Tuesday, cloudy and windy day in Berlin, I’m sitting at my living room table. Rafael is sitting across me having a meeting through skype, and a construction worker is in our little hall starting our apartment renovation…YAY!!! To tell you the truth, it’s not a big renovation, the apartment doesn’t need that much work…there are some walls that need to be smoothed out (hall, kitchen and living room) and the floors in our bedroom and living room will be changed, can’t wait to get rid of this green laminate! hahahaha I took some photos earlier today of the apartment, because I want to share the before and after 🙂 at least I hope that in the end everything will be good…haha I want to buy more plants for the living room and also a nice carpet, I have never bought a carpet in my entire life, let’s see how this goes, just hope that Rafael and I can come to a mutual decision when choosing one! We also want to change the furniture display, today our wardrobe stays in the living (weird right?!), our bedroom is kinda small and squared, we are going to move the bed in order to fit the wardrobe. Rafael also wants to buy a proper table for work…you can see that we want to change a lot of things around here, let’s see how it goes, especially with the $$$$!
In spite of all of that, I’m really here today to share a recipe that I did recently. As a matter of fact, I did it for Rafael, he requested a dessert for a “just dudes” dinner and since the market is exploding with berries, I decided to do this blueberry cheesecake 🙂 In my head, I always thought that cheesecakes were hard to do, but they aren’t! For me, it’s harder to find the right baking point, I made a cranberry cheesecake last Christmas, but I ended up under baking it. Minutes later after I took it out of the oven, the filling cracked in two places in the middle, and it was also a bit jiggly. So this time I made sure that it came out a bit golden brown, and think that it worked!
There are two items that I need in my kitchen, a food processor and a standing mixer, but I think it will be a while until I purchase them. But you can really get around and sometimes substitute the processor with a blender, and even do a little gym by toning your arm while mixing a batter…hahahahaha my right arm is getting bigger than my left one!
Almost one kilogram of cream cheese, this thing cannot go wrong! haha I forgot to take a photo before I put the cheesecake in the oven….duh!? But I made sure that I took the “after” photo!
To tell you the truth, I don’t know which photo is the worse…haha sorry about that, but it’s really difficult to get a good lighting around here.
Rafael took the cheesecake and blueberry sauce separately, and only poured it over at the moment they where going to eat it. He told me that everyone loved it, huge success for me 😀 next time, I’ll definitely do it for dinner where I’ll be present! haha