Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Best Cheesecake

What makes the best cheesecake? Everyone feels that they have had (or perhaps even made) the best cheesecake at one point or another. 

So when I set out to make Marjorie's cheesecake, I was skeptical that it would be the "best." However, the response that I have gotten from our customers indicates that it may in fact be the best cheesecake they've had!

What makes her cheesecake the best you may ask? It is a multi-step process that involves making a crust out of cookie crumbs, beating egg whites until they are stiff, then beating egg yolks separately until stiff. To the yolks all the other ingredients are added, i.e. cream cheese and sour cream.  Then you fold the whites into the creamy mixture. Then bake the cake for one hour in full heat, turn off the oven, and let it rest in the oven with the heat off for another hour. 

I think that the beaten egg whites are what makes the cheesecake so good. It turned out very light and not too sweet, but just sweet enough. There is also a strawberry glaze over this cheesecake and whole strawberries on top. Once the cake has cooled down enough to the touch, the glaze and strawberries are poured over the top. All of these steps, though they sound long and complicated, are very easy and the end result is a delicious dessert. In fact, the "best cheesecake!" 

There are still a couple of pieces of this yummy cake left. Stop by the Blue Elephant Cafe and try a slice of this coveted cake! 

Blue Elephant Cafe
12 Pepperell Square 
Saco, Maine 04072

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