cheesecake cracking

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by swedzfish2, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. swedzfish2

    swedzfish2

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    How do I avoid this?

    Also, whats the best way to cut cheesecake?
     
  2. gunnar

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    IIRC you are either over cooking it or cooking it at too high a heat. the top is drying out and thus cracking. Try a lower temp and keep a better eye on it. probably got more advice coming up. hang in there.
     
  3. swedzfish2

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    thanks!
     
  4. cheflayne

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    Could also be that you are over working the eggs and/or cooling it too quickly.
     
  5. donmoocao

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    As far as cutting go: dip your knife in hot water and wipe any pieces of cheesecake off between cuts.