How to make 2-tone Blue Butterfly Cheesecake :
There are so many benefits in our natural Blue Butterfly Powder and you can apply it to your cooking, baking, drinks or just have it as it is. Who would say no to a cheesecake? Wow your guests and impress yourself with - BLUE BUTTERFLY POWDER CHEESECAKE - made by Chef Jimmy @ Jim's Cuisine.
• Blue Butterfly Powder – ½ teaspoon • 250g packet plain sweet biscuits • 125g butter, melted • 2 x 250g packets cream cheese, softened (- 1 x 250g – normal - 1 x 250g – mixed with ½ teaspoon Blue Butterfly Pea Powder) • (or to the blue intensity colour that you prefer) • 3/4 cup caster sugar • 3/4 cup sour cream • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind • 3 eggs • Frozen strawberries, thawed, to serve • Butterfly Pea Fresh flowers to garnish (if available)
Blue Butterfly Cheesecake
"Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake" - Hedy Lamarr
• Step 1 Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm round (base) spring-form cake pan.
• Step 2 Process biscuits until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add butter. Process until combined. Press mixture over base and sides of pan leaving a 2cm gap from top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
• Step 3 Process 250g cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla and lemon rind until smooth. Mix 250g with Blue Butterfly Powder. Add eggs, 1 at a time, processing until just combined.
In another bowl process 250g of cream cheese with Blue Butterfly Powder.
Our blue butterfly powder dissolve easily and mixes well. Pour into prepared pan both the processed cream cheese to give it the layer or marble look.
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until just set and centre wobbles slightly. Allow to cool in oven for 2 hours, with door ajar. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with strawberries and/or fresh butterfly pea flower (if available).
Lastly, sprinkle with Blue Butterfly Powder for that royal blue intense effect! Enjoy!
Serve with a pot of warm or cold pot of Butterfly Pea Tea.
Brew a cup or two of Blue Herbal Tea to enjoy with your Blue Butterfly Cheesecake.
ABOUT JIMMY :
This recipe and photos are courtesy of Chef Jimmy, Jim's Cuisine. Jimmy is a western cuisine trained Chef and is one of the pioneer in using Blue Butterfly Pea Powder in his cooking. Jimmy has worked in large hotels in London and Kuala Lumpur. Chef Jimmy has created many dishes in "Blue" - Blue Pasta, Blue Sago Pudding, Blue Potatoes, Blue Cheesecake - various Dips & Dressing colours and more in our future Blogs. And yes, our colourful Mayonnaise posted earlier were ideas from Jimmy.
Chef Jimmy owns a commercial kitchen where he cooks and supply frozen western cuisines to some restaurants in Malaysia. He is married with 2 children.
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