Cheesecake is arguably one of the best desserts in the world. Many people love to eat it, but most are hesitant to make it at home. There are many reasons that it is such a daunting task. Maybe it’s the various special tricks that people have for the “perfect” recipe. Here are some tips that can make your homemade cheesecake the best of the best.
- Make sure to use soft, room temperature cream cheese, as well as other ingredients. This will be the only way your cheesecake will be creamy and velvety smooth. When adding the cream cheese into the recipe, be sure to beat it thoroughly with a food processor. When you use a food processor you will achieve the consistency you want, every time, rather than hand mixing. The batter must be totally smooth in order to get that texture that you are looking for in your cheesecake. Once you think you have beaten it enough, go ahead and continue for another few minutes, just to be sure.
- Your crust should be baked prior to adding any filling. Once your oven is up to temperature, bake for about ten minutes or so. This will result in a crisp and delicious crust. Also it is important to really be sure that it is pressed into the pie plate or pan you are using to bake your cheesecake. Be sure that the crust is a uniform thickness and has no irregularity. You can use a glass or mason jar to press the crust into just the right thickness.
- Do not bake more than the allotted time by your recipe. Even if it seems like it hasn’t set up when you take it out of the oven, do not add more time! It will harden as it cools. If you leave it out in the air, then it will crack once it cools down. Whatever you do, enjoy the process and keep in mind that the final product will be amazing and well worth the time.
These tips won’t exactly make you the world’s greatest pastry chef but they will ensure that you create the perfect cheesecake every time.