Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Flame

One of the items on the dessert list of J and G/POV is an individual size creme fraiche cheesecake. The graham cracker crumbs are tamped down into ring molds and the cheesecake mixture is poured in. After the cakes are baked and cooled, they need to be unmolded, but how? Yea, I witnessed one of the most unsafe practices I have ever seen in a work place as a norm. A protocol even. So, here's the unsafe tip of the day:

A cheesecake can be unmolded by placing it on top on a pressurized aerosol can filled with cooking oil and using a torch heat up the edges of the ring to loosen the cake from the ring (middle of picture). Pull the ring down over the can and boom, you have a cheesecake (left of picture).

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