Japanese Dessert: Beni Imo Cheese Cake/Violet Sweet Potato Cheese CakePrep: 5~ min Cook: 20 min Servings: 6by Robert-Gilles Martineau133 recipes>
Debra at Hapabento mentioned that she calls her Violet Sweet Poatatoes Okinawa Sweet Poataoes. Actually, Okinawa is famous all over Japan for its Violet Sweet Potatoes/Beni Imo/紅芋 and cakes made with the same! Here is an Okinawa-inspired cheese Cake recipe: Violet Sweet Potato Cheese Cake/Beni Imo Cheese Cake!
- Beni imo/Violet Sweet Potato: 120 g
- Cream Cheese: 90 g
- Cinnamon: １/２~1 teaspoon
- Honey (liquid): 2 tablespoons
- Biscuits: 9~
- Sugra: 1 teaspoon
- Water: 1 tablespoon
- Liqueur of your choice: 1 teaspoon
- Egg yolk for “nappage”: as appropriate
Directions1.-Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Wrap the violet sweet potato into cellophane paper and heat in microwave oven until soft.2.-Prepare the syrup: Mix water and sugar and heat in microwave oven for 1 minute to dissolve sugar in the water. Let cool and add liqueur.3.-Work the cheese cream with a spatula until it has become smooth. Add violet sweet potato (take off the skin and mash it first), honey, and cinnamon in that order and mix well one at a time.4.-Line a mold with baking paper. Line the bottom with crushed biscuit.5.-Pour syrup over biscuit lining and wait until the biscuits have absorbed it.6.-Pour the violet sweet potato cream cheese mix.
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