About ten years ago I explored San Sebastían for the first time. Burnt Basque cheesecake at La Viña. It's exceptionally creamy, with the burnt top lending a slight umami flavor to each bite. There is no crust, no water bath needed, and cracks and deflating are expected. Basque cheesecake has a burnt top on purpose. I wanted to make it with ube, the flavor of my youth, the taste of home.
2020 burnt cheesecake without flour