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Homemade cream cheese

I like to make no bake cheese cake when I checked few blogs and I got to know that cream cheese is important for this but I don't have cream cheese in the nearby shops. When I further started ...
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What went wrong with my yuzu cheesecake?

Having seen an episode of The Great British Bake Off, I decided to bite off more than I could chew and made a yuzu cheesecake. As yuzu was described, on the program, as having a taste somewhere ...
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Salvaging a cheesecake that's oozing butter

I just made a White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake, and it ended up being a failure appearance-wise. For some reason, it cracked a lot, and the batter ended up super lumpy, so the cheesecake is all ...
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How do bakeries get smooth jam to top their cheesecakes with?

Every brand of jam or preserves I’ve bought has a coagulated consistency. While it’s shiny, the surface isn’t smooth when either spread or spooned or piped. Every cheesecake I’ve purchased from a ...
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Can I reliably expect cheesecake to raise by 10°F after being taken out of the oven?

I just made a Pumpkin cheesecake. Long story short, I tried substituting whipping cream for condensed milk, in equal parts, and my cake ended up super watery. I managed to get the temperature to 155°...
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Refrigerating no bake cheesecake for delivery?

Would it be okay to freeze no bake cheesecake overnight, and add the cheese toppings on the day of delivery? Should I refrigerate it first? How long can I put it out of the refrigerator/freezer?
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Make existing cheesecake recipe chocolate?

I have a cheesecake recipe that I have used many times, and absolutely love. I also love chocolate. So I was thinking, why not combine the two? There are plenty of recipes out there for chocolate ...
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Temperature of Heavy whipping cream in NY cheesecake?

I don't know if this question has been asked earlier, but tomorrow I am going to attempt making a New York style baked cheesecake for the first time. The recipe I am planning to use uses a combination ...
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Unwanted rise in Japanese Cheesecake

When baking a Japanese cheesecake, I will occasionally get an incredible rise in the cheesecake - doubling or tripling in volume. During cooling, this falls back down to almost the original volume. ...
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Doubling the ingredient of Japanese cheesecake: more time to cook?

I've done a fair share of cheesecake in the past. Now I would like to try this Japanese cheesecake for an upcoming birthday. We'll be around 20 persons, but the recipe is for an 8" round pan, which is ...
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Is there a way to neutralize or override coconut flavour in a vegan dish?

I made a simple vegan cheesecake: coconut fat from coconut milk blended with pre-soaked raw cashews. Turned out real nice but the only thing is a strong coconut flavour. Is there a way to neutralize ...
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Why cheesecake needs hard base?

I love cheesecake. I am sure you loves it too. One thing I don't know that why cheesecake needs the hard base that too made up from biscuits? Can't we just put normal base? Edit : Hard Base : ...
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How to keep a cheesecake layer seperate from filling during baking?

I want to make an (dutch) apple pie with a layer of cheesecake. As far as I know I have a few options: Bake a cheesecake, then simply add a layer of apples. more or less like: However this is not ...
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Can I bake a “no bake” cheesecake?

Random, but I haven't seen this anywhere else. I realize this can't apply to every "no-bake" cheesecake recipe for good-reason, but I'm wondering if it would be safe to try. Has anyone ever done it? ...
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Can I use amaretti cookies in a cheesecake crust?

I'm making a cannoli cheesecake from this recipe (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a43604/cannoli-cheesecake-recipe/). I will be adding 1-2 tsps of cinnamon to the cheesecake batter ...
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What is the difference between making a cheesecake with confectioner's sugar vs. normal sugar?

I would like to make a cheesecake with confectioner's sugar and though it's been awhile since I've made cheesecake, I believe I used normal sugar before. However, I only have confectioner's sugar on ...
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Replacement for digestive biscuits/graham crackers?

I am going to make a cheesecake but I bought the wrong base for it. I want to make good use of the ingredients that I bought. Does cream crackers make good cheesecake base? Or should I make my own ...
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In a cheesecake, what’s the purpose of creaming the cream cheese and sugar?

I did a cheesecake following this recipe (first time). I didn’t know I had to use cream cheese at room temperature, so I took it directly from the fridge, and also I don’t have an electric mixer. So ...
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cheese cake cooking times

I usually bake a 10" New York style cheese cake. cheese cakes. On my 10", I bake it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, shut off the oven but leave the cake in for another hour before removing. I now want ...
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What adjustments when doubling a cheesecake recipe?

My cheesecake recipe calls for a 9 in pie dish. I want to double the recipe and bake in a single, glass 9.5 in pie dish. I make it about every year for Christmas, but last year I made a pumpkin ...
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Can I make a pineapple upside down cheesecake in a springform pan?

I'm making a pineapple upside down cheesecake in a springform pan. Will it leak out? I haven't found a recipe for this. Any suggestion I'm going to put a crust just around the edge of the spring pan ...
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Can I mix anything into cheesecake batter?

When I say "anything" I mean things that might go well with cheesecake - ie, fresh fruit, chocolate chips, etc. In particular I've got cranberries in mind. All the fruit-related cheesecake recipes I'...
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Do I need a special recipe for mini cheesecakes?

I found a bunch of mini pie tins on sale at the grocery store and decided that instead of a regular sized cheesecake I would make mini ones for Thanksgiving. I've yet to decide on a recipe, whether ...
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Recreating an accidental crust effect

For a bake sale, I made a pumpkin cheesecake with a ground ginger-snap cookie crust. It's the first time I had ever made the recipe. As I do whenever I make cheesecake, I cooked it in a 9" ...
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Freezing cheesecake with strawberries

Can you freeze unbaked cheesecake with cut fresh strawberries mixing in the cheese mixture filling?
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Cheesecake in Fridge Can i I freeze?

