After a very long winter, it is safe to say that spring has sprung. Trees are starting to blossom all around us, plants are sprouting, animals are raising their young, and winter coats are being put away! Spring is a wonderful time for Bishop’s, because it gives us a chance to not only grow our own fruit for picking, but to also grow our inventory here at the store! We have been busy revamping our dessert case and have given it a new home, with more space, so that we can grow the department further. The dessert case is home to many favorites such as cupcakes, whoopie pies, edible cookie dough, cakes, mini chocolate éclairs, various cake squares, dessert bombs and much more! We are always looking for great things to add, and this spring we are proud to introduce our new homemade cheesecakes!
In late 2018, we added a very talented pastry chef to our team. She has years of training and is extremely passionate about her work. She has many projects planned for the upcoming season, starting with her own handmade cheesecakes. These are made with fresh ingredients, and a lot of time and effort is put into each one. Currently she has created recipes for three different cheesecakes; New York Style, Strawberry and Reese Peanut Butter. All cakes are 10 inches, so there is plenty to share.
A New York style cheesecake is known for its rich, sweet flavor. Ours is baked in a graham cracker crust, and made with cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, eggs and vanilla which creates a smooth, creamy consistency, and delicious flavor. The base is the same for our strawberry cheesecake, but strawberry preserve is added, giving the cake a wonderful fruity flavor.
Our Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake is made with an Oreo pie crust, and has the right balance of both chocolate and peanut butter. It features whipped chocolate, peanut butter, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. It is full of flavor and currently a staff favorite.
All three of these cheesecakes are definitely worth a try. They are perfect for any occasion, and are made fresh throughout the week. We plan on adding more, so come on down and tell us what you think, and let us know what other flavors you would like to see.