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Inspired by Dabi from My Hero Academia, I am making a Hojicha (roasted green tea) Burnt Basque Cheesecake.
I wanted to create a dish to capture his fiery/burnt nature and thought that a burnt cheesecake would be perfect! And to take the concept a little further, I added Hojicha or roasted green tea to the mix. This came out so tasty!
Smooth tangy cream cheese + warm roasty hojicha mixed up with some sugar and a few other basic ingredients = a super simple cheesecake that has a unique and delicious flavour!
Definitely happy with how this one turned out!
I made two versions of this cake while experimenting. For the first, I ground up my favourite Hojicha from Kyoto and mixed it into the cake. For the second, I used a Hojicha tea powder. The first cake had a strong Hojicha flavour but it was a bit bitter and resulted in a speckled cake. The tea powder definitely dissolved into the cake much better and created a more consistent flavour, but it wasn’t quite as vibrant in it’s flavour… So take that as you will. I plan to keep playing this recipe and will likely choose according to my mood. This cheesecake is really easy and adaptable though so you can definitely play with it how you like.
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