I've had a store-bought cheesecake in the refrigerator for four days. Would it be safe to freeze it?
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How to reduce the time and cost for making a cheesecake?

I have tried making cheese cakes a couple times before. And each time, it ends with discouragement and exasperation. After spending on even the cheapest cream cheese and sour cream, and a lot of time,...
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Is it okay to freeze a cheesecake for a shorter period of time as opposed to chilling it longer?

I'm sure this has happened before... you're bringing the cheesecake to the party, only to realize the recipe you're using tells you chill it for 12 hours! Is there any way around this? Will it come ...
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What is better for chilled cheesecake - pectin or gelatin?

I am currently doing my food technology GCSE coursework and need a Lemon Cheesecake recipe for next week. I was planning on having an enriched shortcrust base, with a chilled lemon cheesecake filling....
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What is in a Jamaican Chocolate Cheesecake?

I'm interested in making a variation of this baked Jamaican Chocolate Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Shop. The description from the website is not terribly useful in identifying what the possible ...
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Tricks for knowing when a cheesecake is correctly done [duplicate]

I have just made a cheesecake, (not my first), but will admit that for me it is a bit of a guessing game to know when it is perfectly done. I know that the sign is when the middle still jiggles, ...
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Looking for ways to improve a keto no-bake lime cheesecake recipe

I have a recipe for an extremely low-carb lime cheesecake I found online that I tried, and enjoyed. I'm having trouble finding it now, but from memory the recipe is pretty basic: For crust, melt ...
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What does flour do to cheesecake?

After looking through cheesecake recipes with a co-worker we discovered that many cheesecake recipes include ~1/4 cup of flour while other recipes contain none at all. What effect does flour have ...
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Graham Crust Cheesecake is so hard to cut?

How come with I follow the instructions to the letter on the Nasbisco Graham box for the cheesecake recipe that my crust come out so hard to cut upon serving? I dont think I'm over cooking it and I ...
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Why did the crust get too hard on my Blueberry Cheesecake?

I recently made a no bake blueberry cheesecake with its crust made of cookie crumbs(Used Digestive Biscuits as cookies), Brown sugar and melted butter. After keeping the cake overnight in the ...
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“Place pan in a large pan; add 1 inch of hot water to larger pan.” — Why?

I have found a cheesecake recipe which says, for the cooking phase: Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake at 325 °F (160 °C) for 60--65 minutes or ...
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Can fruit juice be used to hold a cheesecake crust together?

I'm thinking of changing a Mocha-Mint Cheesecake recipe of mine to a more plain Peach Cheesecake. Among the other things that need to be modified, I was thinking of instead of using butter as an "...
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Casein content after curdling

I am making curdled cheese for a cheesecake. I am using reduced-fat milk (2%) and would like to know the content (e.g fat, sugar, protein) of the curdled cheese after it has been separated from the ...
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Cheesecake in or next to waterbath

I've heard of two separate ways to use a water bath when cooking a cheesecake: placing the cheesecake in the waterbath, or placing a roasting pan full of water on the bottom rack of the oven, with the ...
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How to make cheesecake less tangy

I love cheesecake, however I despise the acidic, tangy taste associate with cream cheese and yogurt. I recently purchased some that didn't have that taste at all, just smooth an delicious. I'd like ...
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Baking a cheesecake at 325 instead of 350

I have a cheesecake recipe that I have used for years, It is as close to perfect as I need it to be...except, sometimes it cracks (maybe 1 of 5). I have never used a water bath and I don't want to ...
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Water bath issue when doubling a cheesecake recipe to make bars

I have a recipe for a cheesecake that I'd like to double. Of course I would have to use a 9 X 13 pan and make it into bars (which I don't mind). It will eventually get covered with a chocolate mint ...
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How to consistently get golden beads on meringue topping?

Sometimes, golden beads form on my cheesecake with meringue topping. I very much like this effect, but I can't get it to appear consistently. Can anyone give advice as to what to pay attention to?
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No-bake cheesecake - freeze or chill overnight?

Good day, I made a big batch of no bake blueberry cheesecakes for an event tomorrow. My question is, do I put it in the freezer or do I put it in the refrigerator? My concern is that if the ...
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How to tell when cheesecake is done?

I'm baking a cake that shall be categorized as "light cheesecake". The recipe says when the top of the cake is firm, the cake is done. So I baked for an hour, opened the oven and found the top of the ...
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Replacing whole milk with sweetened condensed milk for cheescake

I am making a no bake cheesecake. It calls for milk but I just ran out. Can I substitute with sweetened condensed milk?
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Cheesecake Reincarnation

I significantly over-baked my cheesecake today (I forgot to check the temp extra early to compensate for the fact that there was a baking stone in the oven). Now I'm trying to decide if it is ...
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Can I use yogurt cheese in cheesecake by substituting the cream cheese?

It is very hard to find cream cheese or mascarpone where I live in India, so I just wanted to know whether I can make a cheesecake with yogurt cheese or not?
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Is there a food that is halfway between a cheesecake and regular cake?

While living in Korea, there was one special bakery I found that had a cake that I can only describe as being halfway between cheesecake and regular cake. It was creamy like a cheesecake, but had a ...
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Cheesecake in rectangular pan

Can I make a cheesecake with cookie crust Ina a parchment lined rectangular pan so I can cut it in little squares?