New York Cheesecake is a classic and wonderful dessert known around the whole world. This is a truly unusual dessert, perfect for any special occasion. Many cafes and restaurants can prepare a piece of this sweet sin for the customers to enjoy. However, it is also possible to make such a cake at home. The preparation is simple, the hardest part is to wait overnight until the cake stays in the fridge because only on the second day it acquires its perfect taste and texture.
The Historical Roots
Although cheesecakes date back to ancient times, there is still no consensus on how to bake them and you can find millions of different recipes. They are very common, made from different products, so opinions are different. First, it is important to find out what the cheesecake should be like. The cheesecake should look beautiful. And this means that it must not be cracked, fallen, the surface must be smooth. The cake should not be toasted from above. The texture of the cheesecake must be smooth, smooth but losing, not liquid. The base must be crispy. So, what is the way to make a perfect cheesecake?
How to Mix All Ingredients?
The most common mistakes that cause a failure are wrong kind of cheese and temperature. The question often arises as to what cheese to use for this cake. Philadelphia cream cheese is used for the cheese mass. You can choose some similar equivalent, but the best and classical option is only the previous mentioned cream cheese. It can also be mixed with a small amount of other dairy products such as mascarpone, yogurt, or cream. All products must be at the same room temperature. The cheese must be gently mixed with other products with a spoon. The most important tip is to avoid whipping. Only the gentle mixing is going to give the unique texture of the cake. To smooth the top of the cake and remove a small excess of air, the cake with the shape can be dropped. But from a very small height such as a few centimeters.
How to Bake It?
Cheesecakes can be baked in a few ways. The first way is to bake it in an oven and water bath preheated to around 140-150 ° C. Before using this method, check that the baking tin is sealed. The cheesecake also can be baked in a steam oven. Because steam modes typically work with a fan, such a mode cannot be applied for a long time, but the contribution of steam to the cake is irreplaceable. Combine the steam mode and the top-down cooking mode. Use the steam mode in an oven preheated up to 150°C for the first 15minutes, and then switch the oven to top-down mode (140°C) until the cake is ready.