November 7, 2023

Have you ever wondered why Japanese style cheese tarts are so popular?

Have you ever wondered why Japanese style cheese tarts are so popular?

In the recent years Japanese style cheese tarts have taken the world by, and for good reason. These delicious treats originated in Japan and have since spread to many countries, making it a popular dessert worldwide.

What are Japanese style cheese tarts?

Japanese style cheese tarts are small, individually sized tarts that are filled with a creamy cheese filling. The filling is made with a combination of cream cheese, whipped cream, and eggs, resulting in a smooth and velvety texture that is both rich and light.

The crust of the tart is made with a flaky, buttery pastry that is similar to a shortcrust pastry. The crust is lightly sweetened and provides the perfect base for the rich and creamy cheese filling.

How did Japanese style cheese tarts come about?

Japanese style cheese tarts were first introduced in Japan in the early 2000s by a bakery chain called Pablo. The bakery quickly became known for its delicious cheese tarts and expanded to locations throughout Japan.

In 2011, the Japanese cheese tart trend began to spread to other countries, including Hong Kong, where it quickly became popular. Today, Japanese style cheese tarts can be found in all over the world, including Singapore, where it has become popular amongst younger generation.

How to make Japanese style cheese tarts?

Making Japanese style cheese tarts at home is easier than you might think. Here is AceTek’s fast and simple recipe to get you started:


For the crust: 330g Cake flour 120g powdered sugar 150g Butter (unsalted, cold and cut into small pieces) 1 Large egg  For the filling: 300g cream cheese, room temperature 70g Butter 70g castor sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 40g heavy cream 1 tbsp lemon juice 20g Corn starch
Instructions: In a large bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Add the egg and mix until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.Preheat the oven to 180°C.On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter or a cup to cut out circles of dough and place them into a greased muffin tin or tartlet moulds.In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the heavy cream and lemon juice and mix until smooth.Pour the filling into the prepared crusts, filling them about 2/3 full.Bake the tarts for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set.Remove the tarts from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.  

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