Double Berry Cheesecake With Raspberry Coulis

Cheesecake knows.

I often think back to my midnights as a 10 year old.  to whether it was during the holidays, but I remember waking up in the middle of the night. Most nights my brother and I would be awake playing house. And then we would wait till 4 in the morning to bring together the two one-seater sofa chairs to make it into a cozy little bed to catch The Wind in the Willows on TV. Once that show was over, we went back to bed. It was the good old days of no 'related' programs or choices that put you in a weird loop of TV watching. 

As I call to mind memories of midnights past, I sit on my thrifty bar stool waiting for the cheesecake to get done. I cannot tell you enough how relaxing late nights in the kitchen are. I cannot miss a session of midnight baking for anything.

As the night pushes ahead and the timer knob lugs back, I wait. 

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Some very plump, juicy raspberries and blackberries toppled into the batter for this cheesecake. They cut through the plain cream cheese batter. I know tonight will give me the scariest under-eye bags, and it might take me a while to nurse them back to health. I’ll forgo that for one bite of cheesecake.

double-berry-cheesecake
double-berry-cheesecake

The first sight of my cheesecake makes me break into a song. 'So goooood. So right.' Oh she is, definitely! As the cheesecake cools down, and after brooding over whether to make a blackberry or a raspberry coulis, I settle down for a very basic raspberry sauce. In the mood for some more, and I melt a few blocks of Lindt chocolate. To finish off, I dust her crown with some icing sugar and there. Perfecto.

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It's almost half past three. I contemplate on getting a mini refrigerator for my room. So that I can just dig in from the comfort of my bed and sooth my midnight cravings. That's the 'lazy girl's version of a midnight kitchen raid. The music has been playing all over again for countless number of times. I stop jiving, slice myself an extravagant piece of heaven and set out to meet the angels.

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And here's my cheesy cheesecake song before I go-one of my favourites-British Soul and Dance band Imagination's biggest hit called Just an Illusion, 1982