Maureen: Tonight we’re having New York Cheesecake. I figured it was the perfect time to do it, since we have a born-and-bred New Yorker (The Bronx, since you asked) to test it. What do you think, New Yorker?
Tom: I think it’s absolutely good.
Maureen: I’m not convinced by the crust. It’s not a traditional New York cheesecake crust. This is a cake layer, whereas all the other New York cheesecakes I’ve had in the past had a more crumbly layer, made out of graham crackers. Of course, you can’t get graham crackers here, so you have to use digestives. But they’re an excellent substitute.
Tom: Yes, this is a different kind of crust, but it’s good. It’s got a nice chocolate flavour.
Maureen: But it’s not what you would expect to have when having New York cheesecake, or indeed, cheesecake in New York.
Tom: No, but it’s good.