Doug Ford says he makes "the best cherry cheesecake ever"

May 11 2020, 11:45 am

Premier Doug Ford makes the best cherry cheesecake ever. Allegedly.

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.”

On Friday, 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 today and 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.”

As for the secret homemade recipe, Daily Hive has reached out to the premier’s office to see if he will share it.