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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

I used to work bakery and am quite fond of making cheesecakes. If you want one specially made for you, let me know. I can do a nice vanilla vodka berry compote to go with it, or whatever.
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maybe try the zic zac bar-restaurant in old town.
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

You can find Real New York Cheesecake at Peace Foods in Baar or online at www.peace-foods.ch. The authentic NY cheesecake is made with real philadelphia cream cheese and baked and topped with sour cream. All others are just cheesecakes and those not baked are set with gelatin, derived from the bones of dead animals.
The Cheesecake at Starbucks is from the USA, made by a company called Sweetstreet and is not a authentic NY Cheesecake.
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You can find Real New York Cheesecake at Peace Foods in Baar or online at www.peace-foods.ch. The authentic NY cheesecake is made with real philadelphia cream cheese and baked and topped with sour cream. All others are just cheesecakes and those not baked are set with gelatin, derived from the bones of dead animals.
The Cheesecake at Starbucks is from the USA, made by a company called Sweetstreet and is not a authentic NY Cheesecake.
Good website, I think I'll order something. I think the "derived from the bones of dead animals" is laying it on a bit thick though, we all know what gelatin is, and in any case, in any production cheesecake it'll always be vegetarian gelatin (not that it matters to me).
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The cheesecake from Peace Foods is fantastic, the best I've ever had. I always get a good fix at the Expat-Expos.
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The cheesecake from Peace Foods is fantastic, the best I've ever had. I always get a good fix at the Expat-Expos.
which one do you recommend? I was going to order a plain one but there are lots of fancy ones. Cheers
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which one do you recommend? I was going to order a plain one but there are lots of fancy ones. Cheers
TBH, I'm not sure which ones I've had. I do like plain baked ones but the fruit one I've had have also been excellent. I'll try them all next time and report back.
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Old 20.06.2010, 14:32
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TBH, I'm not sure which ones I've had. I do like plain baked ones but the fruit one I've had have also been excellent. I'll try them all next time and report back.
haha very good! I'm not so much into fruit on cheesecakes so for me it's going to be original, pumpkin, chocolate or that crazy brownie one. I think I'm going to get the original and the pumpkin and freeze one.
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Old 20.06.2010, 14:47
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

trying to get my work done but a thread about cheesecake puts the world on hold. i love cheesecake (being from ny it is in my blood) and i make it often.
it's really easy to make here, you can find most of the ingredients easily and there are plenty of ways to play with it if you can't find all. near me coop and migro both have philly's cream cheese- make sure it's the full on fatty stuff nothing else will do. I made a new one the other day with some jelly my son made and it came out good.

1 1/2 cups ground gingersnap cookies
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Filling
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 2/3 cups sugar
9 tablespoons whipping cream
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons of berry confiture (i like raspberry or strawberr, try what you like)
vanilla extract (as you like, i like about 2 tblspns)




preheat oven to 350 (C equivalent)
crush cookies and mix well with crust ingredients- line the bottom of the pan and about 2 inches up the sides with the crust.

beat together cream cheese and sugar ( you can put aside about 1.5 cup in the refridgerator for topping if you'd like, i do)- add cream, vanilla, confiture beating as you add. add eggs one at a time, beating the heck out of em until they're really well mixed in. add mixture to the pan. cook for about 1 hour (until tops turns golden brown and the center moves just a bit.
put on a rack and cool. put in fridge until your ready to serve.

just before you serve, take the sugar/cream cheese mixture and smooth over the cake, using the tip of the knife you can mix some of the berry confiture into the topping to create a swirl effect that is pretty.

it's a yummy thing, it may take a few gos to get it right but once you do you can experiment with different kinds and have cheesecake when ever you please!
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TBH, I'm not sure which ones I've had. I do like plain baked ones but the fruit one I've had have also been excellent. I'll try them all next time and report back.
I have had the cheesecake at Peace Foods as well, and it is excellent.

I had the chocolate cheesecake.
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1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Where can you get this?

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http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1713,...226199,00.html

I use this recipe for making cheesecakes here. The problem is to get the right crackers for the crust. I actually have my family send me graham crackers from the states although I heard the digestive biscuits here can be used. If I don't have graham crackers I buy oreo cookies from Jelmoli's and make an oreo cheesecake. This recipe is easy to follow and I've made it about 10 times - each time it has turned out great. If you have questions just send me a msg!
Hi, I'm trying to do the first cheese cake in my life. I see the receipt u recommended. Could u tell me where to buy Vanilla and measure spoon in Switzerland?
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Hi, I'm trying to do the first cheese cake in my life. I see the receipt u recommended. Could u tell me where to buy Vanilla and measure spoon in Switzerland?
There are some specialty baking stores where you can get vanilla if you want extract, or you can get "essence" (vanilla flavoring) from Migros and Coop in little vials, OR you can get packets of Dr.Otker "bourbon vanille" from Coop (this is what I use for my cheesecakes), OR if you like to do a lil work, you can get vanilla pods from Coop and Migros as well.

I've seen measuring spoons in the larger Migros stores and in the homewares department in Coop City and in Manor. They do have some in Ikea as well, but I am unsure the measurements they have (I think it isn't a "complete" set in any case).
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

I can't bake any cakes but I would love to eat american style cheese cake.
Does anyone know the place where I can eat a real cheese cake?
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I can't bake any cakes but I would love to eat american style cheese cake.
Does anyone know the place where I can eat a real cheese cake?
When I was younger we used to go to Kafi Schoffel in the old town of Zürich. Always loved the cakes...

Don't know if it is "real cheese cake" though. For me "real cheese cake" is made with "real cheese"
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

I have seen and bought American style cheesecake at Migros(the bigger stores), check the cake section at your nearest one.
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

Unfortunately I have not seen any like real New York Cheesecake in CH.
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Old 28.08.2014, 17:51
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

This seems like a good place to mention that, a few days ago, I found graham crackers at the Lollipop (candy) store in Glattzentrum mall (not far from Zurich). The brand is Honey Maid, which is a US brand, I think.

Thought I'd mention it here because I think a lot of people in the States often use graham crackers in the crusts for cheesecake, though I know you can easily find substitutions here.

I'm pretty sure I also noticed a new boxed cheesecake mix at the big "Super Coop" in Volketswil the other day. It claimed to be like NY cheesecake (though somehow I doubt it ).
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Unfortunately I have not seen any like real New York Cheesecake in CH.
Well, Migros is selling an American-style cheesecake. I bought once, but there's something I just don't like about it. I find the one that is being sold in Coop to be much better, almost like a homemade one.
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Re: Seek real Cheesecake (American-style)

I can recommend this especially the white chocolate one:

http://www.thecakestore.ch/en/category/cheesecakes/1
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