We’ve seen a lot of techniques over the years — and written a lot of pressure-cooker cheesecake recipes, too — and we can tell you we heartily don’t get why people tend to overcomplicate what can be a fairly simple process for a rich, mousse-like (not New York–style) cheesecake.
granulated white sugar
Because there’s not much flour in this batter, the crumb is chewy, sort of like a cross between a custard pie and a buttery cake. The cake is very thin but a good platform for the whipped cream and berries.
There’s no reason to feel deprived if you’re doing without gluten—or if you know someone who is. It’s got a sturdy, toothy texture and intense, surprisingly “grainy” flavor. It’s also got both a buttery almond topping and a tart lemon glaze over that for the joy of sheer excess.
This one’s got about as much chocolate as we can force into a cheesecake: ground in the crust, melted into the batter, and even shaved on top. We wouldn’t want to shortchange any chocolate lovers!
Yes, you could enjoy these cookies on their own with a cup of tea or a glass of red wine. And you could make this creamy, decadent sorbet on its own for a summer gathering or even a winter dinner party. But, at least once, try these two as we designed them: as sandwich cookies, […]
Late one night after a theater performance in New York City, we went to an Italian bakery for dessert and coffee. The woman behind the counter was definitely bleary-eyed. We asked for a couple of cannoli, as well as a slice of vanilla cake with a warm cherry sauce ladled on top. She poured the […]