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Monday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day, a day to treat yourself with a slice (or two) of this delicious (braces friendly) dessert. We can't figure out who created this wonderful National Holiday but we sincerely thank them…from the bottom of our hearts to the top of our full bellys.
|Baked Chocolate Cheesecake|
We don’t know about you, but for us, baking the perfect cheesecake can sometimes be a difficult task. So here are some Tips and Tricks to help you bake the Perfect Cheesecake every time.
Tip 1: Room temperate ingredients are key for a smooth texture.
Tip 2: Beat the cream cheese and sugar as much as you want, make it smooth, but once you add the eggs, do NOT overbeat, just mix on low until they are barely incorporated, beating after you add the eggs is what often leads to cracking.
Tip 3: Make sure your oven is the correct temperature.
Tip 4: TRY not to open the oven door. Cook your cheesecake until it’s still a bit jiggly in the center, like a loose jello jiggler, but not liquid, in the center 2-3 inches. It will keep cooking afterwards a bit, and it's better to be slightly under cooked than overcooked.
|Dense & Creamy Cheesecake|
Tip 5: Turn off the oven and crack open the oven door to let it cool slowly, this will help it finish cooking but not cool TOO fast and crack.
Tip 6: This tip is a hard one...Do NOT eat it right away, cheesecake sets and gets BETTER with time in the fridge, at LEAST 8 hours.
|Mini Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes|
Checkout these amazing recipes! One, if not all, will certainly get you in the cheesecake mood (as if you are ever not in the cheesecake mood).
Happy National Cheesecake Day from all of your friends at Spannhake Orthodontics!