I don’t know about you but I absolutely looooooooove cheese cake. What people often don’t realize is that there are so many kinds — it’s impossible to get bored of it. Plain cheesecake, strawberry, chocolate, toffee… you name it, I’ll eat it.
Cheesecake is an age-old dish which originates from Greece. According to the history books, cheese cake was given to the athletes before the first Olympic games — that was in 2000 B.C! However… popular believe is that the earliest form of cheese cake dates back to a recipe that was created in the first century.
The United States of America was a little slow to catch up on this delicious pudding. The first recorded cake was created in the 1800s. Even then, it was by accident as the chef was trying to create a French dish called Neufchatel — oooops…? Since it’s first creation, there have literally been thousands of variations, with seemingly every country having its own slant on the popular confectionery.
Get this! Once upon a time… it was possible to buy cheesecake-flavored stamps… in Austria. Those Europeans be crazay yo! How about this next one for an interesting factoid: The most expensive cheesecake in the world — available in New York at all participating stores — cost more than three hundred dollars… for one… and it aint even that big!
I’m on a roll now. When you get a minute, check out Amazon Prime… you can actually buy… wait for it… cheese cake Kit Kats…!? (Now that I haven’t tried.) Just when you didn’t think things could get anymore bonkers… you’d be interested to know that cheesecake has not one, not two… but five dedicated national days!
1) White Chocolate Cheesecake Day.
2) Cherry Cheesecake Day.
3) Blueberry Cheesecake Day.
4) Cheesecake Day.
Now there is no excuse for you to miss out on your fair share.
Ok, so let’s get to business — welcome to the site, we intend to bring you everything confectionery. We will cover recipes, cooking techniques, cooking equipment… and… hopefully there will be a few guest posts from some reputable cooks and chefs. We intend to cover cakes, bakes, strudel, waffles, pastry and much more, so be sure to visit often.
It’s also worth noting that we’ll use this blog for industry news, starting with our next piece: Jamie Oliver is in hot water over his political views. The outspoken, celeb chief has been very vocal about his desire for his home nation, the United Kingdom, to stay within the EU. Following the exit vote, Jamie has caused a stir by pleading with the British public to refrain from voting in Boris Johnson as the UK government’s prime minster, following the departure of David Cameron.
… I don’t know what you guys think… but I think he should stick to cooking, don’t you? To make a blatant segue… we thoroughly recommend you check out Jamie’s Cream Sea-Salt Fudge recipe. The title says it all… but it needs to be tasted to be believed!