I’m not really ga-ga over cheese. I like it in salads, I like it in my pizza, I even like it in a slice of cheesecake but my eyes won’t pop out in the shape of hearts at the sight of it. So all you cheese lovers, I’m sorry. If it’s any consolation, I bake a decent cheesecake. Now you love me, doncha? 😉
When it comes to baking, Nigella Lawson is one of my favourite people. I don’t care what time her shows come up on TV, I’d be there, watching, drooling, forgetting that life exists around me etc. I’ve had people literally drool over just by listening to the word cheesecake.
I remember the first time I had a taste of it. It was in the most unconventional place possible – Heathrow airport, London. I bet not even in a million guesses would you have gotten that right! For reasons that don’t need to be mentioned here, we were at the airport rescheduling our return to India after a month long holiday in the UK. Since we were waiting for the ticket counters to open, we had no choice but to hang about the terminal. So we stepped into a café and sat there for a while sipping on hot tea and having slices of cheesecake. I’ll skip over how ‘good’ it was. But as we sat there, my sister and I were talking about wanting to bake a cheesecake and deciding on which one and so on.
Skip a few years ahead and we baked our first cheesecake (Chocolate and Peanut Butter) thanks to Nigella Lawson. It was perfect.
P.S. A dear friend of mine just shared a drool-worthy poem about Cheesecake. Check it out here. Don’t blame me if you suddenly crave Cheesecake 😀