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Friday, December 10, 2010
photo from dairyfoods
I am baking a couple of cheesecakes tomorrow for a friend's wedding reception. I love my simple recipe from Southern Living, but I many times have cracks that form on the top of my cheesecake either during baking or as it is cooling. I went in search of info today in order to stop those unsightly cracks and found some great info at this website. I didn't know about the eggs trapping air in the cheesecake. My recipe calls for a 350 oven for 40 minutes and then a 30 minute time after the oven is off. I might try the 325 for 45 and an hour in the oven after it is turned off. I love the flavor and texture of the cheesecake-just not the cracks! My cheesecakes have a texture like the photo above (light, airy, smooth & creamy). I just want the top to look like that! Will let you know if it helps. Not sure about the water bath. Will try it if the other suggestions don't work. I will post pics and the recipe tomorrow. Happy baking.