Japanese Cheesecake

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 stick of softened butter (50 g)
  • 8 oz (250 g) of cream cheese
  • 100 mL of milk
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp of flour
  • 2 Tbsp of corn starch

Directions 

Pour a cup of boiling water into a pot. Set a bowl on top of that pot. In that bowl, mix butter, milk, and cheese until they form a smooth mixture.

DSC01776

 

DSC01777.JPG

Set it to the side to cool.

While it is cooling, beat the egg whites with salt until they are white, fluffy, and stiff. Add sugar little by little constantly mixing.

 

To the cooled cheese mixture add the egg yolks, flour, corn starch, and lemon juice. Mix everything.

DSC01779.JPG

Add the egg whites in gently mixing everything with a wooden spoon.

DSC01782

Place some parchment paper into a round cake pan. Make sure the parchment paper sticks out about an inch above the edge of the pan. Surround the pan with aluminum foil so that no water gets in a this will be baked in a water bath. DSC01781 (1).JPGPour the batter into the pan. Place a large dish into the preheated over. Into that dish put the pan with the cheesecake and pour boiling water into the large dish. Pour about an inch deep of water.

DSC01785.JPG

Bake at 395 F (200 C) for 17 min. Then bake at 275 F (135 C) for 30 min.

After it is done baking, turn the oven off and leave it in the there for 30 min before taking it out.

Top it off with some confectioners sugar.

DSC01787.JPG

Thoughts 

This cheesecake is the fluffiest cheesecake on earth! It is light, airy, almost like a cloud. The flavor is delicate and one of a kind. It is best served with some fresh fruit like strawberries.

My family has given it 5 stars and a day after I made it they asked me to make another one. The pickiest of eaters will like this dessert. A cheesecake like this one is very unique due to it’s texture. It is almost like a mousse. This kind of cheesecake is ideal for summer as it is light and not overly sweet.

While the process may seem complicated as you read it through, it really is not. As you make it, it will all make sense and it will not be hard, I promise.

Enjoy 🙂

6 Comments Add yours

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Definitely going to give this a try. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let me know how you like it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. A_Boleyn says:

        I’ll try to remember. Right now, I’m writing it on my ‘to do’ list right under the no churn cherry and black sesame seed ice cream. I picked up a can of sweetened condensed milk on the way home from all you can eat sushi with my nephew. He’s an enabler to distract me from cooking at home. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. As you mention, the cheesecake is perfect for summer, especially with glistening fruit, though it also would be great in winter. Is the sugar on top your innovation? It looks spectacular and doubtless tastes the same. By the way, you chose a nice strawberry for the photo! Almost a shame to eat it. Almost.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The recipe suggested to sprinkle the sugar on the top as decoration. It is also a good cover up for any imperfections on the cheesecake

      Like

  3. A.J. Bowers says:

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s