I have mentioned Aunt Phil in a previous post… as she is well-remembered (for me) for 2 main reasons… her love of bubbles (oh bless her soul – how I appreciate this) and her amazing cheesecakes… in fact – a friend of her son’s once actually wrote an *ode to a cheesecake* based on the savouring of one of hers!! SERIOUSLY!
So as I mentioned… there was always an open bottle of bubbly in one of the double fridge doors (amongst a few unopened ones) and some cheesecake – baked; banana and caramel; strawberry; chocolate swirl, etc etc….
Strangely enough – I was never a big cheesecake fan until I met her! Which got me experimenting in the kitchen with a few cheesecake recipes… which lead me to believe that my favourite type to make (and eat) is the Baked Cheesecake version….
I have a few recipes now… some require being baked in a *water bath* (aka Bain-marie) while others are as easy peasy as the one below… no additional elbow grease is required… and even though I found this recipe originally in the *Cook with Jamie: My guide to making you a better cook*
and was called * Bloomin’ easy vanilla cheesecake* …I adapted it… left out the lemon and orange zest (it is beautiful enough without this added flavour… TRUST ME)… and I don’t make the cherry compote like he does (not because I am lazy… but because I think this cheesecake recipe is flavoursome without it! But you can make the choice… my adaption… or Jamie’s original which I might add is on the menu at Fifteen Trattoria… but hey… we all know who is queen of the kitchen, eh???)
Jamie Oliver Cheesecake