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                      HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Hints                            Cheesecakes
 
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                         -----RITA TAULE BTVC62A-----
                         -----TIPS FROM RITA-----
 
 1.  Wrapping the pan with foil keeps it watertight.
 
  2.  If you grease the sides of the pan first, the surface will not crack when
  the cake starts to shrink on cooling. (It always shrinks a little).
 
  3.  Chill thoroughly before unmolding. In fact, I make my cheesecakes one day
  ahead of serving and leave it in the springform till I'm ready to use it.
 
  4.  The water bath pan must NOT be higher than the springform pan or it will
  slow down baking. Also, put no more than 1 of water in the pan.
 
  5.  Check oven temperature for accuracy.
 
  6.  When cheesecake is done, turn oven off, DO NOT OPEN DOOR, let sit for 1
 hour. Then remove, place on a rack, and let cool to room temperature (about 1
 hour).  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
 
  7.  Use 1 Tablespoon cornstarch per 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese. Use
 Philadelphia brand cream cheese.  It is the best and works EVERY time.
 
  8.  IMPORTANT: Use the egg size specified. If none is specified, use large
  (not jumbo or extra-large) size.
 
  Reetz says if all of these tips are followed, you should have a fabulous,
 non-falling cheesecake. She had to research all of this great information
 because as she says “cause I hate to tell you this - but, I get a perfect
 cheesecake every time.” And I don't doubt that for a minute, Reetz.  Liz Jones
 
 
 
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