October 8, 2012

Cheesecake made with yogurt

I tasted the delicious variety of The Greek Gods yogurt.  This yogurt is tasty just on its own.  It is also delicious in dips, soup, main course, with vegetables and in desserts.  There are lots of recipes on their site for us to try.
The higher milk fat and the manufacturing process makes this yogurt to have a smooth creamier texture that is different from the other traditional yogurts.  The yogurts are made with organic ingredients.  My children felt as through it was frozen ice cream because of its delicious texture and flavour.

We liked the taste of the traditional plain, honey flavoured, honey strawberry and honey vanilla yogurt as it was unique and flavourful.  This yogurt is a good source of calcium, which is made with fresh pasteurized milk and cream.  The active cultures, probiotics, calcium and vitamin D makes the yogurt a good source for everyone.  Numerous scientific studies have shown the live and active cultures are beneficial bacteria that naturally resides in our digestive health and protects us against number of ailments.  This yogurt contains 5 active cultures; S. thermopiles, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidus and L. case.
This yogurt is available at Whole Foods Ontario, Highland Farms Ontatio, and 98/155 Metro ON stores (in the Natural Dairy Section).

Yogurt is more easily digested even by people who are lactose intolerant.  If people have stomach discomfort, yogurt will ease their stomach.  Children who suffer from diarrhea recover faster when fed yogurt with probiotic cultures.  Research shows yogurt helps reduce the risk of cancer.  

Yogurt Cheesecake
For the crust
1 tbsp melted butter
crushed oreo cookies or graham crackers

Mix the crushed cookies with the butter and refrigerate it for about 10 to 15 minutes or longer until the cheesecake filling is ready.

For the cheesecake
1 1/2 cups Greek honey vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp baking powder

Beat the sugar and egg till creamy, then add the yogurt and flour baking powder mixture.  Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes in a 350F preheated oven.  I kept a bowl of water in the oven so the  cheesecake wouldn't dry fast.
Chill overnight or over 3 to 4 hours before serving.

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