Mannie's Holiday Red Bean Cheesecake with Green Tea ~

At first, I just wanted to post Mannie's cake so all could admire it and bask in its beauty, but Mannie exceeded my expectations and wrote out the recipe!! I am so happy!!! So cherished!! So impressed!! And so excited to try it out! Thanks, Mannie.

I was lucky enough to try some and it was exceptionally good--red bean, green tea, cheesecakey, but not too sweet!

Baker Mannie says:
There are 4 layers (red bean, light cheesecake, green tea jello, milk jello and crust), but they don't have to come in orders or anything, I just think these layers come together nicely. =)

130 g Graham cracker
60 g butter
1 tsp green tea powder

Red-bean Cheesecake
20 oz. low-fat cream cheese
2 C non-fat half and half
14 g gelatin
1 C sugar
2/3 C red-bean paste (coarse)

Green Tea Jello
1 T green tea powder
2/3 C water
7 g gelatin

Milk Jello
1/2 C whipping cream
3.5 g gelatin

Melt the butter. Crush the crackers and mix with the green tea powder then mix with melted butter and press onto the bottom part of the springform cake pan. Put in fridge.

Melt the cream cheese with water bath, may need to stir it gradually.

Take 1/2 cup of cold half and half mix well the gelatin powder. Heat the rest of the half and half slowly and dissolve the sugar in it. Remove the hot half and half from the stove, and mix with the cold half and half. Gradually mix the half and half into the cream cheese. Don't pour in the liquid all at once, there will be cheese crumb.

Mix in the coarse red-bean paste. Let it chill in the fridge till solidified (at least 3 hours, I think).

The other two jello know how to make jello, haha. Just remember to add it after the lower layer has been solidified.

As for the decoration on top, the green tea is green tea cookies from Japanese store and the tree is red-bean paste.

Green tea syrup go with it: dissolve 1 1/2 tbsp of green tea powder with just enough of boiling water, mix into microwaved warm 1/2 cup light corn syrup.

Have fun~



Mannie :) said...

Hehe, if you want to post the recipe, i can try to write it out. :D

dianaeggplant said...

ohh!!! that'd be amazing!! :)