5 Tips To Bake The Perfect Basque Cheesecake
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Doesn’t your face automatically smile wider when you hear, “Dessert is ready”? If that’s the case with you, you must definitely try tasting and making different desserts to keep that sweet tooth satisfied. Apart from the usual cakes and cookies, cheesecake has become widely popular in India in recent years.

While you must have come across the famous cheesecake with a crunchy base and the creamiest cheese filling, basque cheesecake could be something you can add to your dessert menu. The caramelised version of a classic cheesecake can be a little tricky to perfect the first time. So, here are some tips you can keep handy while baking basque cheesecake to get the smoothest and creamiest dessert.

Use Quality Ingredients

One of the most important things to keep in mind while baking is to always use quality ingredients. If you use old or low-quality ingredients, not only will your time and efforts got to waste, but the disappointment of not getting a fluffy and creamy cheesecake can impact your other experiments as well.

Don’t Overmix The Batter

While you are measuring and adding all the ingredients required to make a basque cheesecake as per the recipe, a common mistake people often make is to overmix the batter. You should note that you might have the urge to keep mixing the cream cheese, but doing so will trap air in the batter, which can result in a rather hard or cracked cheesecake.

Focus On The Type Of Baking

If you are accustomed to setting your oven to bake a cheesecake, keep in mind that you need to change that for a basque cheesecake. Since the exterior of a basque cheesecake is to be baked more than the inside, you should set it at a higher temperature. This will ensure that you get caramelised sides, but the inner cake has a jiggly texture and isn’t overbaked.

Use Springform Pan

Since the basque cheesecake is all about having an impeccable caramelised side and a crunchy crust, it’s recommended to use a springform pan. The bottom of this pan comes out and lets you have a perfectly baked cheesecake without letting it stick to the sides. Also, instead of greasing, you can line the springform pan with parchment paper to make the removal even more smooth.

Let It Cool

Another common mistake that people often make is not letting their baked goods cool down before following the next steps. Be it removing it from the pan or icing, you need to let the freshly baked basque cheesecake come to room temperature, especially because it is baked at a really high temperature. So, be patient at every step, and you will get the creamiest basque cheesecake.