- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (August 4, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812042786
- ISBN-13: 978-0812042788
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #876,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Joy of Cheesecake Paperback – August 4, 1989
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The book is extremely helpful in it's layout. Rather than include a crust recipe along with every cheesecake recipe in the book, this cookbook lists one recommended crust recipe and the page it can be found on with each cheesecake recipe, but you can also mix and match to suit your tastes (I personally preferred an Oreo-crumb crust to the vanilla-wafer crust the book suggested for its dark chocolate cheesecake). There are also sections for toppings and glazes, and there is also a section on no-bake cheesecakes, and even a few recipes for cakes that aren't "real" cheesecakes, but contain cream cheese nonetheless.
Most of the recipes in this cookbook are more complicated than the 3-step cheesecake recipes you find on the back of cream cheese boxes in the supermarket, but the difference in quality is unbelievable. I made the pumpkin cheesecake for an office Thanksgiving party, and it was such a hit that 3 co-workers paid me $25 apiece to make one for each of them for the holidays!
There is a type of cheesecake in this book for every taste out there, from apple to chocolate to walnut. The only thing missing is recipes for savory cheesecakes, which I've seen in some food catalogs, but that's such a minor quip it doesn't dectract from the usefulness of this book. All in all, if you have ever tried cheesecake and loved it or even remotely liked it, you'll find something in this cookbook to satisfy you.
I have baked at least a half dozen of these recipes several times over the years and have baked one or two of them dozens of times. My favorite, which I have done a little adjusting to to make it my own, is the New Zealand cheesecake. You can take that basic recipe and do anything you want to to it.
You may find a cheesecake cookbook with more and prettier photographs but you will not find one with better, basic foolproof recipes.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you have something like a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer to beat the cream cheese with. Buy it, you won't be sorry.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great recipes. Love the first part of the book where it breaks down the variety if cheeses, crusts, styles and offers helpful hints. It's more than just recipes!Published 11 months ago by Lenabean77
I bought this cheesecake book back in the 80's.....my daughter wanted a copy of her own! Perfect for a surprise Christmas gift!Published 13 months ago by Susan Lehr
This is the best cheese cake cook book out there. If you are a cheese cake lover then this is the book to have.Published 16 months ago by klstudios
After so many years, I found this book! I had this in the hard-cover but it got ruined in a flood where I had my things stored. Thank you Amazon for carrying it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by KAREN YOUNGBERG
A classic. Does a great job explaining the little tricks to get a good result. We bought many years ago. This was gift for our daughter.Published 18 months ago by J. Wire