Cook the Book: Showstopper Desserts: Cheesecake

‘Tis the season for sweets, and cheesecake takes the spotlight at this month’s Cook the Book meeting. From classic plain cheesecake to fruity favorites and seasonal showstoppers, there’s a cheesecake for every occasion and taste. Make your own and come prepared to talk all things cheesecake!

Cook the Book is a hybrid program meeting in-person at Davis Library and via Zoom on Tuesday, December 20 at 1 p.m. Register for Cook the Book here, and choose whichever option is most convenient for you. You will receive a confirmation email that includes the Zoom meeting link, in case you want to join virtually. Prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others. For those meeting in-person, bring the finished dish so everyone can get a sample. Don’t forget the recipe!


Need inspiration? Check out these books from our collection:


The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum, available as eBook

Cheesecake Extraordinaire by Mary Crownover, available as Print

Cheesecake Love: Inventive, Irresistible, and Super-easy Cheesecake Desserts for Everyday by Jocelyn Brubaker, available as Print

The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable recipes from a Chicago Legend by Maureen Schulman, available as Print

Healthy Gourmet Cheesecakes: Simple Recipes for Sensational Cheesecakes by Kris Erickson, available as Print

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking by Caroline Bretherton, available as Print

Japanese Pâtisserie: Exploring the Beautiful and Delicious Fusion of East meets West by James Campbell, available as Print

Junior’s Cheesecake Cookbook: 50 To-die-for Recipes for New York-style Cheesecake by Alan Rosen, available as Print

Martha Stewart’s Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning by Martha Stewart, available as Print

The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical cakes by America’s Test Kitchen, available as Print

Check out past Cook the Book themes and suggested cookbooks on the blog.

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