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Sunday, April 04, 2010

I Know How To Make Cheesecakes That Don't Crack...Do You?


For Easter dessert, I made an almond vanilla flavored cheesecake...I'm not exaggerating when I say in the last 20 years, I've made 80-100 cheesecakes! I started with cheap spring form pans, moving up to the Analon brand, my recommended pans for these cakes.. I followed recipes, learning the basics of a tasty cheesecake. My ongoing battle was to make cheesecakes that didn't crack during or after cooking! I played with ingredients, heat temperatures, and times...Finally, I solved the riddle of cracking! If you want to know the technique, E-mail me, as I am not inclined to print it on my blog!
The topping for this dessert will be a caramel sauce, drizzled over the top of each piece- if we have room for dessert! Happy Easter to all!

28 comments:

Jeff B said...

I'll foie off an email to you. Always interested in cheesecake improvements. I'm thinking H2O may be your friend here.

Chef E said...

Hubby loves cheese cake, and its been a while. Used to make them all the time when all my friends were skinny in the 80's, lol...yours sounds fantastic!

buffalodick said...

Jeff- Nope!
ChefE- I love the delicate taste of almond...

Christiejolu said...

Oh Cheese cake! My favorite!

doggybloggy said...

come on whats the secret - water bath and low and slow? this looks PERFECT!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Happy Easter BD! I get a wild hair and make an occassional cheesecake. I must look for that pan.

Mona said...

I came to peek in your easter Pot & I find Cheesecake!

Happy Easter Buf!

Robin said...

Mmm..sounds good..I might love that cheesecake tip, but my friend is a baker and I dont bake...although I may start enjoying cooking again as you have put a little spark in my interest for it..and Heff too with his lobster smackdown thingy...I may partake of that as well ..EnjoY YoUr DaY

Kate said...

I'm experimenting with my turkey. I'll let you know how it goes.

blueviolet said...

That's my favorite dessert ever! I wanna know your secret!

A Year on the Grill said...

I would guess an extra egg...

But my wife does the cheese cake in our house and I love her recipe

Brian Miller said...

happy easter! i need it...send it my way and i will convince my wife to make one for me. smiles.

Vickie said...

Whatever it is, I don't want to know it - cheesecake is a weakness for me that I don't have any business conquering. (over 50 = battle of the bulge) I'll just stick to the occaisional indulgence in a resaurant.

BUT, yours looks wonderful and I'm totally impressed that you have mastered this! Happy Easter!

Angela in Europe said...

Yum! I tend to stay away from cheesecakes as they are too tempting. Definitely never make one at home because I am afraid it would disappear too quickly. Good job figuring out how to keep them from cracking!

Chris said...

At first I thought you said cheesecake WITH crack and I thought, "Huh, Richard has found a way to boost repeat sale volume" :)

Nice looking dessert, my friend. I bet it's even better with the sauce.

Pam said...

Tempting us and making us beg!

Gloria said...

I think look yummy! I love all cheescake but to help you I want to know the recipe, I jave some cheesecakes in my blogs I will comment you again. huggss

I love this cheesecake the same!

Marjie said...

Oooh,I just love cheesecake. I also love anything almond flavored! You know my email if you're inclined to send me the secret. I promise I won't disseminate the information.

buffalodick said...

Christie- Everyone loves cheesecake! Doing different flavors is easy!
DogB- You are half right!
Highlander- Williams Sonoma..
Mona- Happy Easter! Next post will be on the meal!
Robin- I have my meal planned for Heff..
Kate- Hope it turned out well!
BlueV- E-mail me!
Griller- Nope! However many 8oz packs of cream cheese, is how many eggs to use 3= 3, 4=4, etc...
Brian- E-mail me, and it's yours!
Vick- Make it when you go somewhere..people will worship you!
Angela- It took too many years to perfect...I'm slow, but not stupid!
Chris- Sauce was quite sweet, it was quite good plain..good almond flavor!
Pam- It's fair!
Gloria- Hope your Easter was a nice one!
Marjie- Next post will be on the Easter meal...

Just telling it like it is said...

I just want to rush out and eat it! ymmm

G-Man said...

Now there's a perfectionist!
Spring Form Pans?
Just like the Pro's..
I use a store bought Keebler graham cracker crust.
I'm sure your Easter Dinner was superb!

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- Got some left...:)
G-man- Traditional cheesecake, and I make my own crust! Super easy...

Robin said...

I have an award for you on my blog....Accept and Enjoy, no rules...

Heff said...

Heff knows the trick (thanks to Donna), and it has NOTHING to do with the cake ingredients.

You won't get STEAMED if I grab a glass of H20 will ya ? lol !

buffalodick said...

Robin- Thanks! You have probably figured out I don't post any awards..to encourage newcomers and not intimidate them!

buffalodick said...

Heff- Wrong! No water,, I don't trust a spring form pan that much!

Akelamalu said...

MWM loves Cheesecake. :)

buffalodick said...

Ake- The almond was fragrant and tasty!