Saturday, July 27, 2013

Japanese Matcha Cheesecake



I chose to bake this for the weekend coz it is easy to prepare and I have Wild Boar to help pick up the washing :p  The cake texture turned out light, airy and moist and it melts in the mouth.  I googled for a light japanese cheesecake and found this on Peng's Kitchen.  I am glad that I picked hers although there are so many Japanese cheesecake recipes on the internet.  The matcha powder has a great impact on the cake.  The after taste of the matcha powder lingers in the mouth. Luck was on my side, the cake did not sink nor crack and I am happy with the result.  I gave half the cake to my  Piggy Cousin , she loves cheesecake :) and she is my official taster :)  Thank you Peng of Peng's Kitchen for sharing this cake recipe.  A keeper for sure !  Read on for her recipe






I am happy when it rises up and no cracks appeared :)



the cake did not sink....I leave it in the pan to cool down
and I leave it in the oven with the door ajar...did my weekend
marketing and came back, the cake is ready for cutting



the only defect is the tiny air space notably
but who cares as long as it is light and delicious...
melts in the mouth



serve the Wild Boar with two slices
a bribery to do the washing for me :p



grabbed a piece myself before serving him :p



yummy good!


Japanese Matcha Cheesecake  - adapted from Peng's Kitchen

Ingredient
  • 250gm cream cheese
  • 150gm milk
  • 55gm unsalted butter
  • 60gm cake flour
  • 20gm corn flour
  • 15gm green tea powder
  • 5 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 5 egg whites
  • 100gm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Method
  1. Sift corn flour, cake flour & green tea powder together.
  2. Double boil cream cheese & milk until cheese is melted. Stir in butter. Set aside till cool.
  3. Fold in flour till evenly mix. Stir in egg yolks.
  4. Whisk egg whites & cream of tartar till frothy & foamy. Beat in sugar gradually till stiff peak formed.
  5. Fold in 1/3 egg white foam into cake batter. Pour the mixture into the balance egg whites & fold till combined.
  6. Lined a 8" cake pan and place into a large baking pan filled with hot water.
  7. Baked in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 1 hour or till the center comes out clean with a cake tester . Cool completely before chilling.


Enjoy & have a great weekend !


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