Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Prep time: 35 min        

Cook time: 45 min

Ingredients
·         1 (3 ounce) package of cream cheese
·         ¼ cup of milk
·         2 egg yolks
·         ¼ cup of white sugar, divided
·         2 egg whites
·         1/3 teaspoon of cream of tartar
·         3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
·         1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch

Directions
   1.       Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line the bottom of a 9 inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
2.       Warm the cream cheese and milk in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese is melted. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3.       In a medium bowl beat the egg yolks and half of the sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the yolks. Sift in the flour and cornstarch, and stir until blended.
4.       In a separate bowl, using clean beaters, whip the egg whites with cream of tartar until they hold a soft peak. Gradually sprinkle in the remaining sugar and continue whipping to stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into the prepared cake pan. Place the pan on a baking sheet with sides
5.       Place the baking sheet with the cheesecake into the oven, and pour water into the baking sheet until it is half way full. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 300° F. Continue to bake for 15 minutes. Let the cake cool before removing from the pan.

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