Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!
A food holiday for cheesecake lovers, National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is observed on May 26th.
Each year on May 26, people across the United States, celebrate and enjoy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. As legend has it, blueberry cheesecake originated in history because it was used to feed the athletes of the Olympic Games in Greece. This would make it an historic dessert for centuries. The 2014 date also falls on Memorial Day. We’re sharing a quick an easy recipe from Food.com to add blueberry cheesecake to your Memorial Day festivities.
Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked and are often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream. There are many varieties of cheesecake. However, this day honors the blueberry cheesecake.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.
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Although cheesecake recipes can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, the flavored versions we know and love today are a fairly recent innovation. People have come up with all sorts of interesting and unique cheesecake flavors, but today is a celebration of the classic blueberry variety.
The type of cheese used to make cheesecake has a huge impact on the flavor and texture of this delicious dessert. American cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, Italian cheesecakes are made with ricotta, and German and Polish cheesecakes are made with “quark” cheese, which is a type of curd cheese.
Blueberry cheesecake is one of the most popular cheesecake flavors. Enjoy a heavenly slice (or two) today to celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!
Today’s Food History
- 1923 James Arness was born. Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series ‘Gunsmoke,’ he also played the creature in the 1951 movie ‘The Thing from Another World.’ The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”
- 1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s). He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.
- 1971 Don Maclean recorded ‘American Pie’.
- 1979‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts
- 1999 R.I.P. Waldo Lonsbury Semon. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world. Semon held over 100 patents.
Ideas to Celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Celebrating Blueberry Cheesecake Day is as simple as eating blueberry cheesecake.
We love these holidays that are super simple to figure out!
But remember: Blueberry cheesecake. Not chocolate cheesecake. Not caramel cheesecake. Not pumpkin, cherry or lemon-raspberry cheesecake.
Only blueberry! Got it?
In case you need a recipe, here are :-
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1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 dash vanilla extract
1 dash lemon extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 (12 ounce) can blueberry pie filling
1 prepared graham cracker crust
- In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon and vanilla extracts. Mix well.
- In a medium bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form.
- Fold 3/4 of the whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
- Spread into crust.
- Dot with blueberry pie filling, and smooth with spatula to cover.
- Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
- Garnish with remaining cream.
Here are today’s five food facts about Cheesecake:
- 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.
- Savory cheesecakes also exist, served sometimes as hors d’oeuvre or with accompanying salads. 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.
- Cheesecakes can be broadly categorised into two basic types – baked and unbaked – and each comes in a variety of styles determined by region.
- Japanese-style cheesecake relies upon the emulsification of cornstarch and eggs to make a smooth flan-like texture and almost plasticine appearance.
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