|Grandpa and I celebrating our birthdays with a cheesecake. Redone in "lomo effect|
I had to help clean @ Grandma's today... argh, it broke my heart in pieces! But I got some wonderful pictures, and a recipe for Polish cheesecake, as she made it...along with the pic, shown below... I've got to scan it better- of Grandpa and I enjoying it together for my 4th birthday, and his 76th... which were about two weeks apart. I was HIS baby. Funny... this was an oddball, who in a tux, reminded people of Grandpa Munster. God, I loved him. He adored his Grandma too... I've seen love letters... that she kept so close. God bless you two crazy lovelies. Enjoy eachother. Thank you. Eventually I'll scan this better. Here we are... me with my usual "little miss serious" thing going on, and Grandpa, even ill, enjoying himself with his baby. Oddly, I found out I look like Grandma did when young, but the way Grandpa was, I think I could have looked like a troll and he would have adored me. Thanks you two love birds. I can't say it enough. When Grandma's oldies are scanned, and I have a better version of this, I'll be sure to post it. Here is Grandma's marvelous cheesecake as SHE made it. I use the filling and either make my crust from my homemade graham crackers, or crush up a sort of Ritz crackery GF cracker called Glutino Original. Emphasis on Gluten= NO!
I will be posting a lot of recipes, and reworking what I have to.
Grandma's Polish Cheesecake:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of sugar
Mix together and line pan and sides with mixture.
1 pound of cream cheese (Philly of course!) -2 8-oz packages, softened.
1/2 cup of sugar
3 eggs or equivalent of Egg Beaters or egg-substitute.
1 teaspoon of vanilla. All vanilla is gluten free. Just tossing that in there.
Combine with electric mixer. Turn off and let a favorite person lick the beater. Important in ALL recipes!
Bake all in crust at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove. Let cool slightly.
Raise oven to 450 degrees.
1pint of sour cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of sugar. (If you're following, you just used 1 1/2 cups of sugar)
Mix together with a spoon and spread over the cream cheese cake just cooling.
Place in oven, which as you recall, has been raised to 450!
Bake 10 minutes.
Take out and LET COOL COMPLETELY. Loved ones are alloted spoons and mixer beaters of mixture left on them.
Refrigerate. Keep refrigerated until serving.