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A simple cheesecake made from cottage cheese, not cream cheese. It's lower in calories and fat than the average cheesecake. Serve with fresh berries or your favourite topping.
Makes: 1 20cm square cheesecake
50g unsalted butter
85g digestive biscuits, crushed into crumbs
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
450g cottage cheese
3 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
125g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Melt butter in a 20cm square dish. Stir in biscuit crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Pat over bottom and onto sides of dish. Set aside.
- In a liquidiser, combine cottage cheese, milk, eggs, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, 130g sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared base.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until filling is firm. Allow to cool completely.
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A very nice cheesecake with a traditional baked texture. It would be good to have a calorie count with the recipe. I used lime juice rather than lemon juice for a bit more zing.
- 12 Jun 2013
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