We all know very well that the Japanese culture differs significantly from that of the rest of the world. However, the unique tastes of the Japanese food are catching the hearts of people around the globe by storm!
When it comes to the popular word “cheesecake”, many connotations come to your mind almost instantly.
You can have a homemade cheesecake or a store-bought one to match your taste. Anyway, none of your associations with just about any cheesecake form gets even close to the Japanese alternative of this famous and favorite dessert.
Things to Consider Before Making Your First Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake
The fluffy jiggly Japanese cheesecake has become a hit on the Internet, thanks to the scrumptious videos and blog content. You can have your piece of deliciousness in as many ways as your imagination goes.
Another bright side to make your first fluffy Japanese cheesecake is that you will not need any special kitchen equipment or skills. You can top your cake with fresh fruit, such as the cult-classic raspberries. Sprinkle your treat with edible rose petals to increase its gourmet appeal and health benefits.
The traditional fluffy Japanese cheesecake recipe consists of 13 egg whites and 8 egg yolks, 130 grams of sugar, 100 grams of cream cheese, 120ml of milk, 60 grams of all-purpose flour, 60 grams of cornstarch, and 100 grams of butter.
If you want to create a mini cake, just use half the ingredients listed above. Your cake will be just fine, as long as you stick to the proportions. You can choose to create a few thinner layers, as opposed to a whole cake, then pile these and add your favorite topping.
The best part is that you can get your little kids involved in the process! Cooking together is a great way to improve the relationship with your children and teach them to respect and appreciate the food.
How to Make a Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake - Tutorial
- First, you need to preheat the cream cheese, butter, and milk until they melt well.
- Then, you will need two separate bowls for the egg yolks and egg whites.
- After stirring the egg yolks, add the mixture of cream cheese, butter, and milk.
- Next, continue with sifting in the flour and cornstarch.
- Afterward, beat the egg whites, while gradually adding the sugar.
- All you have to do next is pour the egg whites slowly to the egg yolks blend, using a suitable spatula.
- Finish with placing the combination in a double pot, covered with baking paper, and add warm water to execute a water bath process. Bake for 55 minutes at 140 degrees Celsius.
If you are a true chocoholic, you can cover the jiggly Japanese cheesecake with your favorite melted chocolate with cream (like I did!)
How to Make Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake Pancakes
If you are one of the busy bees, you can also adjust the cake recipe to quick pancakes treat.
Start by turning on your hot-plate, place the pan and start pouring the cheesecake mixture while the pan is still cool and hasn’t warmed up yet. Aim for making thick pancakes if you want to enjoy that notorious fluffiness.
You can also use a bit of a raising agent when sifting the flour to add extra oomph and feathery touch to your treats. Bake with putting a glass lid over the pancakes, to enrich their tenderness.
Muffins are yet another option as you can use the Japanese cheesecake base and simply pour it into muffin molds. Diversify the taste by adding fresh and dried fruit, for example pears and cranberries, then decorate with chopped chocolate.
One of the best things about the Japanese alternative to traditional cheesecake is that it makes a healthy meal for any age, as there are less sugar and more protein packed in a portion. You can send off a quality piece of food to your kids when they head to school, surprise your beloved ones or just bring a slice of energy to help you throughout your day at work.