Mrs Simkins’ Simple Lemon Cheesecake
We celebrated the 2012 Olympics with a yummy cheesecake and a pot of your favourite Clipper tea. Versions of cheesecake can be found in most nations across the world but apparently, it all began in Ancient Greece – as well as instigating the Olympic Games, the Ancient Greeks are also credited with inventing cheesecake. Historians believe cheesecake may well have been served to the athletes at the very first Games held in Olympia in 776 BC.
Early cheesecake had a lot in common with our own British curd tarts and was made from fresh curds sweetened with honey. Once the Romans conquered Greece, cheesecake spread to Italy and then throughout Europe and centuries later over to America.