Friday, September 18, 2020

Covid-19 Food Trend - Basque Burnt Cheesecake from

As we stay at home more during the Covid-19 pandemic, a few make-it-at-home "comfort food" trends have gone viral as people cook up a storm in their kitchens. Things like Dalgona Coffee, Pancake Cereal, Cloud Bread, and more recently, the Basque Burnt Cheesecake

The Basque Burnt Cheesecake is not a new thing actually. Apparently, it was first created nearly 30 years ago by the owner of La Viña, a bar in Spain, and follows a ridiculously simple recipe of just cream cheese, sugar, eggs and flour. It is a crust-less cheesecake that is cooked at very high heat.  

Fresh out of the oven, the beauty of a burnt cheesecake likes in its rustic, imperfectly-cracked, almost-burnt-but-not-quite crown and custardy texture that remains dense and slightly rare in the middle.  

Some say it's the unofficial cake of choice during this stay-home period, and it's not difficult to see why. 

Every bite you take of this savoury-sweet treat is decadent but oh-so comforting. It will definitely sweeten up any miserable day you might be having due to the current Covid-19 situation. 

Seeing so many of my friends on my feeds eating this delightfully sinful and no doubt, high-calories cake, I caved and decided to try the Signature 8" Burnt Cheesecake from Cake Delivery Singapore

Their award-winning cakes are very competitively priced and there is free delivery for any orders above S$80 {9am - 10pm daily}. They are also the only cake delivery service that offers same-day, midnight and overnight delivery to anywhere in Singapore.  

When it arrived, I was thoroughly impressed that the cake arrived in a big box but it was 100% intact and not squashed in any way at all! 

I usually loathe having cakes, cupcakes or pastries delivered because they usually tend to arrive destroyed somehow. However, as you can see in the above picture, I reckon that my Burnt Cheesecake looked even better than if I hand-carried it home myself actually hahaha... 

Cake Delivery Singapore's version is not as scorched up like other burnt cheesecakes I've seen, but it still offers a rather indulgent respite with a light brown caramelised surface. 

It is freshly baked and the 8" {20cm} cake weighs around 1.5kg. Good enough for at least 10 servings. I shared this cake with my family and friends and they all gave it a thumbs up. 

The texture of this cake is not as dense as the American cheesecakes, but also not as light or fluffy as Japanese cheesecakes. 

It is, however, beautifully creamy and rich with a soft middle. Absolutely melt-in-your-mouth goodness!

I love cheesecakes but I couldn't finish a standard serving by myself as I got full pretty fast. Which is kinda good as it prevents me from over-eating it all by myself??? hehehe... 

There is a subtle hint of smokiness in every bite and I liked the balance of sweet and savoury. 

The crispy, slightly bitter burnt ends cut through the cheesiness and enhance its flavour. If you don't like cloyingly sweet cheesecakes, you should definitely give this a go. 

Very pleased with our first try of Basque Burnt Cheesecake (*^▽^)/

Cake Delivery Singapore also has many other classic cakes like the Carrot Cake, Tiramisu Cake, Pandan Chiffon Cake etc. and innovative flavours like Mao Shan Wang Chocolate Fudge Cake, Ondeh Ondeh Cake, Bubble Gum Cake, Orh Nee Yam Cake etc. They are very popular though and are often out of stock so #fastestfingersfirst

The next one I'd like to order from them is the Pistachio Rose Cake... but then the Yuzu Citrus Osmanthus Cake also seems nice???!  

Argh... if you can't make up your mind like me, you can also try to build your own cake by choosing any available 10 cake flavours to form a 8" cake with 10 slices.

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