It's National Cheesecake Day and naturally, this has got me thinking about cheesecake, past times and present. And it made me realise that I've never actually made one before. Well, not successfully anyway.
And it's because I have the Fear. The Fear of creating something that tastes nothing like the creamy cheesecake delight of what I've enjoyed. The thought of a disappointing spoon of cheesecake is just too much to bear. There is enough of dealing with this at restaurants when ordering cheesecake.
Here, you will always end up with one of two options:
1. It will be amazing.
2. It will be...so-so.
Category 1 cheesecakes - these have biscuit bases that crumble gently in your mouth, and aren't just a skinny slither layer at the bottom. Category 1 cheesecakes are a decent-sized portion, with a smooth creamy texture that takes your fork at least a couple of seconds to cut through. Category 1 cheesecakes are ones that are garnished nicely rather than being slathered with a load of overly tart berries.
Category 2 cheesecakes – now these just upset me. Airless, small, dry, bland – or, in the deepest doom of cheesecake failure, all of the above. See? I can't even bring myself to go into detail.
And, as you may have figured out by now, I do feel rather upset at the thought of someone not liking cheesecake at all. I just don't understand it. So, if you don't like cheesecake, it's best not to say. Because I will react with surprise and disbelief every single time you mention it, no matter how many times you've told me in the past.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, yes. And each person has their own likes and dislikes about particular foods. But I will never be able to accept the fact that some people do not like cheesecake. This, to me, is simply absurd and completely wrong.
Why don't you love me?
Oh Cheesecake, don't you worry, for I will always love you... Continue reading this post..