Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cloudberry Jam on Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake with Cloudberry Jam from Finland

Thank you sooooooooo much, dear readers, for letting me know how well cloudberry jam goes with cheesecake. I know -- only one person actually mentioned it, but I'm sure there were many, MANY others who were nodding enthusiastically in front of the display. I'm sure there were, because the combination is THIS GOOD! YUM!

Oh, this cheesecake? No, I didn't bake it. It was store-bought -- one of those affordable sweets from Japanese convenience stores. And though it was labeled "baked cheesecake," it looked so white and creamy that I thought it was a gelatin cheesecake. But I definitely loved this baked one. Yes, with this berry jam from the country of Muumipeikko (Moomin), it was ... Heavenly. Divine. Mmmmmmm...... :)

BTW, my favorite is Nuuskamuikkunen (Snufkin).



Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A heavenly dessert! I wonder how that cloudberry jam tastes...



Anonymous said...

what's cloudberry jam? If you don't mind.

K and S said...

looks delicious!

karaimame said...

Oishii ne!!
Ah! My oldest daughter´s fave character is also Nuuskamuikkunen (but I think she is more alike Little Myy) :P.
Have a great summer!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I've been reading your blog for a long time, and I've always wanted to comment, but my laziness has kept me back from actually saying anything... BUT, when I saw this entry and your entry on lingonberry cake, I felt that I HAD to comment. Until about two days ago, I had no idea what cloudberries or lingonberries (also known as partridgeberries) were, but while I'm currently visiting St. John's, Newfoundland, I've found jars of the stuff everywhere!! And I rechecked your blog entries and realized that you had just used the EXACT same things... I was unsure before on whether or not I should get a few jars of the jam, but now I'm definitely sure that I will get several jars of the stuff to try out in my cooking/baking at home! They're delicious!

PS-- I love your blog, by the way~ :D

Anonymous said...

I am sure that cheesecake is excellent with the jam, even though I never had Cloudberry jam. Maybe I should go looking for it on my next food adventure..

Fish Fish said...

Obachan, genki? ^_^

Oh my, oh my... cloudberry jam is my favorite!!! Too bad I only had once when my swedish friend gave it to me. I bought once fresh cloudberry in takashimaya, still think the jam tastes better.

I miss Japanese cheese cake!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I haven't had cheesecake in such a long time. Obachan, you are going to make me break my diet :p

obachan said...

I don’t know how to describe it but it has a nice tartness.

It’s a jam made from cloudberries, and the berries look like this. To my surprise, the berries grow in the northern island of Japan and even have a Japanese name, but I have never heard of cloudberry jam made in Japan.

K & S
It was. :)

I guess there are many Snufkin fans all over the world. He often functions as a counselor, doesn’t he?

Hi! So glad to hear that you are going to (maybe already did) get the berry jams. I bet you enjoy cooking/baking with them.

Oh yes. It’s worth trying.

Fish fish
Genki desuyooooooooooooo!! :D
Looks like you are having a great time and enjoying the food there. Do you have any plan of visiting Japan someday?

Ahhhh… I feel terribly guilty. Well, you can always restart your diet anytime ;)

Unknown said...

Cloudberries grows wild in sweden and finland. I'm from sweden and cloudberry jam is my favorite. lingonberry is really good to mild creamy gravy and meatballs with mashed potatoes with it. you can buy Cloudberry jam or Lingonberry jam from that's what I do when im in the US.