There are always people out there who are unwilling to share their best recipes. It’s annoying when that person is, for instance, an aunt who won’t tell you the secret to her cinnamon buns, possibly afraid that hers will be less special if others are making them. It’s understandable when it is a restaurant that carefully guards a signature recipe from copycats. But no matter the reason, when a closely kept recipe is revealed that seems to make it that much more special, and in light of this, anyone who has enjoyed Junior’s Cheesecake in New York should be jumping up and down with excitement over the Junior’s Cheesecake Cookbook.
Junior’s produces the most well-known (and best, by many accounts) cheesecake in NYC, a city that is known for great cheesecake. Their cookbook includes their classic recipe, as well as 50 other cheesecake recipes and a number of recipes for different types of crusts, sauces and frostings. But more valuable to a cheesecake lover than the recipes themselves is the wealth of information this book contains on baking cheesecakes in general. For example, Junior’s is a firm believer in using water baths to regulate oven temperature during baking and explains the ins and outs of this process. This introductory section also includes an indepth look at the components of a specifically Junior’s cheesecake, as well as a lot of troubleshooting tips that will help guarantee that your cheesecakes turn out perfectly time and again.