Baked New York-style cheesecake

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Appears in
Soho Cooking

By Alastair Little

Published 1999

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Real cheesecake has virtually disappeared from Britain, although to be truthful it was only here as an exotic import in two guises: firstly as a Jewish speciality from middle Europe and, in sub Sara Lee quality, as an adjunct to the great hamburger invasion of the early 1970s. Some of Soho’s Jewish cafés and restaurants did serve a decent home-made cheesecake often as a once-a-week-only special. However, by the mid-1970s, these had all but gone, replaced by really nasty, mass-produced horro