I love the fluffiness of Japanese Cheesecake. From my personal interest last weekend I tried the most famous Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake Recipe in my kitchen.
To perfectly bake a cake, you will always need accurate measurement and proper instruction. In my first attempt of Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake, I failed. After several try I had made it perfect and today I will share the story of How you can make a perfect, fluffy Japanese Cheesecake in Uncle Tetsu Style.
Join me as I share my experience, insights, and a sprinkle of personal flair in this blog post dedicated to my unforgettable rendezvous with Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake.
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Ingredients I used in Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake
Make sure you have all the following ingredients before starting your cooking journey
- 200 grams of cream cheese
- 50 grams of butter
- 5 egg yolks
- 125 milliliters of milk
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 70 grams of flour
- 30 grams of corn flour
- 5 egg whites
- ½ cup of caster sugar
Equipment & Tools Required
- Pot or Microwave-Safe Bowl
- Baking Paper
- 15 cm Cake Pan
- Electric Mixer
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
Preparation Time: 30-40 minutes
Baking Time: 1 hour
Instructions about How I Made Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake
1. Melt 200g cream cheese, 50g butter, and 125ml milk together in a pot on low heat.
2. Prepare Your Oven at 150°C and Put a dripping pan on the lowest oven rack.
3. In a bowl, beat 5 large egg whites with 100g caster sugar until soft peaks form.
4. In a Separate Bowl, Beat 5 egg yolks until they’re creamy. And, pour in the melted cheese mixture.
5. Add 70g flour and 30g corn flour (or tapioca flour). Mix it all together.
6. Gently fold a portion of the egg white mixture into the yolk mixture until it becomes creamy.
7. Slowly fold in the rest of the egg whites until there are no white lumps.
8. Pour the batter into a 15 cm cake pan with baking paper. Place it on the dripping pan in the oven.
9. Pour a bit of water into the dripping pan. Bake for an hour at 150°C (302°F).
10. After baking, let the cake cool. Then Serve.
Your cheesecake should be light in color and not shrink. Enjoy!!
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Some Serving Ideas for Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake Recipe
1. Classic Slice: Enjoy a simple slice of Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake on its own for its delicate flavor.
2. Fresh Berries: Top each slice with a mix of fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a burst of fruity goodness.
3. Dusted with Powdered Sugar: Sprinkle a light dusting of powdered sugar over the cheesecake to add a touch of elegance.
4. Warm Fruit Compote: Serve with a warm fruit compote, like mixed berries or poached pears, to balance the creamy sweetness.
5. Drizzled with Chocolate: Add a drizzle of melted chocolate over the cheesecake for a decadent twist.
6. Citrus Zest: Grate some lemon or orange zest over the cheesecake to brighten up the flavors.
7. Soup Pairing: Balance the dessert’s sweetness with a savory soup like a creamy tomato soup or a velvety butternut squash soup.
Some Personal Tips for Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake Recipe
1. Gentle Folding: When combining the egg whites with the yolk mixture, fold gently to preserve the airy texture. Overmixing can lead to a dense cake.
2. Sieve the Dry Ingredients: Sifting flour and corn flour (or tapioca flour) helps prevent lumps and ensures even distribution.
3. Oven Temperature: Follow the recommended oven temperature and preheat the oven thoroughly before baking.
4. Cool Gradually: After baking, let the cake cool in the turned-off oven with the door slightly ajar. Gradual cooling helps prevent the cake from collapsing.
5. Pan Size: Use the specified 15 cm cake pan to avoid shrinking. Changing the pan size can affect the outcome.
6. Egg Whites: Ensure there’s no trace of yolk in the egg whites, as even a small amount can prevent them from properly whipping.
7. Water Bath Carefully: Be cautious when pouring water into the dripping pan to avoid any spills or accidents.
This simple tips can improve your cooking experience.
In wrapping up my recent foray into crafting the beloved Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake, I find myself brimming with both satisfaction and newfound insights. The process of fusing the simplest of ingredients – cream cheese, eggs, and flour – metamorphosed into a delicate symphony of flavors and textures that epitomizes Japanese dessert craftsmanship.
Through triumphs and trials, from mastering the nuances of pan sizes to honing the art of egg white incorporation, I learned that baking isn’t solely about ingredients, but also a dance of precision and patience.
As I conclude, I’m reminded that each recipe is a tale yearning to be shared, and my expedition with Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake will forever embellish my culinary narrative.
FAQs on Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake Recipe
Here are some commonly asked questions and and their short answers on Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake Recipe
1. What is Uncle Tetsu cheesecake made of?
Uncle Tetsu cheesecake is made from cream cheese, eggs, milk, sugar, and a small amount of flour.
2. What kind of cheesecake is Uncle Tetsu?
Uncle Tetsu cheesecake is a type of Japanese cheesecake known for its light, fluffy, and soufflé-like texture.
3. Why are Japanese cheesecakes so fluffy?
Japanese cheesecakes are fluffy due to the technique of incorporating whipped egg whites, which create air pockets as they expand during baking.
4. Is Uncle Tetsu cheesecake baked?
Yes, Uncle Tetsu cheesecake is baked in an oven, usually in a water bath to maintain its delicate texture.
5. Can I substitute ingredients in Uncle Tetsu cheesecake?
Substitutions might affect the texture, but some variations are possible. Experiment carefully with alternatives.
6. How do I prevent my Uncle Tetsu cheesecake from shrinking?
Using a smaller cake pan, proper folding techniques, and a water bath can help minimize shrinking.
7. Can I make Uncle Tetsu cheesecake without a water bath?
While a water bath helps with even baking, you can try baking without one, but the texture might differ.
8. What’s the difference between Japanese cheesecake and regular cheesecake?
Japanese cheesecakes are lighter, fluffier, and less dense than traditional Western-style cheesecakes.
9. Can I store Uncle Tetsu cheesecake outside the fridge?
It’s recommended to store Uncle Tetsu cheesecake in the fridge due to its dairy content.
10. Why is it called “Uncle Tetsu” cheesecake?
The name comes from the founder, Tetsushi Mizokami, who started the first Uncle Tetsu bakery in Japan in 1985.
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