Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Glaze

Lemon Cheesecake

Crust:

1 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. butter
1 slightly beaten egg yolk
1/4 tsp. vanilla

Filling:

5 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
juice of one lemon
1 3/4 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 or 5 eggs (1 cup)
2 egg yolks
1/4 c. whipping cream

Make Crust:

Combine first three ingredients. Cut in butter till mixture is crumbly. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Pat 1/3 of dough on bottom of 9 in. spring-form pan (sides removed). Bake in hot oven (400 F.) for about 5 minutes or until golden; cool. Attach sides to bottom, butter, and pat remaining dough on sides to height of 1 3/4″. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Make Filling:

Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add vanilla, lemon peel and juice. Mix next 3 ingredients, gradually blend into cheese. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, beating after each just to blend. Gently sir in whipping cream.

Turn into crust-lined pan. Bake at 450 F. for 12 minutes; reduce heat to 300 and continue baking 55 minutes. Remove from oven; cool. Loosen sides with flat spatula after 1/2 hour. Remove sides at end of 1 hour. Allow to cool 2 hours longer.

Blueberry Glaze

2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups water
4 cups fresh blueberries, divided

Make Blueberry Glaze:

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; blend thoroughly. Gradually stir in water.

Crush 1 cup blueberries; add to sugar mixture.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.

Continue to boil about 2 minutes or until mixture is clear.

Strain through fine mesh strainer or chinois. Cool.

Final Assembly

Arrange remaining blueberries over top of chilled cheesecake.

Pour cooled glaze over berries.

Vintage Cookie Plates for the Assistent Mixer

Need to make some cookies in your Assistent mixer, 1950’s style?

The Assistent mixer has been around for many decades and the model shown on the front of that manual in the picture below appears to be an N4. I believe the N4 dates to the 1950s.

These cookie plates would attach in place of the grinder plate at the end of the meat grinder and you’d feed your cookie dough through – and out would come a strip of formed cookie dough, which you would then cut to whatever size you wanted.

Aren’t they just plain cool?

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