Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook : Baking quite possibly the best cheesecakes in the universe, Junior's Restaurant is a legend in its own right. Located in downtown Brooklyn, Times Square and Grand Central Station in New York, this home away from home has been wooing New Yorkers since it first opened its doors on Election Day, 1950. And now, finally, they are willing to offer up the recipes that have had Brooklynites double-parking on Flatbush Avenue for generations. Included are 50 recipes for Junior's New York-style cheesecakes (all cream cheese, no sour cream, thank you, on a sponge cake crust), from the cheesecake that started it all (Junior's Original New York Cheesecake), to flavor twists like Banana Fudge, Rocky Road, and Pumpkin Mousse, to little cheesecakes meant just for one (called Little Fellas), to Junior's newest creation, Skyscraper Cheesecakes (think alternating layers of cheesecake and layer cake) in flavors like Boston Cream Pie, Lemon Coconut, and Carrot Cake.
This is a very fun cookbook that gives you a lot of information on making cheesecakes, trouble shooting when they aren't turning out right and to die for recipes. The cheesecakes are VERY, VERY good. They also require more time that the average cheesecake. The Skyescraper Cheesecakes are both amazing to look at and eat!! mmmmmmmmmm
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Review 2 for Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook
Excellent Like The Restaurant
PostedAugust 24, 2015
fromNew York, NY, USA
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Wolfgang Puck
I grew up going to Junior's as a child in New York City. Just as wonderful as their cheesecakes are world- renowned for, so to is their entire menu. I don't like bread, but eat their warm breads with great relish and savor every bite. Their recipe book, which encompasses a good deal of their entire cooking repertoire, is priceless. I use it time and time again. Sometimes to modify my cheesecake recipe within the Junior's Cookbook, I will use the crust recipe from Spago's. This is a prize winning, can't lose pairing. My friends and family can't seem to get enough. Needless to say, I am always cooking for my 32 neighbors in my building. My cake recipes are always a winner at any function. Thanks for the great product. I will be sorry to see Junior's Restaurant go--new skyscraper taking its place, progress and all, but will miss these fond memories dearly.
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Review 3 for Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook
I love this book!
PostedAugust 11, 2015
fromLas Cruces, NM, USA
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Mad Scientist
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
I have not baked from the book yet, but I am familiar with Jr's cheese cakes which I consider to be the finest I have ever eaten. I will give this book a 5 since I know first hand how wonderful these cheese cakes really are. I am looking forward to baking these cakes..