Baking The Perfect Cheesecake – Are You Making These Mistakes?

Cheesecake is so delicious and simple to make. However,

a lot of people seem to have problems with getting it

just right. In this article I will show you how to

avoid a lot of the pitfalls that are encountered when

baking your cheesecake.

We will cover preparing and mixing the ingredients, the

cooking procedure and the final preparations.

Ideally the ingredients should be at room temperature.

Mix them together until smooth at a medium speed.

Overbeating or high speed mixing can cause cracks to

appear during the baking process.

Cheesecakes are egg based and so need a low heat

setting. Put your cheesecake in the center of the middle

oven rack. Place a shallow pan of water on the lower

oven rack. This will help stop cracking on the top of

your cheesecake.

As it is baking do not open the oven door. Draughts can

cause problems with cracking or dropping, so you do not

want to do that.

After baking is completed allow some time for your

cheesecake to settle. Open the oven door and turn the

oven off. As it cools it will shrink, and if it shrinks

too much you have baked it at too high a heat setting.

It is completed when center is almost set but moves

slightly when shaken. Let it cool completely before you

put it into your refrigerator.

A cheesecake should be well chilled before you serve it

up, allow 12 to 24 hours before cutting it. Using a

small knife, slide it all around the edges to loosen it,

and then remove the sides of the springform pan. You can

then put it onto a plate. Baking time is usually 1 1/4

hours, or until the edges are light brown.

So there you have it. No more excuses for not baking the

perfect cheesecake every time. Just follow the above

procedures and enjoy your finished results. Once you

have done it a couple of times you will be an expert.

Remember that cheesecake is thought to have originated

in Ancient Greece, so it is about time that we

discovered how to bake it correctly don’t you think?

Think of that fact as you are preparing your next

favorite recipe and thank the Ancient Greeks with every

mouthful you take. Nothing is more rewarding than a

perfect cheesecake and you now have all the information

you need to do it correctly.

Source by Ben O’Rourke

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