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Old 05-09-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Question Cheesecake

I was at the Cheesecake Factory in Md. last week and had a slice of there key lime cheesecake - it was so good not only the flavor but the texture it was smooth and creamy not heavy or dense/dry at all. how do you suppose they do that, cook in a water bath maybe??????????
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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The ingredients are more likely to result in a different texture than a water bath.

If you have a recipe that always produces a heavy, dense cheesecake, using that recipe and cooking it in a water bath won't change the texture.
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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i cook ALL cheesecakes in a water bath, that just helps the sides from scorching not really for creamyness. Maybe they whipped the cream cheese like whipped butter to make it fluffier
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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I wouldn't be surprised if they add a significant amount of cream to their cheesecakes... they are delicious and very creamy!
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:51 PM   #5
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Wish I had some.
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I found that using heavy cream instead of sour cream results in a more creamy and soft texture. I have since changed my basic recipe to reflect that.
I also have a CheeseCake Factory Key Lime clone recipe published in Top Secret Recipes but I have not tried it yet.
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For a creamy texture, do not over bake. The NY cheesecake is overbaked in my estimation.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:52 AM   #8
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thanks

Thank you for your ideas of how to get a creamy cheesecake - shall try to adjust my favorite recipe and see if I can come close to what i had at the cheesecake factory bound to be good don't think I ever met a cheesecake I didn't like
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I found that using heavy cream instead of sour cream results in a more creamy and soft texture. I have since changed my basic recipe to reflect that...
There is a significant difference in taste between the two. You don't find that a problem?
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For a creamy texture, do not over bake. The NY cheesecake is overbaked in my estimation.
I'm not sure what you're saying here. Are all NY cheesecakes overbaked?
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