While the concept of cheesecake goes long back in time and history when the Romans spread the tradition of making cheesecake from Greece to all across Europe. And ever since New York created some of the world’s best variety recipes in cheesecakes it has gained popularity all across the globe being a favourite pick – n – choice for food lovers and connoisseurs. It can be said that the cheesecake connects to everyone.
The traditional greek cheesecake used ricotta cheese and these cheesecakes were sweetened with honey and while some used flour blended with the cheese and then baked and some used a crusty base for the cheesecake. Most Americans have grown up eating the crunchy crushed cookie or digestive biscuits or crackers being powdered and set with butter at the base of a well-flavoured cheese mixture which would chill and set on the base and come out wonderfully perfect when sliced.
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Technically speaking, cheesecakes are a version of pies and not cakes since the base structure is usually unleavened. Most baked varieties of cheesecakes use a custard base for the fillings comprising of milk, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla, and other flavourings in addition to the cheese. A small amount of flour, corn starch, arrowroot, and potato starch can be found in some cheesecake recipes as well to help stabilize the mixture.
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While the varieties remain numerous and versatile with the concept of cheesecakes from eggless, with egg, baked, no-bake, set and chilled, vegan, and wow some keto cheesecakes and more, there is something in store for each one of us!
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Here are a few simple and easy recipes to try and enjoy with Cheesecakes!
Recipe 1: MANGO MEDLEY CHEESECAKE
Recipe 2: NEW ERA NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
Recipe 3: VEGAN COFFEE CHEESECAKE
Recipe 4: THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS CHEESECAKE
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.