Happy Saturday! Do you know what today is? Can you tell by me header question...New York or Philadelphia? No I am not asking which city you prefer!
Today is National Cheesecake Day! NO it has not been endorsed by any president so it is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated on July 30th (and doesn't have and congressional records to solidify its claim). But it sure is a delicious holiday!!
There really is a large tradition of food holidays.
Records of cheesecake date as far back as 770 BC, when the dessert, or something like it at least, was served to Olympic athletes.
There are so many variations of Cheescake: European, Latin American, Asian, & of course American variations.
Hence my question ~ New York Cheesecake or Philadelphia Cheesecake?
A little FYI on cheesecake for you ~
In the US there are 2 big contenders for the Cheesecake Crown:
One is New York Style cheesecake. This style will tend to be very heavy and rich. It features cream cheese, heavy cream, & many other fattening ingredients.
The second popular cheesecake is Philadelphia Style cheesecake. It is considered to be creamier and also lighter than the New York style cheesecake, but does not skimp on the fattening ingredients.
Cheesecake can also be flavored in a variety of ways.
Chocolate or strawberry remain the popular national favorites followed by pumpkin cheesecake. Pumpkin cheesecake is an American favorite for a winter holiday dessert.
SO I am sure you are wondering ...
How does one celebrate CHEESECAKE DAY?
I can only speak for myself & my family but I am thinking make a big ole cheesecake for dessert tonight!!!
SO to help you out below I have one of my favorite cheesecake recipes for you to try.
I created the recipe page in My Digital Studio as part of a cookbook I am making for my nieces (and my own children) as a gift for them tilted~
It is still a work in progress but I wanted to share this recipe with you today so that you can enjoy it on CHEESECAKE DAY!
Leave me a comment - let me know your favorite cheesecake recipe or flavor!
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Enjoy your day and your CHEESECAKE!