Make your next tea party the talk of the town with a Philly cheesecake pie. Creamy and sweet, with an irresistible cookie base, these desserts are loved by all who try them. Have you ever wondered who came up with this tasty dish?
As American as it gets
Although people have enjoyed desserts for years, the Philly cheesecake pie as we know it today was created in America in the 18th century. It’s tempting to believe that this pie gets its name from the American city, but this isn’t so. Instead, it was named after the renowned cream cheese brand. The Philadelphia company was the first to publish a recipe for this memorable cheesecake.
Philadelphia cream cheese is considered to be a product with a texture much finer than any other variety of cheese. This is due to the process that is used to make it. It’s believed that this process was invented by William Lawrence. This smooth and creamy texture is what gives the cheesecake its light and fluffy quality.
How these cheesecakes are crafted
The Philly cheesecake pie requires the baker to follow a few simple steps. First, oat cookies are crushed until fine and mixed with melted butter. Once the biscuit mixture resembles wet sand, it’s pressed into a springform pan. To create the cheesecake filling, the soft cheese is mixed with eggs and sugar. This mixture should be whisked until light and fluffy. After being decanted into the pan, the baker places the mixture in a large baking tray filled with water. This creates a bain-marie that cooks the cheesecake while preventing it from drying out. Once the cheesecake is cooked, it’s removed from the oven and left to cool.
For the utmost satisfaction, have your slice of cheesecake with a delicious cup of milky coffee. You also have the option to choose a cheesecake with a topping. Popular options include fruit, cream cheese icing or dulce de leche. Alternatively, you can keep things simple and add a dollop of whipped cream to your cake.
Tea for two
When ordering a Philly cheesecake pie at your favourite restaurant, it’s important to remember that this is an intensely sweet treat. Therefore, it’s a good idea to ask the bakery to split the slice in two. This is a perfect snack to share with a friend or loved one over a cup of tea or coffee.