You know that Friends episode, where Rachel and Chandler find, steal, and then fight over a cheesecake? The cheesecake, from the so-called Mamma’s Little Bakery, was said to be so good that it had to be kept a secret from all of their other friends. So good that, at the end of the episode, they shamelessly ate it off their hallway floor.
I’ve always wondered how that cheesecake would have tasted, and I’m now pretty sure I’ve found the answer. Cue Nigella Lawson.
It’s smooth, it’s creamy, it’s tangy and it’s sweet. It’s incredibly decadent, yet it took some serious willpower to not eat it all in one go. Even my little brother, who is usually pained by the idea of complimenting me, confessed that it’s the best cheesecake he’s ever had.
The flavours are simple: a golden, disgestive biscuit base, a velvety vanilla cream-cheese filling, finished off with a sharp hit of a sour cream topping. I love fancy food, but sometimes, in cases like this, simplicity is simply the best.
The recipe is from her best-selling book, How To Be A Domestic Goddess, but it can also be found on her website.
Easiness: Very easy. The water-bath bit seems complicated, but it’s actually very simple and so worth it
Cost: Not much for the size of cheesecake it makes. Aside from the cream cheese and sour cream, you’ll probably have most of the ingredients on hand already