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Italian cheesecake (Long Island)

nonuthin Oct 14, 2010 12:39 PM

My sister-in-law is visiting from the west coast, and she has a jones for Italian cheesecake. Any suggestions? NW Suffolk or NE Nassau would be best, but I'm willing to travel.

  1. coll Oct 18, 2010 06:34 AM

    When I want really good Italian baked goods, Patsy's in Lindenhurst has never disappointed me.

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    1. re: coll
      mcf Oct 18, 2010 02:30 PM

      You sure do get around a lot. ;-)

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        coll Oct 19, 2010 03:32 AM

        I work on the the road, which has its good and bad points! BTW Franks in Mastic is also an excellent Italian bakery out this way.

      2. re: coll
        nonuthin Oct 19, 2010 09:51 AM

        Thanks for all your ideas. Since I'm a little ham-handed in the kitchen--okay, more than a little--I opted for Patsy's. The cake was enjoyed by all, and my sister-in-law was particularly happy and appreciative.
        Independent of this board, I've also heard good things about Fiorello Dolce in Huntington.

        1. re: nonuthin
          mcf Oct 19, 2010 11:04 AM

          I can vouch for Fiorello Dolce, I've just never noticed (it's probably there, though) Italian cheescake there. Best bakery in Huntington, though. Leave it to Coll, though, to cover both ends and shores of the island (or shaws, the way they say it on the south one ;-))

          1. re: mcf
            coll Oct 19, 2010 02:03 PM

            Thanks for the kind words, and glad to know Patsy's is still up to par. It's been a little while for me. I use to have one of their cannoli cakes every year for my birthday.

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        MacTAC Oct 15, 2010 05:24 PM

        What is Italian Cheesecake, actually? The best CC I ever had was many, many years ago at my Italian GF's house. I remember it was thin, had cream cheese and sour cream and probably, graham cracker crust. The only others I've liked nearly that much were similar or Junior's types. I've never cared too much for the ricotta versions.

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          mcf Oct 16, 2010 06:40 AM

          "What is Italian Cheesecake, actually?"

          Ricotta instead of cream cheese. I don't know of any offhand, but I'd think of Italian bakeries or ask any local Italian restaurant locally where they get it. I make a one bowl ricotta cheesecake that takes mere minutes, couldn't be easier, there are lots of recipes online.

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            selhal Oct 16, 2010 12:28 PM

            Please post recipe for ricotta cheesecake. Thank you

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              mcf Oct 16, 2010 03:43 PM

              Here's the one I use; only change I've made is the use of alternative sweeteners to reduce carbs. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sicilian...

              There's a link on that page to quite a few more Italian cheesecake recipes.

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