Two-Bite Green Tea Cheesecakes

Two-Bite Green Tea Cheesecakes

Two-Bite Green Tea Cheesecakes
Number of Servings:
12

INGREDIENTS

3/4
cup (190 ml)
vanilla wafer crumbs
3
tbsp (50 ml)
unsalted butter, melted
3/4
cup (190 ml)
mascarpone cheese
1/2
cup (130 ml)
cream cheese
1
tsp (10 ml)
matcha green tea powder
1/2
cup (130 ml)
maple syrup
1/2
cup (130 ml)
whipping cream
1/2
cup (130 ml)
champagne or sparkling wine
1/4
cup (60 ml)
water, divided
1
pk
unflavoured gelatin

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease each cup of a mini-cheesecake pan and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together wafer crumbs and butter until crumbs are moist. Divide mixture evenly among mini-cheesecake pan cups and press down. Bake until crust is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove pan to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in bowl of a food processor fitted with blade attachment, blend together cheeses, matcha powder and maple syrup until smooth. Add cream and champagne and process until mixed. In a small bowl stir gelatin over 2 tbsp (30 ml) cold water, let sit 2 minutes. Stir in 2 tbsp (30 ml) hot tap water and stir until gelatin has dissolved. Add to cheese mixture and pulse until fully incorporated. Gently pour cheesecake mixture over cooled crusts. Refrigerate overnight to set.
  4. When ready to serve, run a knife around the outside of each cake to loosen from tin. Gently pop out of pan and decorate as desired.

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