Cheese Cake Round the World
The Polish version of cheesecake, ‘sernik’, uses quark cheese like the German variety. Sernik is rich and dense, and remains one of the most popular sweet dishes in Poland.
The German Käsekuchen cheesecake uses quark cheese for a firm, smooth texture. This version combines sweet and sour flavours and melts in the mouth!
Cheesecakes in the UK, like Australia and New Zealand, are based on a refrigerated cream-cheese filling on a biscuit base. This is often topped with fruit syrup toppings, and also comes in flavours such as banoffee pie or white chocolate.
The French cheesecake is a lighter, slimmer affair than most others. It is created using French Neufchatel cheese from the Normandy region, which gives it a distinctive flavour and texture.
The Swedish cheesecake, or ‘Ostkaka’ is subtly flavoured with bitter almonds, and is created by forming a batter from coagulated milk, cream, eggs, sugar and almonds. This mixture is then baked and allowed to cool before serving with jam, cream, fruits or ice cream.
As with most North American cheesecakes, the classic New York recipe is a baked cake using heavy cream, cream cheese and eggs. The result is a firm, rich consistency and delicious brown crust, perfect served with a tangy fruit compote or chocolate drizzle. Often remembered as a highlight of New York holidays!
Like cute puppies, hugs and The Simpsons, cheesecake is one of those things pretty much everyone loves. And, like most good things in life, everyone wants to have their own little spin on it! From baked New York style cheesecake or Swedish Ostkaka to Asian green tea cheesecake or German Käsekuchen, we’ve found out there’s a whole world of cheesecake out there…
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