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Basque cheesecake, also known as "burnt Basque cheesecake," is a type of cheesecake that originated in the Basque Country region of Spain. The cheesecake is known for its unique texture, which is characterized by a burnt exterior and a creamy center.
The cheesecake is made with a combination of cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and eggs. Unlike traditional cheesecake, which is typically baked in a water bath, Basque cheesecake is baked at a high temperature for a longer period of time. This results in the burnt exterior and creamy center.
The origin of Basque cheesecake is not well-documented, but it is believed to have been created by a local chef in the Basque Country region in the 1960s or 1970s. The cheesecake quickly gained popularity in the region and eventually spread to other parts of Spain and beyond.
It is said to be a staple of Basque cuisine, which is known for its hearty and flavorful dishes. Some variations may include adding a topping of caramelized sugar or a sprinkle of powdered sugar to give it a sweet and caramelized flavor.