Cheesecake Dessert Recipe
cheesecake may have been a popular dish in ancient Greece even prior to Romans' adoption of it with the conquest of Greece. The earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by the Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes . Cato the Elder's De Agri Cultura includes recipes for two cakes for religious uses: libum and placenta. Of the two, placenta is most like most modern cheesecakes, having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.
- 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- 2 Beat the Cream Cheese with 1 1/2 cups of Sugar, and the Vanilla Extract in a bowl unTil smooth. Unroll the cans of ccrescent roll dough, and use a rolling pin to shape the each piece into 9x13 inch rectangles.
- 3 Press one piece into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- 4 Evenly spread the Cream Cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough.
- 5 Drizzle the melted Butter evenly over the top of the Cheesecake.
- 6 Stir the remaining 1/2 cup of Sugar together with the Cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the Cheesecake along with the Almond.
- 7 Bake in the preheated oven unTil the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, about 45 minutes.
- 8 Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 squares.