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It is one of the flavors of this year.
It is recognized by the American newspaper
The New York Times.
There are thousands of restaurants around the world joining the
A creamy heart dessert and a
that dethrons the typical
, which includes a base of cookies with butter and a red fruit jam topping.
It is also the fashionable sweet in the Turkish city of
Multiple cafes in the Besiktas neighborhood advertise with blackboards and posters that they make the
San Sebastian Cheesecake
In other words, an imitation of the recipe for the famous
cheesecake from La Viña in San Sebastián.
Every day there is a queue at the
that started making this creamy cake.
In 2016, the thirty-year-old sisters Bensu Çamur and Melis Çamur Aydemir, the first cook and the second teacher, began to bake this slightly curdled cheese cake at the B Blok store.
Creamy cheesecakes not yet unmold.
That same year they were both in Spain.
"We attended the edition of
San Sebastián Gastronomika,
we never went to La Viña restaurant
or tried their cheese cake. It was when we returned from there, investigating, when we saw their recipe on Instagram. Coincidence. And we started to make our own preparation. We made many tests and finally we are left with the one we have. But, although it seems impossible, we have never tasted the original ", confess the owners from their small establishment, the original (Vinezade, air Nedim Cd. 35A D: 1, 34353 Beikta, Istanbul , from 12:00 to 21:00).
On the menu, hers is called
, although no one orders it that way.
Customers always order a
, say the entrepreneurs.
The name is due to some bloggers (and the recipe) that they imitate, "who posted our cake and made several comments baptizing it as San Sebastian. And
it became viral
Black and white chocolate brownie, one of three B Blok recipes.
In its two establishments (the initial one, of 46 m2, renovated a year ago, and a second, much larger, just 300 meters from the previous one) they only dispatch portions of their creamy cheese cake,
black and white chocolate
as a novelty,
"We only offer these options. People come to B Blok because they know what they are going to find and they like it. They do not want surprises. We also do not make variations of our desserts. We were
pioneers in Istanbul
, we remain faithful to our original recipe and we are working ", sentence Melis.
But not the only ones.
"We are very flattered that they try to copy us. Before we bought all the creamy cakes that we saw, but now I have decided not to try more. At first glance I already know if it is a good cake or not," they say.
Every day they serve (also to take away) in their
of cakes a thousand portions of cheesecake (they
only make 100 units, which are divided into 10
) and 150 pieces of
to change unit.
In its menu also all kinds of coffees (from 2 euros), although no soft drinks or alcohol.
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