Palm Jaggery Cheesecake

At Cold War 2019, The Chef Post’s signature event focused around desserts; ‘organic’ and ‘sustainable’ formed the core as pastry chefs from luxury hotel brands in Bangalore created progressive desserts with ingredients that were organic, local and sustainable. Chef Sougata Choudhury from Courtyard by Marriott Hebbal Bengaluru showcased his expertise by crafting out a brilliant Palm Jaggery Cheesecake. This melt-in-mouth delight is easy to make and is something you can try out this festive season.

Chef Choudhury shares the recipe for you:

Cheesecake

659 gms cheese

54 gms cream

100 gms sugar

3 eggs

25 gms corn flour

300 gms jaggery 

Streusel

100 gms each of refined flour, sugar, almond powder and butter

Flavours for Streusel

10 gms each of cloves, star anise, cinnamon, mace and black pepper 

Method

  • Mix together ingredients for the streusel and the spices (such as star anise, cloves, etc.) along with butter till they attain a crumbly texture.
  • In another bowl, add cheese, palm jaggery and sugar and beat until fluffy.  Next, add in whole eggs one at a time and continue beating the mixture.
  • Add cooking cream and corn flour and fold.
  • Take a mould, add the crumbly streusel as the base and the cream cheese and palm jaggery mixture on top.
  • Put the mould in a double boiler and bake at 145 C – 150 C for about 50 minutes.
  • Once done, take it out and allow it to cool.

Rich plum cakes are passé. Try the palm jaggery cheesecake this time!  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

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