Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Like they always say......

where there's a will, there's a way!
I really wanted to make this Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake yesterday.

I had all the ingredients, which is remarkable in itself, but found I did not have a springform pan.

So after many hours of contemplating on whether or not another pan would suffice and many encouragements from others. Danny, Leslie and finally Terri. I decided that I better get creative. Terri mentioned that Peter The Pot Man may have a springform pan and be happy to just run it out to my house!!!!! I knew that if this idea didn't work I could always call him.

I needed a pan to make the cake in with straight sides and one that it would release from with no trouble. It was to be 9". My Calphalon skillet was 10" but I knew it would release from it no matter least I thought that!! Then came the problem of having a pan big enough to hold the skillet that I could place the boiling water in. My oh my, we can surely get creative when our mouths are watering over the idea of a Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake, Can't we?

So I did use one of Peter's Townecraft dome lids turned upside down, placed the skillet in it, put a wooden spoon under one of the handles to level the pan, poured boiling water around, put it in the oven for the required time and in a couple hours it was called cheesecake!!!!

I had to leave it in the pan overnight in the fridge. I got up at 5AM.....I told you I wanted cheesecake!............flipped it out of the pan and then back up the right way. Perfect other than a few cracks across the top of the cake.....which apparently wouldn't win me a blue ribbon at the fair. In Danny's opinion I think I would get a blue ribbon!!

So I got these pictures here....see how it had released from the sides of the skillet as it was finished cooking..........and then this morning my batteries were ALL dead!! Rechargeable and all. No batteries in the house to fit either camera, so no pictures of the slice of cheesecake. You will just have to envision in your pretty little mind the perfect piece of Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake with the waves of dark purple blueberries swirled throughout each slice just so. Also you will just have to close your eyes and dream about the taste of this velvety confection as it hits your tongue and then slides slowly down leaving just a hint of tart blueberry mingled with the sweet...............

Terri also posted about her Blueberry Baked French Toast and gave us all the recipe. I plan to try that one this weekend on the crew at The Fairy's Rest.......if the Good Lord is willing and the weather holds out. We are setting here with all the snow and ice, teen's and 20's for temps and more ice is to come tonight. The boys have a big hunt planned this weekend and it's not looking very likely that will happen. Maybe we can at least get away and carry on our cabin fever in a different cabin!!!!!
Note to self:
Get batteries and take camera!


OurCrazyFarm said...

What??? No recipe??? That sure looks delicious, especially as I am sitting here with my coffee! So glad the pans worked out for you... but it would have been fun to see Pete the pot man make it....

Oh, and I love your new look! It really makes me want some blueberry cheesecake!

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Ooops sorry Terri. Now go back and see if you can find the link to the recipe. It was there but it was hard to see!!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Clever duck! It looks delish, wish I had a piece.
Happy New Year
from Thistle Cove Farm.

Mel said...

Oh Golly, I just love cheesecake, and blueberries too!

You sure did put a lot of thought into how to bake this cheesecake, that alone; honey, should win you an award.

I'm leaving your blog now, and drooling on the way out...

Leslie said...

Yummy! I hope it was worth the effort. I bet you will find your springform pan when your not looking for it.