Monday, February 11, 2008

cooking when not on call

I can cook when I am not on call. After getting paged while making bread, pie, cake and once even a turkey dinner. At least for the last one I had family here and they took it out of the oven. I no longer cook a whole lot during the week that I am on call.

Last weekend I was not on call and made bread from scratch, split pea soup to go with the bread and brown sugar apple cheese cake. I went to a party Sunday and took it all with me. I have to say that a little cheese cake goes a long way.

For a first time making cheese cake it came out pretty tasty. I forgot to put foil over it half way though so it got a little brown and the springform pan leaked. Well leaked is not the right word. The recipe, from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan. says to wrap the outside bottom part of the pan with foil. Later you pour hot water around the springform pan. The water leaked into the cheese cake. To get the water out I cooked it for an hour longer not in the water bath.

It went over very well and half was gone. I took the rest to work today and left it in respiratory. Browning the apples and then adding sugar gave it great flavor.


Jhianna said...

I had the same problem with the leaking pan/foil. I didn't realize it until it had baked the entire time, and it still tasted good soggy!

Engineer Baker said...

My foil leaked too, so I think it was a common complaint. But hey, it still tasted amazing!

Mary said...

I didn't even realize I was supposed to keep the foil on it! your first TWD cheesecake looks great!

Lemon Tartlet said...

Did several layers of foil. and it stayed pretty dry. Then again, there was a lot of foil. Your cheesecake looks nice!

MrsPresley said...

congrats on getting this done with your busy schedule! my first time making a cheesecake, i inadvertently tore a small hole in my foil as it was wrapping it around my springform pan - now i am extra careful with that - but i also like lemon tartlet's idea of wrapping it in multiple layers of foil to avoid that.

Peabody said...

You usually want to double layer your foil, that should help.
Way to get a cheesecake baked with all that is going on in your life.