Creamy top and buttery biscuit base, who can resist this classic dessert?
Cheesecake is a popular dish in Ancient Greece and considered to be a good source of energy, believed to have been served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C.; and dished up for religious use having a crust that is separately prepared and baked. But these early forms of cheesecakes are different in taste and consistency from the cheesecake that we know today. The Romans brought the cheesecake from Greece and spread it throughout Europe.
The modern cheesecake is a sweet dish commonly consisting of two or more layers with the thickest layer made of a mixture of soft, cream cheese, eggs and sugar; and topped with fruits, whipped cream, nuts, syrup and/or fruit sauce.Some recipes use cottage cheese instead of cream cheese and to add a distinct flavour, lemon is added. While the base layer is a crust made from crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared in many flavours, the most popular are the strawberry cheesecake and blueberry cheesecake. Cheesecakes come in a variety of style and are categorized into two basic types: baked and unbaked. The texture of cheesecakes can also vary from light and airy to dense and rich to smooth and creamy.
Australian cheesecakes are typically unbaked, and common flavours of the region are: passionfruit cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, raspberry cheesecake, lemon cheesecake, caramel and vanilla cheesecake.
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- If there’s cheesecake in the house, I’ll have some.
- Don’t forget to share some of that cheesecake with your friends!
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Killarney Vale Bakery now.
The only way cheese is dessert is when it’s followed by the word cake.
~ Michele Gorman
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