I took a break from Julia this month and followed this recipe, but like my previous challenges, this dish still took more than one day to complete from start to finish.
|the ingredients and equipment|
|ready to go in the oven|
The cheesecake was simple to assemble, but it had to bake for a total of two hours and 15 minutes: one hour and 15 minutes with the oven door closed and an additional hour with the oven door open! This recipe was not a smart choice for a hot August day; I should have saved it for December when we needed to heat the house anyway.
After baking and cooling on the counter, the cheesecake needed 24 hours in the refrigerator before I could release the springform pan's sides.
|Success! The cake stood up when the sides came off!|