Sis requested a cotton cheesecake and she wants it low fat and sugar free.
Recipe adapted and modified from Diana’s Desserts.
(Halved the recipe)
Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake (Low Fat and Sugar Free Version)
Makes 1 16-cm and 1 8-cm cake
Cream cheese, 1/3 less fat
Milk, low fat
A pinch of salt
Cream of tartar
- Line the pans. Wrap the removable bottom pans with aluminum foil. (I wrapped 2 layers of foil)
- Melt cream cheese, butter, and milk over a double boiler. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Sift and measure the flour. Mix the sifted flour into the cream cheese mixture until well incorporated.
- Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, and a pinch a salt. Mix well. Set aside.
- In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy. Add in cream of tartar and continue whisking. Add the sugar slowly and continue whisking until soft peaks form.
- Gently fold in 1/2 of the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture. When combined, fold in the remaining egg whites.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
- Bake in a water bath at 160 degree C for 1 hour or until set.
|Reusable foil! <.<|
|The mini one. A slice the size of tablespoon.Nom nom.|
|The 16-cm one, after chilling in fridge overnight.|
- Halfway through baking, the top got really brown so I had to tent the cake with a foil. I read some blogs on how we are not suppose to open the oven’s door but it can’t be help in this case D=. I even had to turn the cake for even baking. >.<
- I removed the smaller one from the oven earlier (it baked for around 40 minutes).
- The taste: cheesy (of course it is not as rich as full fat cream cheese, but good none the less), soft, fluffy, and light.
- If chilled in fridge, the texture is denser but it is still soft and spongy. After a day, the cheese flavor is more pronounce.
Sis loved it, but she only had one slice – her will to resist temptations never fails to amaze me. Mum and I…no such will (don’t think we have one), we polished off the rest of it with cups of coffee (caffeine-addicts). Luckily I made smaller portion. -.-;;