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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
Method

For the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 160* (320*F) Fan.
  • In a food processor, beat the butter and graham crackers.
  • Brush some melted butter on the bottom and sides of a 28 cm spring form pan, so that the cheesecake won’t stick.
  • Spread the cookie mixture on to the bottom of the pan and bake for 13-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

For the filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 230* C (440*F) Fan.
  • It is very important that the yogurt is at room temperature when you begin. Put the yogurt in a mixer. Beat with the wire attachment for 2 minutes, until it becomes light, fluffy and creamy.
  • Add half of the sugar and beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, so that all the yogurt is mixed in. Add the remaining sugar, salt, lemon juice and vanilla. Add the 2 yolks, Beat on low, until all the ingredients become fully incorporated.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, again. Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting for each addition to be completely incorporated in the mixture before adding the next. Once it has all been combined, transfer to the pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, making sure not to open the oven door while baking. Once 10 minutes have gone by, turn the heat down to 100* (200*F) Fan. Bake for 1 ½ hours.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Using a knife with a very thin blade and carefully run it along the sides of the pan.
  • Do not remove from pan. Let it cool completely (2 hours).
  • Put it in the refrigerator.
  • Just before serving, top with some honey, chopped walnuts and thyme leaves!
Tip
For the best results, the yogurt should defenitely be strained, Greek yogurt!!
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

309
Calories (kcal)
15 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

14.3
Total Fat (g)
20 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

7.4
Saturated Fat (g)
37 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

36.3
Total Carbs (g)
14 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

28.9
Sugars (g)
32 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

8.5
Protein (g)
17 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.63
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.53
Sodium (g)
9 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.