On a gloomy day, a good cheesecake will cheer you up like nothing else ever can. And when it’s time to celebrate, a cheesecake will brighten up the moments like no other. Everybody loves a decent cheesecake, but do we all know what makes a good cheesecake? Here are a few ways to ensure your cheesecake is the best in town:
- Preheating is the key: Make sure you have the temperature where you want it, and when you want it.
- Oven thermometers: Buy a good one and place it on the rack while your cake is baking – it’s crucial to know your cheesecake is baking at the right temperature throughout.
- Pan size: Make sure you aren’t mistaken there. When you follow a recipe, make sure it has all these tiny details listed out for you. And if it doesn’t, find another one.
- Room temperature: All of your ingredients must be at room temperature before starting off. If they aren’t, wait! Cold eggs or butter will never allow you to end up with a perfect cheesecake.
- Don’t over mix: Fold in the cream cheese and the butter, etc gradually and slowly. Nothing good ever came out of a hurried baking session.
- Walk away on the oven: Stop fidgeting and being impatient. Don’t open the oven door once you have set the timer.
- Cool it slow: Once the cake is fully baked , open the oven door just a tiny crack, with a wooden spoon propped up against the oven door , to allow the cake cool for about an hour before you finally take it out. Remember, patience is the key here!
- Water bath: Some recipes may not require you to use one, but experts always prefer this method, because it helps the cheesecake to turn into a soft and decent one. It helps regulate the cheesecake’s temperature, ensuring that the cheesecake doesn’t overcook.
- The knife trick: When your cheesecake is in the cooling process, it is wise to run a quick and sharp knife around the edges. This prevents the cheesecake from sticking to the edges of the pan, which is something that happens quite frequently.
These should help you earn a well-deserved cheesecake after a well enjoyed baking session. Bake away!
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