Then on Sunday, when my family (parents & sisters) came over to our place, I offered them some cheesecake. Only my youngest sis, Si Ling, wanted to try. In the end, she had all the 3 slices left, saying that it's very yummy :)
So today, I decided to bake 1 bigger 7-inch cake and got her to come & collect the cake after her school.
After baking & cooling the cake, I decided that I should cut it up as well. I always have problems cutting cheesecakes.The cheesecake is so soft and moist and loves to stick to the knife and there's always a huge mess and crumbs involved. I read from Allrecipes.com on tips about getting clean cuts for cheesecakes. It suggested soaking the knife in hot water before wiping it dry to cut the cake. This soaking in warm water and drying process is to be repeated for every cut. I tried this to cut the cake in half but it just didn't work for me. I've got a huge (yummy) cheesy knife in my hands.
It's always a mess cutting cheesecakes...
So I decided to try using my Wilton's Cake leveler, it's like cutting a cake with a steel wire. (There are people who use dental floss to cut their cheesecake.) Although it's still far from the perfect clean baker's cut, but the crumbs are minimised.
I think I spent about 10 minutes just figuring out how to cut this cake, trying to minimise the mess. I don't think I've managed to achieve much.
3 slices kept for us...
I've managed to keep 3 slices for Jerome & myself for tea tomorrow. How can I resist a slice of perfect cheesecake? Eating the crumbs from the knife, I'm reminded of Coffee Bean's Chicago Cheesecake that got me into loving cheesecakes in the first place :) It's still my favourite cheesecake after all these years.