Before my diet days I used to make the most divine tasting Baked New York Style Cheesecake, with a chocolate swirl. It was pure heaven.
So today I wondered if I could maybe make a really low synned version in some way. So off I went on my little experiment.
Okay it is not as good as the real thing, but then we are not going to lose weight by eating the real thing. However I think it is a good enough substitute with very low syns.
Here it is:
Baked Strawberry Cheesecake
15 syns for entire cheesecake
Extra Easy - 2.5 syns per serving (a 1/6 of the cheesecake)
Green – 2.5 syns per serving (a 1/6 of the cheesecake)
Original - 2.5 syns per serving (a 1/6 of the cheesecake)
8 graham crackers (or similar biscuit, at around 120 calories for 4), you need around 60g of biscuit at the least. (12 syns)
2 teaspoons of low fat spread (3 syns)
170g of strawberry fat free yoghurt (syn free one)
300g of fat free soft cheese (or tub of quark)
1/2 cup of sweetener
teaspoon of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 160c or 325f
Put biscuits into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin until it resembles breadcrumb.
Put low fat spread into a bowl and melt in microwave for about 15 secs. Add biscuit crumbs and mix together.
Line a round cake tin (standard size) with baking paper, to prevent it from sticking and making it easy to remove from the tin, or if you have one using a spring form pan.
Empty biscuit crumb into the cake tin and spread around evenly, then press down firmly until the entire base is covered with a thin biscuit crumb layer.
Place in fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.
In a large mixing bowl, add the yoghurt, eggs, fat free soft cheese (or quark), sweetener and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are all mixed together.
Remove cake tin from fridge and pour the mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
Place in the oven and bake for approx 30 mins or until the cheesecake becomes puffy around the edges but it still very soft in the centre.
Turn off the oven but leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool.
Chill well and then loosen the cheesecake from the sides of the tin using a small palette knife. Serve well chilled with fresh strawberries on top.
You can do all sorts of different flavourings for this, by using different flavoured yoghurt or maybe even adding chocolate options (or similar) to the cheesecake mixture. Obviously that will make it more syns.
Let me know what you think of it, if you give it a try :), especially if you try different flavourings