The mere mention of cheesecake can cause your mouth to water in anticipation. But the mere thought of making one from scratch can send even a seasoned home cook running. What is it with that weird pan? What is a water bath? And the worst – why, oh why after all that work is there a crack in the middle of my beautiful cheesecake? With a few simple pointers, you, too, can tackle the rich, luscious cheesecake at home with confidence.