Complete Cheesecake Cookbook: More Than 300 Cheesecake Recipes of All Styles Like New York Style, Chicago Style, Philadelphia Style, Country Style, Pennsylvania Dutch Style
by Alicia Shirley
Cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese (typically cream cheese or ricotta), eggs, and sugar; if there is a bottom layer it often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies (or digestive biscuits), graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake It may be baked or unbaked (usually refrigerated). Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, cookies, fruit sauce, and/or chocolate syrup. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavors, such as strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, chocolate, Oreo, chestnut, or toffee. The United States has several different recipes for cheesecake and this usually depends on the region in which the cake was baked, as well as the cultural background of the person baking it. These cheesecakes are typically baked before serving. Cheesecakes represented as being "New York style" are the most common variety in the United States; the term has considerable prestige. However, increasing distance from New York City itself tends to decrease the accuracy of the label, with cheesecakes made further from the city decreasing in density and richness and increasingly over-sweetened by New York standards. The genuine article is most likely to be found at Jewish-run delicatessens in large urban areas and high-end restaurants that make a point of serving gourmet-quality food. This Book is a collection of more than 300 recipes of easy to cook many styles of Cheesecake like New York style cheesecake, Chicago style cheesecake, Pennsylvania Dutch style cheesecake, Philadelphia style cheesecake, Farmer cheese style cheesecake, Country style cheesecake. Each recipe include tabulated ingredients list and easy to follow step by step Directions.