actually, to keep the water from seeping into the cheesecake when using a baine marie you should cover the outside of the pan loosely with aluminum foil higher than the level of the water.

BTW, not bragging or anything but I took my mom's recipe for cheesecake while I was in middle school and after 5 years of fiddling I've finally perfected it! Everyone asks for it, and like you Peppy, no one wants to eat storebought.

In fact, when I visit my family in Miami for New Years my health concious little bro has asked me to make several and freeze them. [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

I love being the big sister.