But, I'd rather call it a cheesefake because it's actually made of yogurt, instead of cream cheese. It's actually really low fat and low in sugar! <3 YAY. I modified it a little, but visit the site (click on the marg cheesecake) and show some love! I kinda have a rant.. but I left it for the end. The top in the picture is chocolate
Makes 5 tarts.
Ingredients for the filling:
- Plain, vanilla yogurt: 16 oz or two cups.
- half a lemon
- like a spoonful of zest
- half a lime
- half an orange
- coffee filters (8)
- wire mesh strainer and large bowl for draining.
- half cup of sugar
You have to pour off the liquid that collects in the bowl every hour for 3 hours. Then you check after 2 hours, then after a couple. Then, at the 12 hour mark, scoop out all the stuff in the filters into a new set of filters. TRUST ME! It's important to drain out as much liquid as possible. It make it more "cheesecake-like". After 12 hours, it'll be done. One way to know that it's done is that you'll be able to peel the coffee filters away from the yogurt when you put the yogurt in a bowl.
Set aside and make your tarts
Ingredients for tarts:
- 1.5 cups of graham cracker crumbs. (about 6-8 crackers put in the blender)
- 1/4 cup of butter, melted<-- GOTTA USE THE BUTTAA
- muffin or tart pans (dollar store tins that bend are better)
- a bar of chocolate
Note, please use butter. I tried it with olive oil and it just crumbled. I don't think it has the fat that butter has... so the crumbs might not stick together as well. Once it's cool, spread some melted chocolate in the tart. Cool in the fridge until the chocolate is hard. Then pop them out of the tins and spoon yogurt inside.
You can do this with different kinds of fruits! I made mine with an entire lemon but it was too sour >< So remember kiddies (and others), only half a lemon.
RANT TIME. I changed the color to blue so people don't get confused. Today, I gave my BF a tart to try, and he was like "oh okay i like it". Then later, I find out that he wasn't *that* crazy about it..
Well.. why don't you tell me beforehand? I *HATE* it when people don't tell me the truth when I ask. As long as you aren't an asshole about it, I appreciate your comments. Seriously. How else do I improve my cooking? Just say "there is too much lemon". Granted, men aren't that picky. Most of them will shove anything down their throats, provided that it's food and they're hungry. Still, when I ask for your opinion, give me your friggin' opinion. I rather have you "hurt" my feelings than be like "EVERYONE TRY THIS YUMMY THING" when it's not optimally yummy at all. Seriously.
Like for example: I gave my bf some tarts to take home because I thought he liked them. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM THAT MUCH, DON'T TAKE IT HOME TO SHARE WITH THE FAMILY. DON'T FREAKING EMBARRASS ME LIKE THAT IN FRONT OF YOUR GODDAMN PARENTS.
Really homefry? Really bro? Are you going to do that to me? I'd rather eat it myself than his parents to think that I'm a complete fail. Mind you, they don't like me that much already. But that probably has more to do with my makeup and such.
Anyway, enjoy this recipe! See you next time.