Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

I could not have chosen a worse day to take these photos. It was Wet Wednesday, the day it rained and rained, and Singapore's iconic shopping belt - Orchard Road - transformed into Venice. You can imagine how gloomy the skies were ... not a great day to take photos but I tried my best.

Anyhow, bad lighting should not take away the spotlight from today's treat.



This cheesecake steals the limelight with its incredibly soft texture. Well, it's not called a soufflé cheesecake for nothing. The "problem" was, like a soufflé, it looked better in the oven - all tall and proud. The moment I took them out, they started deflating. Sob sob. :(


Photos taken under harsh fluorescent kitchen lights because it was just SO dark. :(



I turned them upside down because I thought they looked better this way. The tops were kinda wrinkly and I'm sure you prefer to see their cute baby-soft bottoms instead.

This is an original recipe from the awesome Corner Cafe, which you can find here.


So light it is like eating clouds. White, fluffy clouds, that is ... not those black, ominous ones, which spoil your photos. :(

29 comments:

  1. Sono semplicemente fatastici, molto invitanti. Bravissima ju. Un abbraccio Daniela.

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  2. that shot inside the oven looks great--looks so hot and good!!

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  3. What are you talking about? The photos still look AMAZING! These cheesecakes look so soft.

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  4. I love this cake - perfect. Almost, except for when they sink out of the oven.

    BTW: the photos look nice. :)

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  5. Oh these look simply lovely! I have never had anything like them...gorgeous!

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  6. Lovely treats! I would forgive them deflating if they taste like light fluffy clouds!

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  7. Hi Ju,
    Are you psychic? I was just telling somebody recently that I miss these fluffy things and I need to make them someday soon! Then I see this! =)

    I remember I used to buy them at the basement of takeshimaya near the supermarket MANY years ago. I don't live in singapore anymore, so I wonder if its still around?

    And by the way, I received a pile of lemons from a friend's garden recently so I have been making your lemon cake. It has become one of the family favourites! THANK YOU so much for the recipes!

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  8. the cake looks so fluffy and soft, and so cute when placing them upside down. You are so gd in photography, the photos stil turned out as gd even though the lighting is not gd.

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  9. Thank you, all. :) But I still don't like the pictures. :(

    Kelly: Your are most welcomed! I hope you make these soon. :D

    Jess: Haha, I am glad you find them cute! ;) Thank you for your encouraging comments (this post and the previous ones).

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  10. I am so making these!!! OMG.. looks so pretty and fluffy and light and delicious and wonderful.

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  11. I personally like the pics too! Simply lovely! Especially the one while cakes in oven.
    Looks so soft and fluffy, nice to go along with a cup of jap green tea. Thanks for another great post!

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  12. actually I think the pictures are nice too. Love Japanese cheesecake - lighter, can eat more at a go hehe

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  13. it is always a nightmare to shoot a soufflé !! but you pass the exams!!!
    Pierre de Paris

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  14. Hey Ju they are still so light and airy afterwards, I won't complain about that :)

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  15. Wow it still looked pretty :)

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  16. So soft and fluffy. What more can one ask for? Love it and the pics too!

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  17. they look so fluffy and soft and moist and amazing! and i totally love the pics! the one with the oven 'heat' cracked me up! wonderful blog!

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  18. These are so beautiful- I wish I could make them without eggs :(

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  19. Ju these little souffles look divine :) I wish I could have one in my belly right now -- the shot of the souffles cooking in the oven gave my tummy an instantaneous growl. MMM

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  20. i can eat a few at one go. Poor lighting, where? picture perfect is all i see.

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  21. sigh, it's a mistake to drop by yr blog and see the japanese souffle cheesecake - I see them but can't get to eat! lol

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  22. Hi Ju

    These are lovely bakes and don't seem to suffer from bad lighting (at least to my untrained eyes :)).

    By the way, where did you buy the cupcake tin from? I've been trying to buy a medium-size cupcake tins, but can't seem to find...

    Rgds
    Calla

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  23. How did I miss this post? I love their soft fluffy bottoms! And the oven shot is great.

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  24. These look so soft and fluffy :) I'm excited to try it out!

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  25. I jz tried this out yesterday. My family likes it a lot. It comes out fluffy and light but i find it a little too moist (wet) towards the bottom of the cupcake. Do you know what may have caused this? It happeend to my cotton soft japanese cheesecake as well.

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  26. Janice: Why don't you tent an aluminium foil over and bake for another 5-8 minutes?

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  27. thanks for the tip Ju! Will try it out next time and give you an update!

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  28. Hi,

    These look great~~~
    I always wanted to try baking souffles. But is it true that they have to be served once done? Because usually i can't finish whatever I bake in the day itself...

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