My entire family are huge fans of your cookbooks. I can't wait to
read your latest one.
I have made the baked cheesecake from Great
Vegetarian Dishes but the quantity of filling mixture was
far too much for the radius of the bottom of the dish recommended
by the recipe. What are we doing wrong? Is the container we are
using too shallow, or could we be using an incorrect ingredient
ie. type of cream cheese?
Mark Webber, Grahamstown, South Africa
I think I have got to the bottom of the cheesecake mystery.
In the introductory blurb on page 137 I say that the recipe yields
one 20cm (8-inch) cheesecake.
However the recipe, step one, calls for a 25cm (10-inch) cheesecake
pan. This is an editor’s mistake that has eluded me for 12
The cake was tested with, and does need, the 10-inch cheesecake
pan, as I suggested, not an 8-inch one. Moreover, cheesecake pans
are deep, so even if you were using a 10-inch pan but it was an
ordinary cake tin, it still would have been too shallow. If you
see the photo on pages 134 and 135 you will see that the cake is
a deep one (and a yummy one).
Thanks for discovering the discrepancy. Happy cooking!
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