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Matcha No-Bake Cheesecake

Last night, I had a dinner gathering at my friend Jolene’s place. It was a potluck dinner so Simon was going to roast a duck. I didn’t want to “fight” with him for use of the oven so I decided to try – finally – a no-bake cheesecake. I got myself a box of premium green tea powder while I was in Taipei a couple of weeks ago so I really wanted to make something using it.

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Pineapple Cheesecake with Coconut Cream and Roasted Pineapple

I’ve always loved the combination of pineapple and coconut because it reminds me of the beach and the cocktail pina colada. There’s just something so fun and carefree in the flavor. I created this cheesecake for a dinner party.

Flavor Notes:
Crust: To give the crust a touch of spice, I added some ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice to it.
Cake: Besides the creaminess of the cheesecake, shredded pineapple was mixed into the cake for flavor and sweetness.
Roasted pineapple: Roasted with a bit of salt and cinnamon to give the cake a bit of an “adult” taste.

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