with Zoë François
Online Class

Show-Stopping Cheesecakes

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Overview

Learn how to make cheesecake that's sure to receive rave reviews. Best-selling cookbook author, blogger and instructor Zoë François is your guide as you explore all the elements that will allow you to create your own show-stopping cheesecakes. First, master the perfect crust, from classic cookie to brown sugar pastry and even a crème caramel variation. Then, whip up a bevy of fillings, including vanilla custard, peanut butter and chèvre-honey. Want your cakes to look as impressive as they taste? Up next, Zoë shows you how to create dramatic cherry swirls, vanilla-Nutella stripes and a bombe of irresistible chocolate filling. Learn simple techniques for baking your cakes in a water bath or baking them in dry heat. And, finish every cheesecake with just the right topping, from irresistible fruit to chocolate ganache and even a crowd-pleasing meringue.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h56m

Included in this Class

1. Crusts
17m

1. Crusts

Begin by creating your base element: crust. Whip up a classic crushed graham cracker, butter and sugar recipe first. Then, create a brown sugar pastry crust, a creme caramel style "crust" in a ramekin and even a gluten-free option.

2. Create Your Own Filling
19m

2. Create Your Own Filling

Dive into creating your most decadent cheesecake fillings yet. Learn the secrets to classic vanilla custard, a peanut butter filling and even a chèvre-honey cheesecake that's sure to be the talk of the next party you attend.

3. Decorative Filling
22m

3. Decorative Filling

Learn the secrets to dramatic dimensional fillings, from a swirled cheesecake with red cherry flavored kirsch to a striped vanilla-Nutella cheesecake. Then create a fruit-studded filling packed with blackberries and bourbon. Finally, master the bombe: an impressive (and delicious) cannonball of chocolate filling.

1. Crusts

1. Crusts

2. Create Your Own Filling

2. Create Your Own Filling

3. Decorative Filling

3. Decorative Filling

4. Even Baking

4. Even Baking

5. Topping, Sauces & Icing

5. Topping, Sauces & Icing

6. Meringue & Garnishes

6. Meringue & Garnishes