UPDATE: The full recipe is now released — you can find it here.
It was just days ago that Premier Doug Ford said he makes the best cherry cheesecake ever, and now, here’s sharing the sweetness.
In a teaser trailer reminiscent of a Guy Fieri Diners, Drive‑Ins and Dives commercial, the premier showed off his baking chops while a voiceover explained the complete recipe and video would be released on Friday.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) May 14, 2020
In case you didn’t know, Ford is known to make a joke, or share a fact or two about himself, during his daily press conferences. And Monday was no exception.
Last week, when Sidewalk Labs announced it was no longer working on its giant Toronto waterfront development, Ford casually said: “Sidewalk is taking a walk, don’t mind the pun.”
Last week, we found out that Ford is a “terrible golfer,” even though he said, “God knows, I need a little bit of exercise.”
And that brings us to the cheesecake.
After being asked about spending time with his family, including his daughters who don’t live in his home, Ford began talking about them.
“They’re big into baking,” he said, adding that one daughter (Kayla Ford) has her own online cookie company.
The premier said he’s heard from many people about the problems with getting flour and yeast since everyone is doing a lot of baking while in self-isolation.
Ford said we need supplies, like yeast, flour, and toilet paper, and it is critical to have those on the shelves.
“We will make sure we have those on the shelves, it’s so important,” he said, and then casually added, “And by the way, I make the best cherry cheesecake ever.”
“I do it from scratch. No recipe, I got it down pat,” said Ford.
“And you can tell I’ve eaten one too many cheesecakes.”
But some, who have probably tried this recipe, seem to disagree.
Toronto City Councillor Michael Ford, the premier’s nephew, responded to the claims saying, “umm… I’m not so sure about this one Premier.”
Umm… I’m not so sure about this one Premier. 😂 https://t.co/qBRVSee0PL
— Michael Ford (@MichaelFordTO) May 11, 2020
Tune in tomorrow for the full recipe.