I have been recently asked a lot of questions, notably by Sissi at Withe a Glass about Japanese-style cheese cakes. Incidentally I had never heard of cheese cakes before I came to Japan 36 years ago. After investigation, cheese cakes have been around the world for quite a long time and developped into many varieties. Among them, the Japanese style seems to have acquired a lot of popularity, to the point that many customers expect them to be on offer in Japanese Izakayas abroad!
I decided it was about time to re-publish a series of them!
Here is a baked fruit cake recipe with mango that you can replace with othe rsoft fruit:
Keep in mind this is the basic recipe. Obviously you can add for taste all kinds of liqueurs!
INGREDIENTS: For an 18 cm diameter mold (12 inches)
-Cream cheese: 250 g
-Sugar: 80 g
-Frozen mango: 100 g
-Eggs: 3 large
-Plain yoghurt (Before drainage. Sieve it through a coffe drip paper filter): 500 g
-Cornstarch: 40 g
-Chocolate chips cookies: 150 g
-Margarine: 70 g
– Bring back cream cheese to room temperature. Drain water from yoghurt.
-Heat the margarine for 30 seconds in the microwave at 600 Watts.
-Drop the chocolate chips cookies in a food processor and break them up. Add the margarine and mix.
-Spread the cookies mixture over the bottom of the mold. Use a mold with a bottom that can be lifted up, or line th mold with baking paper (oil it a bit then). Leave the mold inside the refrigerator.
-Drop in a (cleaned) processor the cream cheese, sugar, frozen mango, eggs (and liqueurs or other options) and mix well.
-Pour the mixture into a bowl, Add the drained yoghurt and mix with a hand whisker.
-Add the cornsrach and mix well.
-Pour the cheesecake into the mold over the biscuit mixture.
-Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. lower temperature to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 50~55 minutes.
-Cool down the cake completely before unmolding it.
-Easy, ain’t it?
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