Cracks in cheesecakes are a common problem for which there are several reasons. As a cheesecake bakes, its moisture evaporates. If too much moisture is lost, or if it evaporates too quickly, cracking will occur on the surface. The problem can be alleviated by increasing the oven's humidity. Place a shallow pan of hot water on the bottom shelf before beginning to preheat.
- The Food Lover's Tiptionary
Pub Date: 12/06/98