Happy Friday to you, awesome readers!
Despite my disability in the kitchen, every once in a while something that I make turns out awesome. And I’m not just talking about the over-used definition of awesome. I’m using it here to mean: OMG! MY MOUTH JUST FELL IN LOVE!!!
And since I’ve been bragging about my recent cheesecake achievement, many of you have asked me to share my recipe, which I’m about to do. But first a little history . . .
I call it “Marlene’s Cheesecake” because my friend of the same name (Marlene, not cheesecake) let me take notes while she made it on April 20, 1996. How am I so sure of the date? Because I wrote it down. See?
And that, class, is enough history for today. Let’s move on to the recipe, shall we?
Marlene’s Cheesecake Recipe
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons brown sugar (Oops. I just realized that I NEVER do this.)
½ cup melted butter
Cook 9 minutes at 350 degrees.
3 x Philadelphia Cream Cheese (BTW, if you’re expecting a handsome angel to hang out with you just because you have some of this stuff in your house, it’s unlikely to happen. Trust me on this.)
1 x cottage cheese (PS. I used sour cream by accident once and it still turned out. This part is still a mystery to me.)
1 envelope dream whip (I use 35% whipping cream as an alternative because I’m not sure if dream whip has anything to do with a cow.)
2 cups of sugar (I don’t actually own a measuring cup so I think this part is flexible.)
3 tablespoons of vanilla
1 envelope of Knox gelatin
¼ cup juice (exotic or lemon or orange) (I consider this the “experimental” part of the recipe. Hmmmm maybe coconut milk would be good too.)
Whip up cream and put in fridge.
Drain cottage cheese. (Unless if you’re using sour cream. I think.)
Melt cream cheese.
Dissolve Knox gelatin in heated juice.
Add all ingredients except whipped cream into food processor until silky smooth.
Fold in whipped cream.
Pour over graham cracker crumb crust.
½ cup cold water
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
¼ cup of sugar
1 package of frozen berries.
Combine water and cornstarch.
Add sugar and berries.
Cook on stove until thick and smooth.
PS. When I make this recipe it turns out 2 times out of 10. I’m pretty sure if you make it your odds will be better than mine.
PPS. Let me know how it turns out for you and if you added your own touch to the recipe 🙂
PPPS. You can read about my latest #KitchenFails here, here and here.
Wow – that is a lot of steps and ingredients!! I’ve only made cheesecake from scratch once (maybe twice) – Chris and the boys love it but it’s to my favorite.
I do love homemade graham cracker crusts!!!
Mona Andrei says
It’s actually quite easy to make. Even for me!