With this amazing San Sebastian cheesecake, also known as a Basque burnt cheesecake, you´ll taste a lighter, quick baked crustless version of a New York cheesecake. With its dark golden and caramelized top, this cheesecake will surely impress you!
This modern Spanish dessert originates from Spanish Restaurant La Viña in San Sebastian in northern Spain. Chef Santiago Rivera developed the original recipe a few decades ago, and now it seems that everyone wants a slice!
This cheesecake is characterized by a burnt top that’s achieved by baking at a high temperature. This effectively caramelizes the top while keeping the inside creamy and custardy.
Some bakers also caramelize the crust, while others prefer a crust extremely burnt, such that it creates an umami flavor and a custard center that flows out like molten chocolate when sliced.