Preparing a Water Bath for Cheesecakes

Using a double thickness of heavy-duty foil, make a 18-in. square. Center springform pan on foil, then tightly mold foil around pan.

Place spring-form pan in a larger pan, such as a larger shallow baking dish or roasting pan. Set dish on rack in oven. Using a large kettle or large measuring cup, carefully pour hot water into larger pan to a depth of 1 in.