Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Cheesecake tips
I'm so glad Quinn requested a kitchen tip for this week. :)
We love and I mean LOVE your cheesecake recipes! However I have never once been able to get it so that there is no water between the foil and the bottom of the pan by the time it's done baking. Obviously, this makes for a soggy crust.
The last one I made I used extra wide heavy duty foil and had it curled up over the edges. There wasn't one crack or hole and it still leaked. I've tried layers, I've tried removing it from the water bath and wasn't as happy with the results with the actual cheesecake part.
So I'm desperately hoping that you have a trick up your sleeve.
We love water bath cheesecakes, but we've had the soggy crust outcome as well. We've found that it works best to use at least 2 layers of heavy-duty foil. Actually, we usually use 3 just for peace of mind!
Joshua has found that it's helpful to lay the 2-3 layers of foil down flat on the table and then set the springform pan in the middle. Then carefully pull the sides up to cover the pan. Basically you want to wrap all 3 layers at the same time, for maximum smoothness.
Another thing Joshua does is use a small piece of a cereal box or other thin cardboard and place that between the springform pan's metal latch and the foil. This prevents the latch from puncturing the foil.
Hopefully these things will work to stop any leaks while your cheesecake is baking! (And if anyone else has tips to add along these lines, leave us a comment!) :)
More cheesecake tips:
And because I love cheesecake... here are a few of our favorites! :)
Double Chocolate Italian Cheesecake -- my #1 favorite!
Orange Vanilla Dream Cheesecake -- Joshua's #1 favorite!
Basic cheesecake -- as easy as it gets!
Pumpkin Cheesecake -- add whipped cream and I love this! :)
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl cheesecake -- I wish I had a better picture because this one is delicious!!
Created by Joshua for me on our 5th wedding anniversary -- Chocolate Caramel Almond Cheesecake. As a chocolate lover, this is heavenly! :)
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