Monday, November 30, 2015

Recipe: Matcha Japanese Cheesecake with The Laughing Cow Cheese

A recipe going out to all cheese and matcha lovers! :D 

After trying to bake a matcha strawberry tofu cheesecake using The Laughing Cow cheese instead of the conventional cream cheese, I was really satisfied with the result! Hence, more crazy bakes using TLC cheeses. :P 

So here's one that I like to call a double cheese combo - Matcha Japanese Cheesecake with hidden cheese cubes within! :D 

140 g fine granulated sugar
6 egg whites
 6 egg yolks
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
50 g butter
250 g The Laughing Cow plain cheese
100 ml fresh milk + 2 tbsp matcha powder
60 g  cake flour
20 g corn flour
1/4 tsp salt
The Laughing Cow belcube cheese

1. Preheat the oven at 160°C. Melt cheese, butter and matcha milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, salt, egg yolks and mix well.

2. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.

3. Add the egg whites to the cheese mixture and fold well. Fold in some belcube cheese before pouring the batter into a lined cake pan or removable-bottom cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper or parchment paper). Wrap the base of your cake tin with aluminium foil, to prevent seepage.

4. Bake the matcha cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hour 10 mins or until set and golden brown at 160°C.

5. Leave to cool in oven with door ajar, about 30 mins. Sudden changes in temperature may cause the cake to cool too quickly and collapse.

Looking light and fluffy~

Anyway, many people have been asking me where did I get my matcha powders from. 

Well, my matcha powders are from the land of matcha itself, Japan! :D 

But right now, I was just being introduced to Teathos, a local online shop that sells quality matcha powders! Brought to all matcha lovers but matcha lovers themselves. :)

A delightful treat indeed. ^^

Not to worry that the cheese taste would be overpowering or too rich. Not at all because the matcha did a very good job in balancing the taste with its natural bitterness. :)

ps; The Laughing Cow is running a promotion. From now till end of December, you'll receive a free happy bowl (microwave friendly) with any purchase of 2 The Laughing Cow products! :)