I found myself going to a Neighborhood Garage Sale this morning and can you believe "I came home with nothing".. that is a first for me!
Then I did a bit of grocery shopping and found Florida Strawberries at $1.49 a qt... so I bought lots! I love to make Strawberry Jam and got to work.
Yummmmm is much to small a word, (if this is a word but we do say it a lot) for how good this is!
First, I picked through and cleaned the berries, then put them in the pot to cook....
While that was coming to a boil I put together a new "Cheese Cake" recipe and it turned out so good...
"Cheese Cake with Macaroon Crust"The recipe was a simple cheese cake but use lime juice in place of the lemon juice.
The crust was the best part...
2 cups flaked coconut
2 egg whites
Fluf the egg whites with the sugar, then add the coconut. That is it!
Line your pan with this mixture and bake at 375' for about 25 minutes or until browned.
While the crust was browning I made my favorite cheese cake recipe but added zest and juice from one lime instead of the usual lemon juice.
I put the cheese mixture in the crust lined pan then into the oven at 325' for about 50 minutes or until the knife comes out clean.
Then on to the Strawberry Jam.
I found there were some fresh blueberry's in the freezer that I had stored so I added them to half the batch of strawberries. Made the jam in the usual way, then put in jars.
But first I had to try the jam on the cooled cheese cake... yummmm!
The cheese cake recipe said "Let cool 4 hours"... hahaI had to taste it after only one hour.. but first I added a bit of the "Jam" and a sprig of fresh mint that I have growing out in my garden.....
Know what,, the "Macaroon Crust and the Lime Zest" really did make a change in the taste, "For the better"... I may just continue to use lime instead of lemon in all my future cheese cakes... and forgo the usual graham cracker crust, for the macaroon.
Give it a try next time your in the mood for Cheese Cake.
I'll be joining Jenny Matlock @ Alaphabet Thursday