Done right, even the simplest food can wow. Chef Baba Ibazeta-Benedicto has proven this time and again through her array of creations in Classic Confections*. From her Chocolate Oblivion to her Lemon Torte (our very own chef Kimmie’s favorite) she transforms familiar sweets to sophisticated desserts. She continues the same style at Nono’s, where she refines everyday comfort fare.
On this episode of Cooking With, Chef Baba shows us that even amateur cooks can elevate homemade food. She shares her recipe for a New York-style cheesecake topped with fresh berries. The process is incredibly simple; and as long as you invest in quality ingredients and have the patience to do everything right (i.e. cooling the cake overnight), then you end up with the fluffiest cheesecake ever. Unlike most cheesecakes, this one was light and well-balanced in flavors—so much so that two of our team members finished almost half the cake right there and then. Make it on Christmas eve, and you’ll have it just in time for festivities on the 25th!