Saturday, June 23, 2012

Different Variations of Delicious Cheesecakes in Europe

Cheesecake is one of the desserts that been known worldwide, including Europe. Many people may have not thought that cheesecake is something made locally, but there are variations of cheesecakes. If you are from or are living in Europe, knowing the different types of cheesecakes in its countries might interest you. Perhaps, you might want to try making them for your family and friends during special occasions.
UK and Ireland
In major EU countries such as UK and Ireland, a cake is usually made with crushed base, biscuits with better, and typically has toppings of compote, a type of fruit that is not really common worldwide. Sugar, cream, and cream cheese mix are usually the filling of the cheesecakes in the UK and Ireland. The cheesecakes there are refrigerated, not baked. Some people would mix gelatin or flavored jelly on their cheese cream mixture; however, it is not really needed or necessary. These delicious desserts are known to be the best item in the menus of the coffee shops and restaurants.
The cheesecakes in Germany have different German names and terms. The type they often have been called a tart of cheese cream. It is also not baked like in the UK and Ireland. However, Germany has been known to have their custom and unique recipes for cheesecakes. What makes them unique are the additional sour and sweet taste they have added to it, which gives a melt in the mouth feeling to those who have tried it.
The cheesecakes of the Italians are rich in ricotta and honey, which are usually mixed with flour. The unique thing about their cheese cakes is they are loaves in shape. Some of the Italian cheese cakes add bay leaves as its spice or preservative. What is interesting about it is that they make drier then the American type of these desserts.
Cheesecakes made in the French-style are considered as a light yet delicious dessert at all. It is usually just up to 2 inches tall, and its featured ingredient is the gelatin. They use a special type of tasty cheese called Neutfchatel cheese.
The Swedish cheese cakes are unique compared to other cheese cakes in other EU countries. Swedes often make it without any layers, and by tradition, they would add rennet to make it extra special. It is typically oven-baked and must be served warm. The curdling milk, an ingredient for making a Swedish cheese cake, is not easy to make and buy. Some would use cottage cheese as an alternative. In Swedish language, a cheese cake is called Ostkaka.

1 comment:

Rose-Marie said...

I would love to go on a multi-country trip just to experience different cheesecakes and all the wonderful bakeries and cooks - then write a book about it!!!