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5.11.2012

Green Tea Cheese Cake Bars.

MATCHA Green Tea meets Cheese Cake!

We, Japanese people call Cheese Cake Bars 'Stick Cheese Cake'.
It's easy to cook and good for the gift.
This time, I substitute drained Yogurt for Sour cream to reduce calories. (It's time to start slimming up to get ready for summer!)

Here is my recipe.
    *Ingredients* 14 to 16 bars  (7 inch × 8 inch square pan)
100g Graham cracker or Digestive biscuits
60g butter

200g Cream Cheese (room temperature)
100ml Plain yogurt
100ml Heavy cream
90g Sugar
2 Egg (room temperature)
2 tbsp Corn Starch
2 tbsp + 1 tsp MATCHA Green Tea powder
(Lemon juice only if you desire)
    *Directions*



Preparation:
Put Cheese cloth or Coffee filter in a colander. Put 100ml of yogurt into it. Let the yogurt drain for about 5 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 170C (340F). Place parchment paper in a square pan.

1. Crush cracker in a plastic bag. Put crushed cracker and melted butter in a bowl, and mix it. Put it into square pan.then press with your paw.

2. put softened cream cheese in a blender or food processor. then switch on! add drained yogurt, sugar and heavy cream. then mix. add 1 egg at a time.


3. Add Corn starch and green tea. and blend!

4. 

Strain the mixture through a strainer, Pour it filling into a pan. bake in a water bath for 35 min to 40 minutes.Cool to room temperature, Refrigerate at least 3 hours.





5. 
Cut cheese cake into 14 to 16 pieces.



Wrapping tips: wrap a cheese cake bar with a Wax Paper. twist both side of a paper.



yum!
If you like rich taste cheese cake, you can use sour cream instead of yogurt, of course. 

OK. Enjoy your Green Tea Cheese Cake♪


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