Saturday, August 29, 2020

Mikawali’s Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Mikawali’s Basque Burnt Cheesecake

I stumbled upon Mikawali’s Facebook page in the
past but initially ignored it as I found the name odd.

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But when I scrolled down its posts, it was a pleasant
surprise to find out that it was offering European
pastries we have been craving and missing for so long.

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The Basque Burnt Cheesecake photo
caught my attention and I ordered one.

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We have once tried Basque Tarta de Queso, a cheesecake
 with a burnt surface in Madrid's Mercado de San Miguel.

However it did not have a culinary impact as it tasted exactly
 like  the  classic New York– style  cheesecake , our all -time
 favorite, without the usual press-in cookie crust as a base.

Basque burnt cheesecake, according to some culinary
journals, originated in 1990 in San Sebastian, Spain
making it  a relatively new dish and I did not find
any historical significance in my research on the net.

Mikawali’s Basque Burnt Cheesecake
had a beautifully burnt exterior wrapped
in partially scorched parchment paper.

Irregularly shaped and blotchy, it was made to
appear like a bungled withered baking project.

Mikawali’s Basque Burnt Cheesecake’s
artistically furrowed appearance makes 
this local version appealing and enticing.

Unlike the more firm and solid New York–style 
cheesecake, it had a creamy custard-like consistency-

…with just the exact degree of sweetness that would not
make you feel queasy and keep you craving for more.

My family has had a long love affair with European
desserts where we indulge o our yearly trip to Europe
until the Covid 19 pandemic stopped us from doing so.

This delicious creamy dessert didn’t exist
in Naga City until Mikawali’s created it.

Fancy that! There is no need to travel to Europe
to enjoy some of the best pastries in the world.-

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