Video:Japanese Rare Cheesecakewith Natasha Levitan
Served with fresh fruit, rare cheesecakes are the no-bake version of cheesecake in Japan. Learn to make this dessert that has a delightful texture and subtly sweet taste.See Transcript
Transcript:Japanese Rare CheesecakeHi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today, I'll show you how to make Japanese rare cheesecake.
Japanese Rare Cheesecake IngredientsYou'll need:
- 3/4 cup cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup and 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp powder gelatin
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 package of graham crackers
- 3 tbsp butter
Make the Graham Cracker CrustTake a package of graham crackers and place it in a plastic bag. Roll over it with a rolling pin mashing it into the crumbs. Melt the butter in a microwave. In a medium bowl, add your freshly made graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and a tablespoon of sugar and mix it together. Press the crumbs into the bottom of a round cake pan (8 inch).
Make the Cheesecake FillingMix powder gelatin and water in a small cup and set aside. Stir cream cheese in a bowl until softened. Put water and gelatin mixture into microwave and heat for a minute. Add yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, and gelatin into softened cream cheese and mix well. Pour the filling into the crust and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
Serving Japanese Rare CheesecakeIf your pan has a removable bottom, place it on a large can, and pull down the sides. Slide the cake into a serving platter and cut it into wedges. Serve with your favorite fruit or jam.
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