When I made my first successful Bastille Day Cheesecake in 2016, I didn’t plan on turning it into an annual tradition, but it’s certainly a tradition that I’ve willingly embraced. I mean, I now have a legitimate, time-honoured obligation to make a cheesecake every July. How could anyone shirk a responsibility like that?
It’s not as if I’m just pampering myself by making one of my favourite desserts. No. I’m doing it for you, my readers, who have come to expect it.
I just hope you’re properly appreciative and grateful.
The Ghosts of Cheesecakes Past
The Bastille Day Cheesecakes from 2016 and 2017
In all of recorded history, no cheesecake has ever been rated less than four stars.
★ Disaster. Inedible. Poisoned the cat.
★★ OK, but once is enough.
★★★ Mixed results. Something went wrong, but might try this again.
★★★★ Good, but lacks that special something.
★★★★★ Excellent. Goes into my “This is a winner” file.