Did you know that cheesecakes were popular dishes in ancient Greece? And that small cheesecakes were served to athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. on the Isle of Delos.
It seems that our Cumberland Rum Nicky Cheesecake is a winner too. I first made it for dinner guests over a year ago and now it’s the most requested dessert when I’m cooking at holiday cottages in the Lake District.
One of my friends absolutely loves cheesecake and makes a very good one. I wanted to surprise her to see what she thought of this melt in the mouth version. It was a hit, the spices nicely cut the creaminess and the ginger comes through the base and the topping too.