After several episodes recently of ‘baking’ in a crock pot, I realized what I really was craving was a good, old-fashioned New York style cheesecake. No one’s is better than ‘The’ Cake Lady of NYC herself, Rose Levy Beranbaum. I referenced my copy of her latest book, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, and found several choices. I will eventually try them all, but for now, the classic was what I craved, so the classic is what I made.
The ‘crown’ is ladyfingers(store-bought this go round, but next time I will make my own) and underneath is the richest, most light and creamy cake you may have ever laid against your tongue. It was simply wonderful as plain as plain could be, but I had made the topping while the cake baked, so I felt compelled to serve it with topping the first time I served it.
Later, I shared it with several friends and clients and the reviews were quite positive. I will definitely be doing this recipe again.