Sunday, 13 October 2013

New York Cheesecake

Start spreading the news....I'm leaving today...I want to be a part of it... New York New York

Ah New York, a city so good they named it twice and they weren't wrong. It is a truly epic place in all meanings of the word, the buildings, that song, the imagery and of course the food.

I have been lucky enough to visit twice with a third visit planned for next summer and already my list of things to do increases daily...
  • Visit Brooklyn Brewery
  • Attempt to eat a pastrami sandwich at Katz deli
  • Visit Momofuku to sample the Pork Buns
  • Visit a blues bar
  • Eat more cheesecake
Oh yes the cheesecake, if you have a food bucket list then eating a piece of New York Cheesecake in New York must surely be on it. It is the dessert that walks up to all diets and tells them where they can shove it, only a little more rudely. A glorious piece of heaven with creamy, soft cheese, the tang of sour cream and lemon and a rich biscuit base, what more could you ask for...well other than a cardiologist?

It has been on my 'to bake' list for a while but I never got round to it. So with it being the OH's birthday and with the previously mentioned third trip in its early planning/saving stages, I thought why not and got on with making it.

I used a recipe on the Good Food Website but increased the biscuit base ingredients after reading a few of the comments. I advise you also do so if you make it because it would be a very thin base. just simply double the ingredients stated in the recipe.

The end result was a delicious cheesecake that definitely reminded me of the Big Apple and it's dairy delights but it wasn't the same, that key element was missing and that is the beautiful city of New York itself...


  1. baked cheesecakes are the best and most traditional... this looks amazing!... i'm more of a west coast guy but I can see the appeal of the new york food...

  2. Lucky you! I wanna go back to NYC too and I really want to try that pork buns at Momofuku. The cheesecake looks brilliant. Well, I'm sure summer will come again soon :)

  3. Have you been to Eileen's in New York? It's teeny tiny but their cheesecake is very special indeed There's nothing like actually eating NY cheesecake in New York!