Classic, smooth, and perfect every single time, this recipe for a Classic New York Cheesecake is a hit at any dessert bar.
All things in life come in multiple formats. There are the sparkly versions of everything, covered in glitz and glitter, then there are the same exact things, toned down and done simply. Beauty and enjoyment can be discovered in both versions of anything if you are willing to explore,willing to take a leap and try variations of things that may be out of your comfort zone. Personally, I am not a glitz and glitter kind of gal. Growing up, it was always jeans and a t-shirt. But danged if those shiny dressy didn’t catch my attention from time to time and secretly I coveted that confidence in those glittery things. Same for everything, cars, notebooks, nails, and so on. At the end of the day, I always picked the more basic version.
As an adult, I have learned to incorporate a little of everything into my life. Not because I am hunting and pecking or still coveting those things that I did when I was younger, but because you realize there is nothing that says you can’t have a little of this and that to mix up your life. You aren’t just one cut and color of jean, you can be all of them on any given day of the week, and maybe twice in one day if the urge strikes.
Today’s classic New York cheesecake is a perfect representation of this. Nothing…. not a single covered, coated, or flavored indulgent bite of any other cheesecake will ever beat the simplicity of a classic old fashioned cheesecake. There’s something about it’s simplicity that is perfect. I am never going to turn down a delicious variation on this perfect dessert. You can dress it up and take it out all day long and it’s still going to be pretty damned awesome. I’m not complaining, because it’s all good. But at the end of the day, when it comes down to the choice, I will pick the plain New York Cheesecake every single time.