What better way to satisfy all those cravings than to combine the love of chocolate with the rich, creamy taste of cheesecake. This mix is decadent and will fill the void of anyone’s sweet tooth to a tee.
March 6 is “National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day”, a food holiday that is meant to please, satisfy and delight everyone who enjoys these two rich and amazing sweets. This date gives you all the best excuse to indulge in chocolate and devour a slice or slab of cheesecake and not feel guilty. And then again maybe not feel too guilty for such a sweet and lovely dessert to be treated with.
This fabulous food holiday was named after a Greek writer, Athenaeus who recorded the world’s oldest cheesecake recipe. It was a simple dessert that consisted of only cheese, honey and flour. The Greeks believed that the cheesecake help special powers to all who ate it.
Athletes ate some before the first Olympic Games that were sported in 776 BC and brides and grooms enjoyed a wedding cake made of cheesecake too for good luck. The simple three ingredient recipe was still enjoyed until the 1987’s when the recipe was refined. When it was reinvented it contained cream cheese and became such a hit it is served in nearly every New York City restaurant as a dessert option.
Since cheesecake became such a nationwide sensation people at home and chefs everywhere have experimented with the recipe and added new flavors to delight their palates and those of friends, family and customers alike. Besides white chocolate you can also enjoy other flavors such as crème brûlée, red velvet, pina colada and pumpkin pecan and of course we can’t forget the chocolate cheesecake make with milk chocolate either.
Many people enjoy the light and creamy texture of white chocolate even though it isn’t considered chocolate at all. It does originate from the cocoa plant but the FDA claims it isn’t chocolate since it doesn’t contain any chocolate liquor. Instead it is made from milk solids, sweeteners, flavorings and cocoa butter.
Cheesecakes in certain parts of the world such as New Zealand, England and Australia don’t ever bake these desserts. However, in the United States most cheesecakes are baked in an oven and cooled before they are served.
Enjoy a slice of white chocolate cheesecake and celebrate “National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day” with a smile and satisfaction!
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