About National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day on May 26th celebrates one of the most delicious flavor combinations.
There is no known record of the creator, the origin, and the first observance of Blueberry Cheesecake Day. However, don't let those minor details stop you from indulging yourself today with a slice of one of the most popular cheesecake flavors.
Cheesecake is a dessert formed of a topping made with soft, fresh cheese upon a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge. The topping is frequently sweetened with sugar and flavored or topped with a puree or compote of fruit. Cheesecakes can be broadly categorised into two basic types – baked and unbaked – and each comes in a variety of styles determined by region.
Despite their name, cheesecakes are technically tarts; the word ‘cake’ was formerly applied to a much broader category of foods than it is today.
Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura includes recipes for two cakes for religious uses: libum and placenta. Of the two placenta is most like modern cheesecakes having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.
Japanese-style cheesecake relies upon the emulsification of cornstarch and eggs to make a smooth flan-like texture and almost plasticine appearance.