Tofu cheese cake
About 10 years ago, my parents came to spend some time with us and my mother absolutely wanted to cook some Japanese dessert. I didn't have much Japanese cooking books that were not in Japanese, so the best I could offer was this book I already introduced some time ago.
There are very few recipes of desserts but one that pleased everyone: tofu cheese cake. Of course we didn't really follow the recipe, and add different flavoring. But the basic recipe was simple and the result never disappointing. Last night I was looking for a dessert recipe, and when I saw some tofu in the fridge, I remembered that recipe and decided to try it again. And this time was not different. A simple tasty and healthy dessert!!!
Tofu cheese cake (for 4-6 people)
- one block of tofu drained, recipe said momendofu (hard), but I used kinudofu (silky tofu)
- 5tbs of flour or cornstarch
- 3 eggs
- 6tbs of sugar
- flavoring: vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest or macha or spices of your choice (I tried with cardamom)
Preheat the oven to 180deg. In a bowl, mix the tofu with the flour, the egg yolks, and 3tbs of sugar, the flavoring. In an other bowl beat the whites until stiff and the sugar and continue beating until silky. Add this mix to the previous one delicately.
Line a pie dish or an oven dish with cooking paper, and then pour the preparation in. Cook in the oven about 30min or until golden.