Monday, November 25, 2013

Delicious Cheesecake From The Greek Yogurt Cookbook

The Greek Yogurt Cookbook by Lauren Kelly has over 125 nutritious recipes. Although, my family and I enjoy yogurt we barely eat it on its own. However, I find when I incorporate yogurt into our food such as in desserts or savoury dishes it gets eaten. Greek yogurts are different from traditional yogurt because it goes through an extra straining process that removes excess sugars and liquids. Some historians think yogurt was found accidentally far back as 9000BC when milk was stored in warm climates and it fermented resulting in yogurt. 
This Greek Yogurt Cookbook is full of delicious recipes and ideas for us to incorporate Greek yogurt into our breakfast, brunch, appetizers, smoothies, entrĂ©es, side dishes, salads, pasta and desserts. There are lots of health benefits in yogurt such as calcium, protein, minerals, vitamins and probiotic cultures.
I found many recipes that are interesting, which I am looking forward to make. We really enjoyed this cheesecake recipe from this book.
crust
1 cup graham cracker or cookie crumbs
1/2 cup butter melted
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar

Mix all the ingredients together and press it into a greased 9" pie pan and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 325F oven. 


cheese cake

3/4 cup brown sugar 
1 pkg or 8oz cream cheese
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 eggs
berries optional for topping

Mix the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed. When the mixture is almost smooth add the eggs on low speed and continue to beat on low speed until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into the pie pan and bake for about 45 to 60 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

The middle will not be completely set. Cool on the counter for at least 1/2 hour and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight before serving it cold with berries or sprinkled with cocoa powder.

I always leave some water in an oven proof bowl when the cheesecake is baking so it doesn't become dry.


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33 comments:

  1. I'm in Canada - and I love tzatziki! :)

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  2. I live in Canada!
    I have made a cheesecake with greek yogurt before, and it was fantastic! Yours looks great too!

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  3. We live in QC, Canada & have never cooked with yogurt before, we do love eating it tho! And your cheesecake recipe sounds and looks delish so I'm definitely going to have to try :)

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe from my cookbook! I am so glad you liked it :)

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  5. I am in Canada. I have mostly made desserts with yogurt. I quite enjoy adding yogurt to banana bread.

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  6. I live in Canada. I use yogurts in my Indian curries.

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  7. the cheesecake looks delicious...

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  8. I loved the book, to bad i'm far away...
    The cheesecake sounds so deliciously good....
    Kisses
    Rita

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  9. OH my word that looks delicious! I love the coco pattern on the top, it loos so pretty too!

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  10. So delectable cheese cake made with greek yogurt.

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  11. Cheese cake sounds yummm!! Beautiful pics :)

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  12. Very tempting recipe... Drooling here...

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  13. I live in AZ USA! I make a adobe chipotle pepper 'cream' sauce for fish tacos with greek yogurt...goes with everything actually :)

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  14. I live in Canada. I like making pastries with yogurt.

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  15. Looks too good. cheese cake is my fav.

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  16. I bet the yogurt gives this cheesecake a lovely tang. Nice recipe.

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  17. I live in Canada. I make a yummy corn bread with yogurt in it.

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  18. I'm in Canada. I've made smoothies, tzatziki and baby food.

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  19. That looks truly restaurant style dessert. Very nice. I will be visiting my daughter soon. Will attempt this there !

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  20. That looks amazing! Now I'm hungry...

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  21. I live in Canada and have baked a lot with yogourt and used yogurt as a substitute for sour cream in some dishes.

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  22. I am in Canada. We have used it in Fajitas instead of sour cream. And in other pasta dishes too.

    SueSueper Sue

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  23. Canada and hubby just made a squash soup today that had greek yogurt stirred in at the table--it was so yummy

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  24. I am in Canada. I have never actually made any meals with yogurt but I substitute plain greek yogurt for anything that calls for sour cream! ( baked potatoes, veggie dips) We all like it better then sour cream and I don't feel guilty when I pile it on my plate!

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  25. I live in Canada and I have not gotten creative with yogurt! Tzatziki sauce and that is about it!

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  26. Wow this looks yum,love the clicks,happy to discover your space,visit me sometime too :)

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  27. lovely want to see the final over all look of the cheese cake :( .. it is looking too god :)

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