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Wayne Riley


Cheesecake Baking Tips
How To Bake A Perfect Cheesecake:
Wrapping the pan with foil keeps it watertight.
If you grease the sides of the pan first, the surface will not crack when the cake starts to shrink on cooling.
(It always shrinks a little.)
Chill thoroughly before unmolding.
In fact, some people make cheesecakes one day ahead of serving and leave it in the springform until it is ready to use.
The water bath pan must NOT be higher than the springform pan or it will slow down baking.
Also, put no more than 1" of water in the pan.
Check oven temperature for accuracy.
When cheesecake is done, turn oven off. DO NOT OPEN DOOR. Let sit for 1 hour.
Then remove, place on a rack, and let cool to room temperature (about 1 hour).
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Use 1 tablespoon cornstarch per 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese.
Use Philadelphia brand cream cheese. It is the best and works EVERY time.
IMPORTANT: Use the egg size specified. If none is specified, use large (not jumbo or extra-large) size.

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 Copyright 2004

This is a collection of recipes that Wayne enjoyed, we make no claims as to their origin.