Ovens in Asia are not as common as they are in the West.  This is because homes in the East are generally much smaller and their kitchens are compact.  Unlike the large ovens that we have in the United States, the most common oven is the toaster oven.   This is due to the fact that it fits on a counter top and is relatively inexpensive.  The only problem is it’s baking capacity is very small.  This translates to the size of their baked goods .  But, small things have an attraction too.  They’re cute and will inevitably make you have portion control.  But on the up side, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra calories!

During one of our ikebana lessons, a fellow classmate, Ikue-san brought these lovely cheese cakes and they were a tremendous hit.  She told us she found the recipe s on Cookpad, a Japanese cooking site.  My close girlfriend told me about this site years ago and it’s a great place to get ideas if you can read Japanese.  So, this is our modified recipe for a Western kitchen.  These are really yummy and really easy to make!  Honest 🙂

Japanese Mini Cheesecakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
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Flavorful, small cheese cakes you can cook in your oven toaster!
  • ½ packet of an 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 4½ Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 75cc heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Pre-heat oven to 320F
  2. In a bowl, microwave cream cheese for 30 seconds until soft
  3. add sugar and mix well
  4. add egg, whipping cream, lemon juice, and blend well
  5. add 1 Tablespoon flour and blen well
  6. divide batter into 6 cupcakes
  7. back for 35 minutes until a golden brown
  8. Chill and serve


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