Rich and creamy burnt matcha Oreo cheesecake with a mousse-like texture and heavenly taste. This delicious cake is simple to make and perfect for parties and Netflix!
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Burnt Matcha Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
We are almost certain that you have eaten or the very least seen pictures of a very burnt cheesecake before. For those who may not have eaten it, you may be thinking that the cake is way over done and “chao ta” to eat. But for those who have had an opportunity to eat it knows exactly why it is so popular.
Unlike a traditional cheesecake, every bite has a slight bitterness to it, balancing out the sweetness and tang of the cheesecake. The addition of the matcha makes the cake less sweet and more savoury.
We always felt like something was missing in this cheesecake. It is creamy, decadent, moist, but after having one too many bites, it can become jelak. In fact, it like it needed a textual contrast, like how we get a graham cracker crust in a slice of New York cheesecake. Furthermore, to make it more interesting, we have decided add an oreo crust to the recipe. Who doesn’t like oreos?!
With all the time to practice during MCO, many of you are probably already seasoned bakers and chefs by now. As life starts to become busier again, don’t forget the joy and happiness you get from baking and eating a slice of your favourite dessert!
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Burnt Cheesecake Fun Facts
Now you may be wondering where the idea of burning your cheesecake comes from. Some would think that The Tokyo Restaurant came up with this recipe given that they do it so well. But it actually originates from one of the world’s food capital, San Sebastian back in the 90s. In fact, with the highest concentration of Michelin restaurants in the world, it is no doubt that creations like this will be birthed. Situated in the Basque region of Northern Spain, the cheesecake is often referred as Basque cheese cake.
Step by Step Instructions
Blend or crust the whole Oreo pieces into whole crumbs.
In a bowl, mix the melted butter and Oreo crumbs together.
Pour mixture into the bottom of the cake pan and then press down firmly with a flat object.
TIP: The finer the crumb the better the crust will hold!
Firstly, mix the sugar and matcha together in a bowl, then set aside.
Mix the cream cheese until smooth in texture. Try to reduce chunks as much as possible.
Mix the egg and matcha mixture with the cream cheese until smooth. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
Pour cake mixture into the cake pan with the Oreo crust.
Bake the mixture at 230°C for 15 minutes or until the desired darkness is achieved. If you would like a firmer cake, lower the oven to 175°C and bake for another 5 minutes.
Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes and then transfer to fridge for the remaining 4 and a half hours.