7/24/10

mini green tea cheesecake...


I must say I'm not really a fan of cheesecake. The texture of cheesecake is extremely rich and creamy, which I don't like. However, this recipe is a Japanese style cheesecake that has a souffle like texture. The mixture between cheesecake and sponge cake. As a treat for my birthday,  I flavored it with green tea and lemon.

Ingredients:

- 125 g cream cheese, room temperature
- 45 g sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 125 g half & half
- 30 g unsalted butter, melted
- 1 lemon zest and juice
- 25 g cake flour
- 15 g corn starch
- 10 g green tea powder
- 3 egg whites
- 45 g sugar


Preparation:

1. Using paddle attachment,  beat the cream cheese and sugar together on low speed until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Beat in eggs, half & half, melted butter and lemon juice and zest.
3. Sift flour, starch and green tea powder together. Fold into the batter.
4. Make French meringue by whipping egg white and sugar to medium peaks.
5. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the batter to lighten it first, then fold in the rest of the meringue.
6. Pour into prepared molds (3" ring mold), bake at 325 degrees in water bath for 30 minutes or until the center is almost set.
7. Serve warm if you like, or chill it.



26 comments:

Patty said...

Happy Birthday Thip! I love that you made beautiful little cakes for yourself - they sound amazing.

Dennis said...

Really like the texture and color of the cake, looks very tasty!

michele said...

I like the fact that the tea cakes are light and airy. Tea and cake is a combination that cannot go wrong.

Thip said...

Thank you, Patty.

Thanks, Dennis. The texture was so spongy when I had it warm.

I agree, Michele.

Anonymous said...

Beauty!!! Happy Birthday enjoy your day! I gotta give Japanese Cheesecake a try next. Thaks for posting the recipe.

LeeYong rolfmester@yahoo.com

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Haapy birthday Thip! That cake looks marvelous. I agree, I find that cheesecakes can be too heavy but this one looks absolutely fantastic! I'm so going to give this a try.

Btw, I'm loving all your matcha desserts. It gives me inspiration to try these. Thanks Thip xo

Swee San said...

It looks great!! Is that grape on top as garnish ? Or what did you use ? It looks pretty

Dennis said...

Btw, I promised some colleagues that I'm gonna make this cake. I will let you know the result :)

Thip said...

Thanks, Phuoc and LeeYong.

Swee San,d it's cherry.

Dennis, I can't wait. :)

Thip said...

Thanks, Phuoc and LeeYong.

Swee San,d it's cherry.

Dennis, I can't wait. :)

Swee San said...

oh nice... great idea!

ann ann said...

It looks awesome..! by the way, one of the ingredients -half & half, may i know what is it?

Thip said...

half & half is 50% heavy cream and 50% milk...

Jane Ko said...

Happy birthday!
beautiful beautiful photo!

OakMonster said...

Happy Birthday kaa! :) And wow. That looks YUMMY!!!

Thip said...

Thank you, Jane.

Thip said...

Thank you, Oak. :)

Tiny bakery said...

I am fan of green tea na ka p'thip
your green tea serie make me wowwww naka!!!

chriesi said...

Amazing!!!

Beks said...

I just bought some green tea powder this weekend. I might have to try this one day. Looks yummy! ;)

shaz said...

hi! may i know what temperature you bake this at?

Thip said...

Thank you Shaz. I baked it at 325F.

heids said...

hi! this cake looks wonderful :) i can't wait to try out your recipe!

i was wondering if the sugar content was 45 g or 45 g x 2 'cause you have sugar on there twice.

thanks a lot!

Thip said...

the first 45 g. is mixed with cream cheese, and second 45 g. is mixed with egg white to make a meringue. So all together is 90 g.

Dawn said...

What did you use to decorate the top of the cake? Is that a mousse? Do you possibly have the recipe for it? Thanks!

Thip said...

Dawn, I think I used the whipped green tea ganache...I don't remember which recipe I used though...sorry

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