The train in Columbia Falls. Though I’m not 100% sure why its there and just a side attraction but its kind of cool nonetheless. Also one of my favourite photos from my trip just based on the artistic side of me.
These spots are right outside of West Glacier and Columbia Falls. The most entertaining one of the bunch was actually Camp Dissapointment which is where Lewis of Lewis & Clark decided he couldn’t get more land to put into President Jeffersons name basically. Overall it was a fun little trip minus my daughter screaming at us in the truck because she’s only 1.5 years old and gets bored fast. Nine hour truck rides don’t always make for an easy journey.
You guys, THIS is a very important tutorial that I wish had more notes. If you want a perfect cheesecake with NO CRACKS. I mean a flawless piece of cheesecake art… this is your tutorial… just sayin’… Click the link for full details~~~TheCakeBar
This is a request I get all the time… ‘how do I make a cheesecake that doesn’t crack…?’ This is a good tutorial with pics!
Here are some general rules I use:
If you don’t want to do a Bano De Maria (placing the cheesecake in a water tub) Place a pan of boiling water inside the oven while the cheesecake is baking. The water is what keeps the cheesecake moist enough so it it won’t crack.
Put the Springform pan inside another pan even if you’re not doing a Bano De Maria because the springform can leak and cause a mini fire in your oven. Or you can use foil like the pics on this recipe (this recipe does this so the water won’t get into the cheesecake) but it’s still a good idea to do this because of leakage that can happen with springforms.
If the recipe requires a Degree of let’s say 350 or 325… go lower put it on 300 and bake it for an extra 10 minutes or so. The lower heat/longer baking time will prevent the cracks.
If it does crack. DONT PANIC. Generally, once the cheesecake get’s out of the oven and cools down it deflates ON ITS OWN. As it deflates, the cracks can seal in pretty nicely… Just don’t touch it and let it do it’s own thing. also to avoid deflation let cheesecake cool down in oven (slightly cracked open and turned off) if you take cheesecake out the oven right away it will deflate. Let it cool down completely inside oven ;)
These techniques I also use when making mini cheesecakes on my mini cheesecake pans. ( BTW, I have an AMAZING MINI CHEESECAKE PAN) :D
CRACK Free cheesecake, may seem hard to achieve but it really isn’t!
These are a few pictures of the route otherwise known as the “Going to the sun” road that is from the Columbia falls area in the north half of glacier national park to the southern part of the Canadian Rockies. Though as of today the road is still closed. Oh well. Also this area had massive forest fires in 2003 which makes it look oddly desolate even though there is already a blanketing of new trees.
All together now. Good morning star shine! Alright so first day in Montana and so far it’s beautiful weather and things are going well. The baby let us sleep all night and we get to enjoy this morning on the patio. Now to find our daughter a swimsuit and that way we can take her swimming.
@beerbros @chef_milky @millstreetbrew The brewers dinner courtesy of Beer Brothers and Mill Street Brewing Company based out of Toronto, Ontario. Really quite a good meal but the quail egg was that little bit odd. Also the tuna tartare make me rethink tuna which is impressive because I do not like fish normally. Also if you have a chance to try out the Sweet Lemon Tea beer from Mill Street this summer while sitting on a patio I suggest you do it. The vanilla porter is as one of the founders said “like cake in a cup”. That only makes me hungry for cake more so than normal.
Plus being handed our monthly gift card and free deli lunch by one of the big guys of the company is pretty cool. Thanks again to chef Malcolm and Mill Street for an awesome dinner.