New York Cheesecake - I discovered this Jim Fobel's cookbook about 20 years ago, It is creamy smooth, lightly sweet, with a touch of lemon. You may have noticed that this cheesecake does not have any kind of crust, neither bottom or sides. You may also have noticed that there are no cracks in the top. That is because this cheesecake is baked in a bain-marie, a water bath. This is one of the secrets to a truly creamy cheesecake.