Japanese Cheesecake

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Japanese Cheesecake Recipe
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Cheesecake is not typically associated with Japanese cuisine, however the Asian dessert is a combination of the best aspects of a cheesecake and a souffle. Light and fluffy, this recipe for Japanese Cheesecake is lightly flavored with lemon for citrus twist perfect for summertime. The cheesecake will need to be baked in a water bath for the beautifully fluffy end result. Serve this cake with your favorite fruit topping and chopped nuts or drizzle with caramel or fudge sauce for a delicious dessert.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 50 milliliters milk
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 30 grams cornflour
  • 1/2 lemon (may substitute with 1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond essence)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Line a springform cake pan, 20 cm, with parchment paper, and prepare a baking tray with water, large enough to cook the cheesecake in a water bath.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170C. Heat the baking tray with water until it boils.
  3. Mix the cheese with the milk and add 50 grams of sugar, the egg yolks, cornflour, baking powder, and lemon juice.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff, gradually adding the remaining sugar a little at a time.
  6. Gently fold the egg white into the mixture.
  7. Transfer to the cheesecake pan and place on the baking tray with hot water.
  8. Cook for 25 minutes. Halfway through cooking the cake will expand and the surface will appear to darken.
  9. Turn of the heat and leave the cheesecake in the hot oven for 10 minutes. Allow to set.
  10. Serve with strawberry jam or forest fruit jam gently heated in the microwave, and toasted chopped hazelnuts sprinkled on top.
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NutritionView more

380Calories
Sodium17%DV400mg
Fat40%DV26g
Protein20%DV10g
Carbs10%DV31g
Fiber4%DV1g

PER SERVING *

Calories380Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol230mg77%
Sodium400mg17%
Potassium210mg6%
Protein10g20%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate31g10%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Sugars23g46%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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