in different ratios) and it was so worth it.