This is not a easy recipe and it does take time to make so plan a head. DO make sure all the ingedients are at room temp, or you will not be a happy camper. Also make sure you have a tight seal with the foil around the springform pan. Take your time...it is not as easy as you think. But all is worth it as this is absoulty hands down the best cheesecake I have ever had anywhere. I've made it 4x now and everyone always raves about it.