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Frequently Asked Questions in making cheese cakes November 27, 2007

I guessed alot of people like myself would like to know the answers to all these frequently asked questions.  These are the answers i found.  I have compiled it so that all of you will know the answers too.

Q: Why are there cracks appear during baking?

A: Overbeating or high speed mixing can cause cracks to appear.  Ingredients should be also at room temperature.

Q: How to stop the cracking on top of the cheese cake?

A: Put a shallow pan of water at the lower deck of your oven when you are baking.  This will stop the cracks on the top from appearing

Q: I have followed all the process including putting the water in but why did tiny little specks of dots/droppings/cracks still appear?

A: While you are baking, avoid opening the oven door.

Q: Why did my cheesecake shrink so much when it cool?

A: If your cheesecake shrink too much, that means you have baked your cheesecake at a overly high temperature setting.

Q: When is the cheesecake ready?

A: Cheesecake is ready when the edge starts to turn brown and it is completed when the centre is almost set and move slightly when shaken.

Q: When is the cheesecake best served?

A: Cheesecake are best served when it is chilled for at least 12 to 24 hours.  Before you serve the cheesecake to your guest, bring it out the fridge and let it cool outside for 15mins before serving. 

Q: How to revive overbake cheese cake / cakes?

A: If you overbake your cake, make a simple syrup of 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes, then brush the cake layers on both sides until they are revived.


Oreo Cheesecake

Filed under: Baking,Cheesecakes — rainz @ 6:12 am
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My Cheesecake does not have that attractive look yet but it is still edible.  I will try to make it better by practising.  I cut a small slice to test out before i put in the fridge and this is the only picture i took.  Sorry for that… Hahaha. 

2 Tbls. melted butter OR margarine
1 1/2 cups Oreo® cookie crumbs
2 packets of philadelphia cream cheese. (That is the only cream cheese found in singapore supermarket)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs – room temperature
1 cup sour cream – room temperature
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
one pinch of salt

Combine butter and cookie crumbs; press evenly into the bottom of a greased springform pan or square tin and put it inside the fridge for half an hour.
-Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
-Beat in sugar and then eggs.
-Stir in sour cream, flour, vanilla, and salt.
-Gently stir in 5 chopped cookies.
-Pour mixture into springform pan; top with remaining chopped cookies.
-Bake on the top rack of a 325 degree oven for 75 minutes.
-Turn off the oven, prop the door open several inches, and allow cake rest in oven for 1 hour.
-Refrigerate overnight.