2015-06-20

Long summer days and berry cakes


In Sweden we celebrate Midsommar (=Midsummer) at the time of the summer solstice. It's an important festivity in Sweden, only rivalled by Christmas really. I enjoy Midsommar very much, not so much because it finally means some warmer weather but because it is the longest day of the year (on the northern hemisphere). Where I live, the sun doesn't even set, giving us a full 24 hours of daylight - I love it!





Another thing that I enjoy about Midsommar are the berries. And for the celebration of Midsommar cake is a necessity, so what better than a cake filled with juicy delicious berries!



For Midsommar this year I made a No-Bake Berry Cheesecake, and I topped it with fresh berries. Oh how I love berries!



NO-BAKE BERRY CHEESECAKE


INGREDIENTS


  • 1 package of Oreos (154 grams)
  • 50 grams butter, melted
  • 300 grams cream cheese
  • 250 grams ricotta cheese
  • 4 dl heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 250 grams raspberries
  • 250 grams bilberries (or blueberries)

DIRECTIONS

Crush the Oreos to crumbles and add the melted butter to it. Press the Oreo crumbles into a round pan (preferably a springform pan). Put into freezer while preparing the rest.
Cook the berries (can cook them together as they will be mixed) and purée it.
Whisk together the cream cheese, the ricotta cheese, the heavy cream and the sugar until it thickens. Add the berry purée and whisk until it is evenly distributed. Pour onto the Oreos in your pan and freeze for a minimum of 6 hours, preferably over night.
Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving.







Much love!



8 comments:

  1. Love your hairdo, and (although I'm a rainy day lover) I'd love to see what 24 hours of sun looks like!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe by the way. This looks so refreshing for the summer coming in.

    Vegetarian Courtesy

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    1. Thank you lovely lady <3
      I like rainy days also, especially in the warmer months, but sun that never sets is a real energy booster ;)
      Thank you - I love an easy whip-it-up-in-minute cake that is tasty, and this one fits the bill :D
      Much love!

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  2. I never knew that Midsummer was such a festivity in Sweden! But no wonder, you guys get even less sun in the year than we in Poland do... A 24h long day sounds pretty special (and awesome). I need to learn more on this subject, I'm really interested in such celebrations (that's the ethnologist in me speaking, I guess).

    Your cheesecake looks so awesome I really need to get The Fish to make it for me!

    (Also love your beautiful sky-blue dress! That lace collar... so pretty. Where is it from?)

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    1. Oh yes, it's a big deal here. And I think it's celebrated in most parts of Scandinavia :) It is very special, there is something almost magical about the white nights :D Haha, I'm no good at history behind traditions/celebrations, but I'm sure you'll find something interesting about Midsummer :D
      I know, the lace collar had me like that. The dress is from the now-closed Fleet Collection. But one of the owners has gone on to create Apricity, so the style lives on :D
      Much love

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  3. Oh my WOW! What a beautiful cheesecake! That fruit arrangement on top is so perfect I wouldn't want to slice into it!!!!!

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    1. Thank you soooo much! But it was very tasty, so it would have been a shame not to cut into it ;)

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  4. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF SUNLIGHT??? That sounds amazing! Where I live, sunset is around 8:30 p.m. on the summer solstice.

    I love that in Sweden, you celebrate Midsommar. I might have to incorporate that (and that gorgeous-looking cheesecake) into my summer festivities in the coming years!

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    1. Hey Devinne! Thank you for your comment! Midsommar is a fantastic festivity, basically you just celebrate summer, which is sooo nice! You definitely ought to celebrate it next year, I'll give you a quick Midsommar-lesson ;) We raise a maypole and dance around it, like little frogs. We actually sing about frogs as we dance... We (not me thought) eat perserved herring and other horrible foods, as well as delicious cakes. Strawberries are a must!

      And yeah, 24h of light is quite amazing, but it also means that we have super dark winters :P Which is less fun.
      8.30 sounds like a good time for the sun to set. I would prefer it to be a more even spread of light hours over the year, but not much you can do :P

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