OK, I tried to bake my first cheesecake last night, for a party at my DH work. The recipe said to put all the ingredients in a spring form pan, wrap the pan in 3 layers of heavy foil and then place inside of a roasting pan, fill the roasting pan 1/2 up the spring form pan with hot water, then bake.
I did all of this. I did everything I could to insure the foil was tight and everything. When I took it out of the oven, water had found a way through the foil To say the least it ruined the whole cheesecake!!! :crying:
Oh, also, the recipe didn’t call for me to put wax paper on the bottom, which after the fact I remembered my mom used to do. Although I don’t think it would have helped in this case!!!
So my question to all of you great cooks!!
Do you have to do the water thing??
Can you just put it in another pan in the over?
Could I have just put the spring form pan in a pie pan and then put the pie pan in the roaster and put the water in the roaster?
Any other tips or suggestions?
The ingredients and time to make a cheesecake is a lot, so I hope to try again sometime. Plus I bought a spring form pan JUST to make cheesecake, what else can I make in it???