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The Towcester Cheesecake is back
Towcester Cheesecake
The Towcester Cheesecake is made from puff pastry with currants

A Northamptonshire pub has started to sell a cheesecake that was created in the building more than 60 years ago.

The Pickled Pig Pub in Towcester used to be a bakery, tea room and restaurant in 1949.

The family of Northamptonshire bakery owner Thomas Adams, created the Towcester Cheesecake.

"It's not like the baked refrigerated cheesecake known to most people now, this one is made from puff pastry and breadcrumbs," said Thomas.

The Towcester Cheesecake is made with cheese curd and also has currants in it.

Thomas' great uncle and grand father brought what is now known as the Pickled Pig Pub premises back in the 1940s.

"They ran it as a bakery where they made the Towcester Cheesecake for many years. After some of my relatives, who were running the business, died we decided to sell it off in the 90s," said Thomas.

During the 90s the premises were turned into a public house and went through many transitions.

The new Pickled Pig Pub owners contacted Thomas Adams for the recipe to continue selling the Towcester Cheesecake in the pub.

"When we received the phone call it was lovely especially as he wants to carry on the tradition of the cheesecake from the 40s," said Thomas.

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