Sunday, March 20, 2011

INDULGING LIFE'S 100's POST and PEACH CHEESECAKE


It's my 100's post and I decided to celebrate it with Peach Cheesecake! Thank you all so much for all support, incouriging comments, and friendship!!!!!

(for printable recipe click here)

Ingredients for 1 9’’ sponge cake:
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3 extra large eggs, separated
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350*F and butter 9’’ spring form. In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat egg whites into egg white fluff together with 2 tbsp of sugar. Beat together egg yolks and sugar until white. With hand whisk, mix in flour and melted butter. Gradually add egg whites fluff and spoon batter into baking form. Bake for no more than 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

Ingredients for cheesecake batter:
2 cups frozen yellow peaches, thawed
2 tbsp sugar (or more, to satisfy your taste)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp corn starch
2 8oz. packets Neufchatel cheese, softened at room temperature
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp water
3 eggs

Directions:
In a blender or food processor, combine thawed peaches, sugar, and corn starch. Process until smooth. Pour into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Set aside 2/3 cup of peach sauce and let it cool completely. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce for serving.

In a bowl, beat Neufchatel cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Add lemon juice and water, mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined.
Pour half of the Neufchatel cheese mixture over the sponge cake. Drop 1/3 cup of peach sauce by ½ tsp onto the Neufchatel cheese layer. Carefully spoon remaining Neufchatel cheese mixture over sauce. Drop remaining 1/3 cup of peach sauce on the top. With a knife or toothpick swirl peach sauce dropped on the top.


Bake in 300*F preheated oven for 45 – 50 minutes or until center is almost set.
Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, take out from the baking pan, and cool for another hour.


Refrigerate over night. Remove side pan and serve with peach sauce.



13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the 100 post, your cheesecake looks amazing so really tasty! It would me fantastic right now for my afternoon kaficu:))

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great idea with the peach cheesecake! It looks great. I've never made one, but it look tempting.

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  3. Thank you Sandra, I would more than happy to share some!!! Dali ti okrenes soljicu kad je prazna? Hehehe, didn't do it for ages ;)
    egb: Thank you for stopping by and glad you like it!

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  4. Mateja, what a fabulous cake! I'd love a slice, too! Congrats on your 100th post...here's to 100's more :)

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  5. delicious cake and design on the cake

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  6. Your cheesecake is beautiful, and I bet it was even more delicious than it looks! I love the idea of a peach cheesecake!

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  7. heheheh I do sometimes when I am drinking iz djezve, onu nasu hehehe

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  8. It looks very beautiful! And with peaches should taste great

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  9. Yay! Congratulations Mateja!! And that cheesecake not only sounds good but it looks beautiful!

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  10. I love how you swirled the top - absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Thank you girls, glad you like it!

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  12. Congrats on your 100th post! This cheesecake looks like the proper way to celebrate!

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  13. Love your cheesecake and Congrats on your 100th post. Looking forward to more.

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