Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sliced Cheese Cheesecake

This cheese cake recipe caught my attention because it doesn't use cream cheese. Instead it uses sliced cheese which I always keep stock in the refrigerator. It is not difficult to make really and it yields a very soft cake which my kids love. It is best served chilled.

I got the recipe from which is originally in malay. I have translated it and make minor changes to the ingredients used.

5 sliced cheese
200ml fresh milk
70g butter
70g cake flour (high ratio flour)
65g sugar (original is 70g)
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Tear cheese slices into small pieces and add to the milk in a small pot
2. Heat milk and cheese on low heat till cheese melts, stir mixture to prevent lumps
3. Add butter, let it melt and stir till well blended
4. Beat egg white till frothy and slowly add sugar and beat till glossy and stiff, leave aside
5. In another clean bowl, beat the yolks till creamy and add it to the milk mixture with the vanilla essence
6. Slowly stir in flour and gently mix till smooth
7. Then add 1/3 of the meringue and gently fold into the milk+egg+flour mixture, once blended, add the the remaining 2/3 and gently fold till you don't see any streaks
8. Pour batter into an 8 inch pan
9. Bake in a preheat oven, baine marie at 170C for 20mins and lower the temperature to 140C and bake it for further 40mins
10.Chill it first before you cut and serve


Blessed Homemaker said...

Zu, do you leave the cake in the oven to cool with oven door ajar or you bring out of oven immediately to cool on rack?

Zurynee said...

No I did not leave it in the oven. I left it in the baking tin for a few minutes then took it out and let it cool.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Thanks Zu, going to try this one day.

Anonymous said...

hi, do you lift pan off the stove when butter is melted? So upon adding egg yolks into milk+cheese+butter mixture, during or after pan on stove? Thks.

ZBAM said...

hi,is it possible to use sliced cheese and milk to bake cheese tart instead of cream cheese?

Jehan said...

Assalam'alk. how many gram is 5 slices of cheese?

Zurynee said...

freshsourmilk, turn off heat once butter is melted and blended into the cheese mixture.

zbam, I am not sure about that, the flavour would definitely be a little different and you may need to adjust the liquid if you are going to use sliced cheese.

Salam Jehan, I buy the 250g pack with 12 slices, so 1 slice is approx 20g.


Blessed Homemaker said...

Did I mention that this is a keeper? Thanks for sharing!