Cheesecake Help Needed

@Fishmomma (11541)
United States
December 19, 2016 10:02pm CST
I have a big problem, as can't get the cheesecake to look done. Its says stick knife in and it should come out clean. This isn't happening and its already been in the oven way past the time. Any ideas welcome, as I have never may it. Its in the oven now and based on how soupy it looks I will never do it again. I have an almost brand new oven and this has never happened before with anything else I baked.
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@LadyDuck (131427)
• Switzerland
20 Dec 16
It seems that you got a wrong recipe. The modern books are cute, but no recipe is written correctly, I have thrown several in the bin, because I hate to waste money and throw food.
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
20 Dec 16
I went to read about how to make one and this cookbook forgot to list steps that a beginner wouldn't know now. I learned more about water baths and the reason to cook that way. Now I understand why a swirled cheesecake is so expensive in my local stores.
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
20 Dec 16
@LadyDuck We will be making cookies on Saturday, so that should be easy for us. My daughter works until 4:00 pm and right after dinner we will get started. I know we need to make several kinds for Santa.
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@LadyDuck (131427)
• Switzerland
20 Dec 16
@Fishmomma I bake everything before, Saturday I have to prepare the dinner for Christmas Eve.
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@Marty1 (30273)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21 Dec 16
@fishmomma I am sorry I can't help just wanted to let you know nothing I ever bike was finished regardless of the time in the oven! I hope you get the answer you need!
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Thanks for posting. I appreciate the help my daughter and I received, as now I'm sure we can make a great cheesecake next time. Happy holidays
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@Marty1 (30273)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Dec 16
@Fishmomma That is great you got your question answered! Happy Holiday's back to you!
@thelme55 (13106)
• Germany
4 Jan 17
Happy new year! I know it's too late for my answer but maybe, there's something lacking in the recipe. I usually make cheese cake out of sponge cake and the cheese cream is only a filling in between the layers and it's the way I learned it in the coffee shop where I worked before. I didn't have to bake the cheese cake except the sponge cake.
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
4 Jan 17
My daughter and I plan to try a new recipe next year. This one was missing information and it was one of the really tiny cookbooks that looks cute, but isn't useful. We learned a valuable lesson and next time will use a recipe that others have reviewed.
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@DWDavis (10803)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
20 Dec 16
Son2, who is an excellent baker of cheesecakes, tells me a cheesecake is done when you press lightly on the center and it springs back into shape.
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
21 Dec 16
Its not doing that and will be using a different recipe next time. We sliced it today and its done, so hopefully the people eating it will be fine with our attempt. Next time we will be better prepared and take more time. Thanks for posting.
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@Hatley (164079)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Dec 16
yes that is my conclusion too reread your receipe
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
20 Dec 16
We followed the recipe exactly, so clearly its not one to be made again. This one was from a cookbook and think there is missing instructions from reading many boards online. Its a shame, as its a cute cookbook.
@paigea (21336)
• Canada
20 Dec 16
I can only guess that the mixture wasn't thick enough when it went in the oven.
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@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
20 Dec 16
How much flour should be used to make cheesecake? I want to inform my daughter what needs to be used next time. Thanks for the help.
@GardenGerty (93755)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Dec 16
I was wondering if it might be missing a water bath.
@Fishmomma (11541)
• United States
21 Dec 16
She did use a water bath, so that wasn't the issue. Its missing steps and a beginner like us just followed the recipe exactly. We needed to change the thickener ratio and now we have several recipes and am sure it will work next time. Thanks for posting.