There are a few places on earth where a tourist will feel like home upon arrival and Jazzmin is one of them. Jazzmin, physically is a beautiful coffee shop, bar and occasionally restaurant in one of the most unique Greek islands, Amorgos, but more than that is a social hub, a cocoon of love, serenity and hospitality amidst the picturesque chora (main town) of Amorgos. The fabulous owners and good friends Thodoris and Giorgos who are responsible for this little heaven on earth, will be there to share stories and information about the island or help you find your way in case you are lost!
We tasted everything we could from the menu or everything we had time to, cause it’s a long menu with recipes and flavours from Asia to Africa and Greece to Latin America. In case you find yourself in the island do not miss the opportunity for a belly-filling, flavour-exploding breakfast.
On this trip we also had the unexpected opportunity to sneak into Jazzmin’s kitchen and bake together a New York-style cheesecake with an Amorgian goaty kick. One of their signature recipes.
Thank you Jazzmin for sharing this yummy recipe with us. We look forward to another one next summer.
- 250gr/1 packet of digestive crackers
- 100gr butter (soft at room temperature)
- 3tbs/100 gr sugar
- 500gr yogurt (preferably Greek style yogurt, very thick)
- 500gr non-salted creamy goat cheese-“ανάλατη μυζήθρα” in Greek (in Jazzmin they will use locally produced fresh goat cheese and this is the little -big secret of the recipe, however you can always use any cream cheese)
- 70gr/2 tbs all-purpose flour
- a pinch of salt
- 5gr/1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 400gr/ 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
And now what?
Pre-heat oven at 175 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit
Lets start making the crust together with Thodori. Start by finely crumbling the digestive crackers in a bowl. Add the 3tbs of sugar and the butter and mix well with your hands or pestle.
Place the crust mixture in a round 30cm/9 inches pie pan and press firmly with your hand to fix the base. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes maximum.
In a large mixing bowl add yogurt, goat cheese or cream cheese, vanilla powder, sugar, eggs and salt (all the ingredients for the filling) and use an electric mixer to blend well if available. You can always use a whisk instead.
Pour the filling mixture in the prepared pie pan and bake for 60 min at 175 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit. Chill overnight and enjoy some Jazzmin goodness.