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Show-Stopping Cheesecakes (DVD)

Learn the secrets to decadently delicious cheesecakes for perfect results every time!

What You Get

  • DVD with 6 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

Class 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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Decorative Filling
4. Even Baking
5. Topping, Sauces & Icing
6. Meringue & Garnishes

Taught by

Zoë François
Zoë François
Zoë François is a best-selling author, renowned blogger and seasoned baking instructor. She is the co-author of several bread cookbooks, including "The NEW Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" and "Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day," and a frequent contributor to the Cooking Channel, Fine Cooking and Disney. She also runs the successful blog Zoë Bakes.