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Strawberry Tofu Amazake Cheesecake



Season for strawberries!

For this month's recipe in Naturopathy (magazine), I made strawberry tofu cheesecake. I used Amazake, a traditional sweet drink made from fermented rice, for sweetness.

Preparations :

  • Press the tofu to remove enough water for at least 30 minutes.

  • Fold a dishcloth in half and Place the folded cloth on the cutting board. Then, place the block of tofu on the cloth. Place another cloth on top of the block of tofu, and place another cutting board, bowl, or plate on top of the block of tofu. If needed, place the bowl or another cutting board on top of the top layer of paper towels . You can use paper towels instead of the kitchen clothes.

  • Preheat oven to 350F

Ingredients :

<Crust>

1 cup Whole wheat flour

A pinch of salt

3 tbsp Raw honey

4 tbsp Olive oil

2 tsp or more Unsweetened almond milk

<Strawberry tofu cheese filing>

450g Soft tofu

1/2 cup Brown rice amazake (or white rice amazake)

- a pinch of salt

- tahini or olive oil 1 Tbsp

- strawberries 1 cup

- kudzu (arrowroot) 30g

- squeeze lemon juice 2 Tbsp

- finely grated lemon zest 1 tsp

<Strawberry sauce>

1 cup Strawberry

1 tbsp raw honey

5-6 strawberries for topping

Instructions:

1. whisk together the whole wheat flour and salt in a medium bowl.

2. whisk together the honey and olive oil in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the flour and mix it well. If the dough is dry, add almond milk to smooth it.

3. Press the dough into a cake pan's bottom and bake for 15 minutes.

4. Wash and hull strawberries. Add strawberries to a food processor and blend until smooth. Mix kudzu and whisk until dissolved. Pour it into a pot.

5. Blend tofu, amazake, tahini (or olive oil), and salt in a food processor until smooth.

6. Add tofu filling in a strawberry and kudzu puree in a pot.

7. Turn the heat to medium and whisk constantly until the mixture comes to a slow boil and thickens.

8. Take off the heat and add lemon juice and lemon zest.

9. Pour into the baked crust (5) and let chill for more than 2 hours in a refrigerator.

10. To make strawberry sauce, wash and hull strawberries. Add them to a food processor and pour honey over thes. Blend until smooth. Serve with the strawberry tofu cheesecake.

Posted on April 24th, 2019

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