All right, it's about time I sit and write this recipe down. For all I know there are people out there who've been waiting to see what I've put in the cheesecakes I sold recently. Hehe.. Don't worry, it's all easy peasy.
So, here's the recipe for the Japanese Souffle Cheesecake I've baked for my 'customers' (yes, 'customers'. Cewah, macam berbisnes besar la pulak yek ni kita :P ) The original recipe yielded an 18cm round cake about an 1.5" thick, more or less. For the 1kg++ I sold I doubled the amount of ingredients used; hence, the taller, mightier looking cake. If you don't want a tall cake you might as well halve the recipe and bake it in an 18cm round cake pan. *wink wink*
UPDATE 20 APRIL 2011: Recipe in Bahasa Melayu with simple step-by-step instructions on how to make a cheese cake without a spring form/loose pan can be found here.
Resepi Japanese Souffle Cheesecake (from http://rinnchan.fotopages.com) (n/b: typo error url sblm ni)
400g cream cheese, room temperature
100ml fresh milk
6 eggs, seperated
200g castor sugar
1 tbs lemon juice (I just use 1 small lime, it doesn't taste too over-powering)
1 tsp cream of tartar
- Preheat oven at 175C. Line two 18" round cake pan @ springform pan (I use two 8" round pans) with grease proof paper.
- Beat soften cream cheese in a large bowl. Add milk and continue beating at medium speed.
- Add 1/2 of castor sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, lemon/lime juice and combine thoroughly.
- In another bowl, whisk egg whites till foamy, add in cream of tartar and half of remaining sugar. Beat till soft peak, and the remaining sugar and continue to whisk at high speed till eggs turn stiff peaks (tip: at stiff peak stage, egg whites won't drop or drip/meleleh when the bowl is turned upside down. And another tip, when you stab the egg whites with your beaters, you feel it's like stabbing a sponge. Hahaha.. Don't overdo it or you'll end up with flatten egg whites. Once is enough laa).
- Fold third of egg whites thoroughly (at this stage you can be a bit vigorous). Fold two-thirds of egg whites gently but thoroughly, not forgetting to scrap the bottom of the bowl. Lastly, fold in remaining egg whites gently but thoroughly, ending by scraping the sides of the bowl into the center (selalu saya buat tiga bahagian kaup balik).
- Water bath bake @ bain marie bake cake for 45 minits on lower shelf (I use 160C, for about 55 min).
- Leave in tin too cool enough to handle (I just invert the cake pan onto the rack till it's cool enough to be taken out).
Japanese Souffle Cheesecake, 1kg++ ditempah oleh Wilson sempena menyabut Hari Natal