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  • Writer's pictureRayki Goh, MSc

The Cheesecake That's Prepared Without Using Cheese

Looking further into the origins of London cheesecake, a dessert and cheese, explores its intriguing history and unexpected ingredients. But why the misleading name?

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Dear Food People,


Have you ever wondered why it's called London Cheesecake even though it contains no cheese? It's a culinary puzzle, right? But let me tell you, this dish is more than just a name; it's a traditional British delicacy that has been tempting taste buds for decades. Just imagine a silky custard with a touch of almond snuggled within a flaky puff pastry. It's a taste explosion waiting to happen!


Now let's look at the history of London cheesecake. It's like unwrapping a delightful mystery! Despite different beliefs, there is no clear evidence to determine its actual origins. Some believe it originated from cheese curds, which are cheese-making leftovers.


However, we can only conjecture. What we do know is that this dish has gone through many changes throughout the years, adapting to diverse tastes and civilizations like a culinary chameleon.


So, what's the key to preparing this delectable treat? It's all about the proper flavour combination. A delicate puff pastry foundation supports a creamy custard made from butter, sugar, cream cheese, and eggs, topped with almond cream and shredded coconut. It's a symphony for your taste receptors, with each component contributing significantly.


Feeling adventurous? Why not give the classic dish a contemporary touch by using an air fryer? It's the most recent trend in kitchen gadgets! Simply place the pastry pieces in the air fryer, add a dab of jam for sweetness, and watch the magic unfold. You'll rapidly attain golden, flaky perfection that may be garnished with frosting and coconut.


But don't forget about the nutritional value. While London cheesecake is surely a delectable treat, we must be aware of what we consume. A single serving has 446 calories and 53 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. However, if you want to lighten things up, you may choose dairy-free pastry and sugar-free jam for a healthy option.


So, there you have it, folks! The fascinating journey of London cheesecake, from its mysterious origins to its modern-day makeover. But hey, don't take my word for it—why not whip up a batch yourself? If there's something specific you want us to cover in our future articles, shoot us a message over at dearfoodpeople.com. We'd love to hear from you!


 

Further Reading:

  1. The Daily Meal, May 2023, London Cheesecake Isn't What It Sounds Like At All. Available at: https://www.thedailymeal.com/1265289/what-london-cheesecake-name/

  2. TasteAtlas, April 2022, London Cheesecake | Traditional Sweet Pastry From England, United Kingdom. Available at: https://www.tasteatlas.com/london-cheesecake

  3. Geoff's Baking Blog, June 2021, London Cheesecakes. Available at: https://geoffsbakingblog.com/2021/06/london-cheesecakes/

  4. Wikipedia, n.d., London Cheesecake. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Cheesecake


 

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