Okay cheesecake lovers, lets try a new flavor. How about a pumpkin cheesecake. Don't worry about what season it is as you can purchase your canned pumpkin puree any time of the year and you know this flavor will be appreciated year round. This cheesecake is superb and you really must try it! Before we go further, we’ll discover the origin of cheesecake first and the secrets you should know in baking a perfect cheesecake. Cheesecakes are believed to come from Ancient Greece. Really, really ancient! It is actually older than I think. *sighs* Anyway, The first recorded use of cheesecakes is during the Olympic Games in 776 B.C. The first Olympic Games. I’m such in awe right now! It’s really old! The recipe, however, is quite different from the recipes we use today. It only has crushed cheese, wheat flour and one egg.It is said that the Roman armies are the one who first introduced cheesecakes to Western Europe and Great Britain. By 1000 A.D., cheesecake has become known to the entire continent of Europe. Immigrants are responsible for the introduction of cheesecakes in the Americas, only with a different version. They bring a cottage cheese version in the land. In 1872, American dairymen are trying to recreate a French Neufchatel cheese. But while doing it, another formula comes up. The creamier one, cream cheese, is now the modern version. Cheesecakes are one of the most difficult pastries to bake. It takes a little patience, and skill to produce the perfectly baked cheesecake. It is important that you follow one recipe and make sure that you gather all the ingredients. Cold ingredients that are closer to room temperature will allow you to combine them easily and mix them properly. Another important thing to keep in mind in baking your cheesecake is that they take time to firm up and harden after the baking process. A jiggly-looking cheesecake is what you will first notice when you take it out of the oven. A tip for removing from the pan is that you have to run a knife in between your cheesecake and the springform pan to help avoid cracking. After that, cool it on the counter and not in the oven. Now that you know when cheesecake was created and how to perfectly bake it, you can now rush to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for your Pumpkin Cheesecake! Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Cook with Manali" website below.
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