How To Keep Cheesecake From Cracking
The art of making cheesecake lies in baking a cake that is smooth and free of cracks. A few precautionary measures in the procedure are itessential in keeping cheese cake from cracking. As you learn the technique, you become a confident baker and enjoy every b of your handmade cheesecake.
Using ingredients directly from fridge can ruin your cheesecake. Take out the ingredients well in advance and let the temperature of eggs and cheese attain room temperature.
Mixing Cake Batter
A cake mixer comes in handy for mixing batter but it is important to remember that over mixing will not be good for your cake. It will only form air bubbles that are responsible for cracking your cheesecake. Mix until the batter is creamy and lumps are blended into the batter. This is the first step towards keeping cheesecake from cracking.
If you are using chocolate bars, bars need extremely fine chopping. Melt the chocolate by keeping it in a metal container placed over hot water bath. Care should be taken, so that water from the bath does not enter the chocolate.
Cheesecakes need consistent baking temperature, the slightest of temperature fluctuation results in a cracked cheesecake. Once the batter is put into the oven for baking, it should not be opened until its baked. Baking a cheesecake in moist environment is recommended and a water bath is what is needed to keep the heat of oven gentle and moist. Keep the baking pan in the water bath.
Over baking a cheese cake will also create cracks. When the cake is slightly fluffy at the edges and a couple of soft spots are seen in the center of cake, it means the cake is baked. These soft spots will even out upon cooling.
Bake your cheesecake for about 45 min at 325º F and let it sit inside the oven for about an hour before removing. This will prevent the cake from being exposed to drastic temperature differences.
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Cheesecake making does not end with baking. A proper cooling method is still essential to keep cheesecake from cracking. Cooling should be slow at room temperature. It is important for cheesecake to retain the moisture because loss of moisture also results in cracks. Greasing the sides of the pan before pouring in the batter is a way of retaining moisture while the cake is being cooled. Covering the cheesecake with paper towel can also help retain moisture. Run a knife around the cake side to prevent it from sticking to the edges. This would also ease removal of cake from the pan for cooling.
After you try baking your cheesecake with the help of these tips, you would realize how easy it is to make it perfect.
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