Debra at Hapabento mentioned that she calls her Violet Sweet Poatatoes Okinawa Sweet Poataoes. Actually, Okinawa is famous all over Japan for its Violet Sweet Potatoes/Beni Imo/紅芋 and cakes made with the same!
Here is an Okinawa-inspired cheese Cake recipe:
Violet Sweet Potato Cheese Cake/Beni Imo Cheese Cake!
INGREDIENTS:: For a 12cm-diameter mold
-Beni imo/Violet Sweet Potato: 120 g
-Cream Cheese: 90 g
-Cinnamon: １/２~1 teaspoon
-Honey (liquid): 2 tablespoons
-Sugra: 1 teaspoon
-Water: 1 tablespoon
-Liqueur of your choice: 1 teaspoon
-Egg yolk for “nappage”: as appropriate
-Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Wrap the violet sweet potato into cellophane paper and heat in microwave oven until soft.
-Prepare the syrup: Mix water and sugar and heat in microwave oven for 1 minute to dissolve sugar in the water. Let cool and add liqueur.
-Work the cheese cream with a spatula until it has become smooth. Add violet sweet potato (take off the skin and mash it first), honey, and cinnamon in that order and mix well one at a time.
-Line a mold with baking paper. Line the bottom with crushed biscuit.
-Pour syrup over biscuit lining and wait until the biscuits have absorbed it.
-Pour the violet sweet potato cream cheese mix.
-Leave the mix inside the mold as it is or try and make it more decorative as above.
-Brush plenty of egg yolk all over the surface.
-Bake it 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
-You may pour the mixture into an oven dish as above without the biscuits lining.
Simple, ain’t it?
The kids will love it!
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