Trying To Make The Perfect Cheesecake? Avoid These 5 Mistakes
- Preeti Deepa
Updated : February 23, 2022 15:02 IST
If your cheesecake turns crumbly, runny or burnt every time, you are probably making these mistakes.
If you are looking for a dessert that’s creamy, has a melt-in-your-mouth texture and makes you ask for more, it has to be the cheesecake. The delicious, creamy dessert is a perfect fit for our unannounced sweet cravings. The reason? Cheesecake is now available in most eateries - from regular outlets to fancy restaurants. The delectable dessert has transcended boundaries like no other dessert. Are you planning to make cheesecake at home this weekend? Here are some common mistakes that you need to avoid to get a perfectly smooth and creamy cheesecake.
1. Not Pulsing The Crackers Enough
Nobody wants their cheesecake base to crumble. Hence, it's always advisable to pulse the crackers finely.
2. Using Cold Ingredients
If you end up with a sunk-in-the-middle cheesecake every time, it might be possible that you are using cold ingredients to make your cheesecake. Cold ingredients require a longer time to be whipped which allows too much air to be packed in your cheesecake. This results in a sunk cheesecake.
3. Going Low-Fat
Cheesecake is known for its signature creamy texture. While it may feel guilty savouring a cheesecake when you are in your weight-watching phase, full-fat cream is the way to go when it comes to a perfect cheesecake. If you are expecting your cheesecake to set perfectly and have a creamy texture with low-fat cream cheese, you might fail at it and end up with a runny cheesecake instead.
4. Not Doing A Water Bath
One of the most common questions asked when it comes to baking a cheesecake is - can I bake a cheesecake without a water bath? Yes, but it comes with a risk of burning the bottom of your cheesecake and even cooking it unevenly. The steam from the water bath allows the cheesecake to cook evenly without cracks.
5. Rushing The Cooling Process
We know it’s quite difficult for you to resist cutting into a freshly-baked cheesecake, but we will always advise you to have patience with the cooling process. Remove the cheesecake from the oven to a cooling rack quickly and allow it to come to room temperature. Once it’s done, put it in the refrigerator and cool it overnight.