It is time for a desert recipe, isn't it? With time you guys will see that I am best at cooking, but not the best at baking, usually who takes this part is my husband, I do make some delicious little things myself, like for example this lime cheesecake with berry syrup. It may sound a little different the ingredients I use on this one, but please trust me, it will taste amazing. It's a promise!
For the cheesecake:
1 1/2 cup (150g) of unsalted butter
1 cup (200g) of finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (100g) of oat
1 tea spoon of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (600g) of cream cheese
1 cup (150g) of sugar
2 limes (zest and juice)
Zest of one orange
1 1/5 cups (300g) of heavy milk
For the syrup:
2 cups (400g) of a mix of berries (in my case I used raspberries, blueberries and a little of strawberries)
1/2 cup(100g) of sugar
4 table spoons of good natural raspberry - or another berry you like - jam (go for the ones that are not so sweet, you're already going to add sugar to the syrup so you don't want it to be too sweet)
In a medium pan cook the oats with the crumbs of graham crackers till everything get a golden color. Cut the butter in little cubes and add it to the golden crumbs and mix it up till well combine. Once that's done, add the crumbs into the pan where you wanna make your cheesecake (I used a pie pan I had, but if you have those specific ones for cheesecake it's even better), try to even out the crumbs all over the pan and press it gently down so you get the crumbs to stick to each other. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
In a big bowl, add the cream cheese, vanilla extract, sugar, lime juice and zest, orange zest, mix everything really well. In another bowl, use a mixer to mix the heavy milk till it get almost like a whip cream consistency (careful to not mix it too much because it can turn into a butter and that can effect the taste).
Add the whipped cream slowly to the bowl with the cream cheese, and mix it all together. Be really gentle in this part, you want the air to stay on the whipped cream and for that you gotta mix the cream cheese with the whipped cream really slow and gentle motion.
When you get everything mixed together, you can put the mixture over the crust that you prepared. Use a spatula to even out the cream over the crust. Leave it to rest in the fridge for another hour.
Now yo hare going to work on the syrup. I like to do this part a little before i'm going to serve my cheesecake because make it all fresh and delicious (just remember that the syrup need a little time to cool it off).
In a medium pan, add all the berries you choose, jam and sugar. Now you need to smash all the berries so it can release those amazing flavors. I like to use my own hands on this process (it's so fun! It reminded me al title walking dead series but it's fine! hahaha). If you don't feel as comfortable to use your hands, you can use a big spoon and press the berries down with it, but trust me, you will be missing all the fun of the process! lol
When you get everything well smashed and mixed up, clean up your very red hands and turn on the stove at medium heat, and let it boil. If you think it is too tick you can add a little water to it, it will vary depending on the kind of berry you are using. It is suppose to be a syrup consistency, so not too running or too thick. Let it cool off in room temperature.