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Old 06-05-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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My 1st cheesecake...

So I'm following the recipe for sunburst cheesecake, a,d everything was going well until the initial bake at 500 for 12 minutes. I opened the oven to discover this (see below pic)
Any chance it's supposed to look like that? LOL

I knew I should have just bought a cheesecake, b/c for me, baking is like banging my head into a brick wall.

I'm just going to follow the rest of the recipe I guess, and hope for the best.

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Old 06-05-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
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are you sure it said 500? You may be able to salvage the top by covering it with alunimum foil, not really sure though as I have only made a few cheesecakes.
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Old 06-05-2005, 03:39 PM   #3
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yeah, it definitely says 500 degrees for 12 minutes, and then 200 degrees for another hour. i can help if the name "sunburst" comes from the coloring perhaps? After I turned down the heat, it didn't brown any further, and it just finished it's hour on 200, and is the same color. The texture in the dark spots seems to be the same as everywhere else, so I'm beginning to think maybe it's supposed to look like this?

i suppose as long as it tastes ok, that's all that matters, b/c I've got some plans for decorating the top of it. I'm just concerned about the taste.
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Old 06-05-2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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It really doesn't look bad. You will have to let us know how it tastes and then mail me a very small piece please. I absolutely adore cheesecake plain. NOTHING on it. :)
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Old 06-05-2005, 09:50 PM   #5
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well it's done! here's how it turned out... I think it looks good, but we'll have to see how it ends up tasting
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:05 PM   #6
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i believe that was the recipe i posted and the directions did indeed say 500 degrees. i thought that to be a little high but that's what it said.
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:13 PM   #7
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Recipes are not always right. Sometimes you have to fix them. Oven temps vary as well.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:16 PM   #8
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yea oven temps vary and so does moisture.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:23 PM   #9
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here's the link for the recipe

Sunburst Cheesecake

i don't know it said 500 but i think that's a bit high
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:26 PM   #10
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i think we should change that to like 450 or maybe 400
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