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Thursday 2 July 2015

Cheddar Cheese Cake

Having been not feeling well for the past 2 days, I hardly had the mood to do any baking.  Felt better last evening, so I made this cheese cake.  I've always made cheesecake with creamcheese  but this has been on my to-bake list for a while, and I've a block of cheddar cheese in the fridge, so why not :)

Because I'm using cheese blocks, and I did not cut them into really small pieces, they were not thoroughly melted, hence the 'lumpy' cake top.  Otherwise, they smelled really really great, nice cheese taste with a hint of salty aroma :)

I got this recipe from one of the BC member when she shared in one of the posting,  but I forgot who in exact!!

120g cheddar cheese (equivalent to 6 slices)
100ml milk
100g butter
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
100g castor sugar
100g cake flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp cream of tartar
Pinch of salt

*Preheat oven to 160C.

*Line 8" baking tin bottom.  
*Prep for water bath baking.

  1. Melt the butter, milk and cheese in a heatproof pan, over medium low heat.  Stir gently until everything is melted.  Set aside to cool for 5 min.
  2. Mix in the cooled mixture into the egg yolks, portion by portion.  Stir well to combine.
  3. Sift in the flour & baking powder into the mixture.  Then fold/hand-whisk until mixture is smooth with no lumps. Set aside.
  4. Beat egg whites until foamy, add in salt & cream of tartar.  Continue beating for a few seconds, then add in sugar gradually.  Continue beating until egg whites form stiff peak.
  5. Fold in the meringue to the yolk mixture by 3 portions.  For each portion, make sure to fold until you see no streaks of the meringue.
  6. Transfer the batter to baking tin.  Bang the tin against table top few times to release the air bubbles and level cake top.  
  7. Send to bake for 50 min, using water bath method.
  8. When the cake is done, leave it in the oven for 30min, with the oven door slightly ajar.
  9. When done, remove the cake from the oven, remove aluminium foil that was used for the water bath, and invert the cake to cool on the cooling rack.
Note: Cake best serve chill! :)

1 comment:

  1. Mouth watering cheddar cheese cake recipe. I'm a cheese lover.
    I'm excited to try this with my friends. Thanks for your awesome recipe! :)


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