For those who used to hang out and chit chatting with friends in Cafés, Bakeries or other place, are familiar with chocolate cheesecake. It is a good companion for drinks such as tea and coffee be it hot or cold. Because of its popularity, chocolate cheesecake is now available in many different styles and varieties.
What is chocolate cheesecake? A chocolate cheesecake is basically a cheesecake batter combined with melted chocolate until thoroughly mixed and then baked. The cheesecake itself has been around since 776 BCs introduced by the Greeks. On the occasion of the first Grecian Olympic Games, cheesecake was prepared to serve the athletes who were performing, to give them the energy for competing in the games. At the time the Greeks made cheesecake was very simple by combining pounded cheese, honey, flour and wheat flour until formed paste then baked.
When the Romans conquered Greece, they brought cheesecake recipe to Europe where cheesecake was then made of soft cheeses according to the regions. For example in Italy cheesecake made by using ricotta or mascarpone, in France use neufchatel, in Germany use quark cheese, and cottage cheese use in England. Eventually it spread through North America, brought by European immigrants to America, where then the New York style cheesecake invented.
Nowadays cheesecake is a smooth, creamy and a dense type of dessert and it is made with combinations of cream cheese for the main ingredient, sugar, cream, eggs and flavorings. There are lots of cheesecake flavors available in the market but the favorite of all is chocolate cheesecake. Why did the chocolate cheesecake become one of the most favored dessert compared to other cheesecakes? Basically, everybody loved to eat chocolate in any form, be it in candies, chocolate bars or even in ice cream. Chocolate is made of cocoa seeds, wherein according to a research chocolate has enzyme that reduces stress . That is why after eating chocolate, one will feel a certain kind of pleasure and calm. So when the cheesecake created by combining with a good quality chocolate, it will have the same effect. It does not only satisfy your cravings, it actually makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.
For those who love chocolate cheesecake will find the recipes and some useful informations on how to bake it yourself at home, contained here at Get Chocolate Cheesecake.