Cheesecakes are one of the most loved desserts around the world. This decadent dessert consists of one or more layers and defines indulgence in the true sense. The bottom layer consists of a crust made from crushed cookies or graham crackers while the top layer is made from a mixture of fresh cream cheese, eggs and sugar. While a classic cheesecake is baked and is topped with raspberries and a sour cream topping, there are endless other variations that one can try. Baking a cheesecake can be quite intimidating, but once you've mastered the technique, there's no looking back! So, if you're planning to make a cheesecake at home, here we bring you some tips that'll help you make a perfect cheesecake every time. Take a look.
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Here Are 5 Tips To Remember When Making Cheesecake:
1.Use A Springform Pan
If you want that perfect looking cheesecake, then a springform pan is a must! A springform pan has an interlocking base and is equipped with an outer latch that allows you to release your cheesecake with utmost ease. So, if you do not have it, it's time to get one!
2.Use Room Temperature Ingredients
The next thing to keep in mind while making a cheesecake is to use room temperature ingredients. Be it cream cheese or eggs, make sure they're all at room temperature. This will ensure that your cheesecake doesn't end up having any lumps.
3.Don't Overmix The Batter
Once you start swirling your cheesecake batter in the mixer, use low to medium speed in order to prevent excess air from getting whipped into the batter. The more air bubbles, the more likely it is for your cheesecake to crack. And we certainly do not want that.
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4.Use A Water Bath
Most people usually want to avoid this step, but trust us, using a water bath to bake your cheesecake can be a game changer of sorts. The steam generated from the water bath prevents the cheesecake from drying out and also helps bake it more evenly.
5.Allow It To Cool Gradually
Once your cheesecake is all set, turn off the oven and allow it to rest there for 30 mins. (Do not open the oven door during this time.) Now take it out and allow it to continue cooling for another 30 mins. Let it set on your kitchen counter for another 2-3 hours before you keep it in the refrigerator.
So, the next time you plan to make a cheesecake, keep these easy tips in mind! Happy Baking!
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.