What is nicer than a good cheesecake? A baked Greek yoghurt cheesecake, topped with fresh berries bursting with flavour? Not a lot, for sure.
But, here’s a little secret: this recipe is not a cheesecake at all, technically speaking. Not one tiny little teaspoon of cheese to be found anywhere. Which leads to a quandary: what happens when it looks like a cheesecake and tastes like one but isn’t?
Seriously, I wish I had the time to worry about this kind of thing. Who cares what it’s called? All you need to know is that it is dee-lish-ahs!
Don’t get me wrong, it is absolutely gorge, but don’t go making it with the thought that it is going to taste like a regular cheesecake. It doesn’t. It is made with Greek yoghurt and while it is creamy, the yoghurt gives it a slightly denser texture.
The crust is gluten free with no refined sugar and it doesn’t have a traditional cookie crumb type consistency.
But again, it tastes amazing. So let’s not preoccupy ourselves with what a cheesecake should taste like, eh? Different should never mean bad. It’s just different.
The topping is beautiful, fresh from my garden, blueberries with a touch of honey to sweeten them. That’s it.
Like the majority of my recipes, there is no fannying about in the kitchen with horrendously difficult instructions or weird ingredients.
Most experts will tell you that to make a good cheesecake, it needs to placed in a water bath (which always makes me giggle because I imagine desserts lazing around in a bath-tub), which is fine, if you want a silky smooth, perfect cheesecake.
But life’s not perfect, and as this is me (and more importantly my recipe), I’ve never done it. Just saying.
If this has you writhing in your seat, wringing your hands in frustration at my culinary anarchy, I’m not telling you not to do it, just what I do; so please, whatever makes you happy (also makes me happy). If you are all for an easier life like me (aka a lazy bugger), follow my method.
I’ve got amazing blueberries growing in my garden right now, but you could seriously top this with anything you liked. Or even leave it entirely naked, if you wished.
The cheesecake is fairly small, baked in a 18cm (6″) tin and serves 6-8 people.
If you like healthier cheesecakes, check out these 10 most exquisite cheesecakes (you will never believe are healthier).