Late Night Cooking Series Part 3: Baking Cheesecake in my Panasonic SDS BM 105T Breadmaker 深夜食堂第三話:麵包機也可以烤起司乳酪蛋糕!

As many of you know, my love for my Panasonic bread maker knows no bounds. Since its purchase nine months ago, the novelty has not worn off, and it’s still one of the most heavily used appliances in my kitchen. I use it mainly for baking basic breads, but lately, I discovered that you can bake a variety of desserts with it too.  Initially, I wasn’t really interested in these additional functions, because I have a pretty well stocked kitchen with all sorts of tools and appliances.  But every once in awhile, a bread machine produced cheesecake emerges on my Instagram feed, and I’m curious enough about both the process and results to try it for myself. The ingredients needed are fairly basic: for the cheesecake base, you need cream cheese, milk, sugar and an egg, and some flour.  For the crust, you can use either graham crackers or digestive biscuits.  Since graham crackers aren’t easily available in Taiwan, I used digestive biscuits. A few of the recipes I researched had just the cheesecake, and no crust! But for me, a cheesecake without a crumbly crust to go with it, is just like a bathroom without a door.  Or a car without wheels. Ok, you get the idea.
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Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • Digestive biscuits 60 grams (about 3-4 crackers)
  • Unsalted butter 25 grams

For the cheesecake:

  • Cream cheese (cut into cubes, softened) 250 grams
  • 1 egg
  • Sugar 35 grams
  • Flavorings (optional) vanilla, or lemon juice, or lemon zest
  • Flour 20 grams
  • Milk 70 cc

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English Recipe Translations Basic Bread for the Panasonic SD-BMS 105T Bread Maker

A few months ago, I wrote a review about my experience using the Panasonic SD-BMS 105T Bread Maker, and I am so surprised that it is one of the most read posts on this blog!  As you know, my main issue with the machine is that I couldn’t find the instruction manual in English. One helpful reader, Adam, found the pdf version from a similar machine released in Hong Kong, and thankfully it’s in English! The wording in the manual is a little grammatically incorrect and there is definitely some confusing word choice, but it’s enough for me to gain an even better understanding of the machine and the ingredients. I love this machine for its ease of use, and I thought I would provide some translations so more people can use and enjoy this bread maker.

In this post, I would like to share with you the basic bread recipe for white bread.  I make this the most often in my kitchen, and I just vary it by adding in dried fruits, such as raisins or cranberries, or nuts such as walnuts or flaked almonds or pumpkin seeds.

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I had one fairly adventurous run with chocolate bread, but I only tried it once because I realized that I liked chocolate cake better 😀

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