Whoever came up with the idea of saving the sweet stuff until last never tasted something this good. With a classic New York cheesecake, that wait can be almost unbearable. Truffles, Grease Monkey, and New York Slice are all standing by to end your agony of waiting. But what is it about this perfect pudding that gets us all giddy? Let's find out.
A baked twist on the classic
If you ever wondered what makes a New York cheesecake different from the sweets of a similar name, it's all in how it's cooked. NY cheesecakes are baked, which gives it that dense but delicate finish that we all know and love.
And it's not just the cooking that makes this little wonder cheesecake royalty, it also has to do with adding heavy cream for a smoother finish. You only have to order a fluffy slice or a full cake from Truffles to taste the New York difference.
Cheesecakes have been around for absolutely ages, and like all good foodie inventions, there's a bit of confusion when it comes to its origin. Some say that the roots go all the way back to Ancient Greece, while others credit England as a similar version to the modern cake was referenced in a cookbook in the 14th century.
Fast-forward a few centuries, and it's the Americans that made this decadent dish a hit. After accidentally inventing cream cheese in the 1870s, they changed the cheesecake game – especially with the baking. Just order yourself a signature bite from New York Slice and you'll see why stateside do this dessert best.
Served straight up or with a twist
A classic New York cheesecake might arrive straight up, but that doesn't mean it can't rock a twist like the best of them. Yes, your signature slice tastes great topless, but the addition of dressings and fruits can really make this sweet sing.
Some add lemon for a light touch, others will go all out and cover it in chocolate, but if you want to let a NY cheesecake talk for itself, a sweeter sauce works best. Like at Grease Monkey. These guys serve their traditional treat with a sour cherry compote, giving you the perfect balance of creamy cake and tangy fruit.
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