*GOAT CHEESE AND YOGURT CHEESECAKE..

January 20, 2014

GOAT CHEESE AND YOGURT CHEESECAKE..

FOR THE CRUST:yogurt-cheesecake-800x1065
180 g shortcake biscuits, crushed to crumbs
80 g  unsalted butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING:
525 g  goat cheese, softened
200 g cream cheese, softened
85 g superfine sugar
200 g (nonfat) Greek yogurt
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

honey for garnish

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine crumbs and butter and stir until fully incorporated.
3. Line a 20 cm cake pan with parchment paper and very lightly grease pan.  Add crust mixture and press evenly into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
4. Place goat cheese, cream cheese and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined .
5. Scrape down sides of bowl an add yogurt until just combined. With motor running add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in vanilla and beat until no lumps remain.
6. Pour filling over crust and smooth top (filling should reach the top of the pan).
7. Carefully place mixture into a roasting pan and place in the oven. Carefully pour warm/hot water into the side of the roasting pan until the water reaches halfway up the side of the cake pan.
8. Bake cheesecake for 45 to 55 minutes or until center is still slightly wobbly.
9. Remove from oven and water bath and allow cheesecake to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife along the edge of the pan to ensure cheesecake doesn’t stick to sides when removing from pan.
10.  Allow cheesecake to cool for an hour. Place cheesecake in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 6 hours.
11. Once cheesecake has completely chilled, run a knife along the edge again.
12. Drizzle the top with honey, slice and serve.

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P.S. A bit of a celebration this time.. it is my 100th post.. so a special cake for special event. :) So this is the cheesecake I bragged about on FB.. it was so delicious and soft and lovely and the honey gave it a perfect finishing sweetness that goes so well with goat cheese.. I saw this recipe a while ago and i was saving it for some special dinner and it came during these past Christmas holidays.. anyhow.. make it.. it is perfect..

Enjoy, k.

recipe from http://www.spoonforkbacon.com

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