It has been ages since we last visited Banapple. What better way to have a #ThrowBackThursday than to go back and check if the banoffee still tastes the same? The banoffee was still there, alright, but it didn’t receive a second glance from us. Our quick gaze got stuck on the cheesecake, the Blueberry Cheesecake. Lovely! Even before the Banapple staff finished preparing our cheesecake order, we already came up with a plan how to dominate the world and totally destroy the Banapple Blueberry Cheesecake along the way. Don’t fret, lad, we’re going to share the strategy with you.
It’s no rocket science. It starts with knowing the “enemy”. Before you can successfully “demolish” the Banapple Blueberry Cheesecake, it’s important to know who, or what, you’re facing. You don’t blindly throw yourself against the enemy. There’s no fun in rushing and missing the flavors of a fine cheesecake. The need for speed is better satisfied on a racetrack, not a restaurant.
What is a Blueberry Cheesecake? Yes, it’s a dessert and, no, blueberry does not come first. Dessert is never a contest of stuffing the highest quantity of sugar that can be stuffed in each bite. If it were so we’d be happy gorging on a sack of sugar and not waste time baking stuff. Really, come to think of it, it still is about balance, that magical word that resides in the heart of life’s golden rule.
In life, too, what comes first does not always signal importance. Blueberry may come first in Blueberry Cheesecake, it may be on top of the cake, but it’s simply the sidekick (funny how the auto-correct changed that to “side cake”). The blueberry cannot be allowed to overpower the cheesecake.
So we get this habit of testing the waters, so to speak, by cutting through the narrow tip of the cheesecake triangle to check the saltiness of the cheesecake. Then the butt of the triangle, the pie, to check its crunchy sweet power. Lastly, the topping — hardly matters if it’s blueberry or strawberry or what have you — to check how sweet it is.
We decided to scrape the blueberry topping with the fork, leaving only a thin film of blueberry glaze on top. The sweetness of the topping is too sweet for our taste. This is, of course, entirely based on our tastebuds, the reason why we had to explore each component of the Banapple Blueberry Cheesecake. It’s on a per-palate basis and there’s a way to make the cheesecake fit one’s preference. The perfect way to “destroy” and consume a Blueberry Cheesecake.
[What’s your style of dissecting a cheesecake? Tell us.]
Oh by the way, the equally wonderful Glazed Almond Carrot Loaf and the Banana Apple Sweet Bread? Checking out other items in the Banapple universe and tasting the pasalubong..