I. History of Cheesecake
B. Famous Cheesecake
II. New York Style Cheesecake
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Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. The earliest history of the art is lost, but weknow that cheesecake was already a popular dish in ancient Greece. With the Roman conquest of Greece, the secret fell into Roman hands spreading the cheesecake across Europe. The Roman names for thistype of cake derived from the Greek “consider the delicious wonder” became "placenta." Placenta was more like a cheesecake, baked on a pastry base, or sometimes inside a pastry case. They were alsocalled "libum”, and were often used as an offering at their temples to their gods. History has the first recorded mention of cheesecake, as being served to the athletes during the first Olympic Gamesbecause anthropologists found cheese molds dating back to that period. Then the first "modern" recipe for cheesecake was recorded. This was a recipe that was recorded by Athenaeus, a Greek writer. "Takecheese and pound it till smooth and pasty; put cheese in a brazen sieve; add honey and spring wheat flour. Heat in one mass, cool and serve." That is the actual recipe as archeologists discovered itCenturies later cheesecake appeared in America, the recipes brought over by immigrants.
Now days there are hundreds of different cheesecake recipes. The ingredients are what make one cheesecakedifferent from another. The most essential ingredient in any cheesecake is cheese, the most commonly used are cream cheese, Neufchatel, cottage cheese, and ricotta but it varies by determined regions.Cheesecakes can are categorized into two basic types: baked and unbaked. Cheesecake is a dessert consisting of a topping made of soft, fresh cheese, sweetened with sugar and flavored or topped...