To serve, float the cheese on top of the soup, enjoy! Yours is so much easier to make also. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sorry for the obviously silly question, but do u bake the crust together with the cheesecake? 1/3 cup all-purpose flour. For the base: Your favorite graham cracker crust (I used a half recipe of this one, swapping out toasted walnuts for the pistachios) For the filling: 250 gr / 1 cup labneh (lowfat or full-fat; storebought or homemade), room temperature Fish - from my fabulous local fish supplier, see below for more details - 4 times a week Lentil salad with cherry tomatoes, capers, scallions and roast chopped nuts Strawberry and asparagus salad with Wildwood balsamic vinegar b. @Sylva T. I am so happy to hear you liked it! Bisous Hm, I wouldn’t call it gelatinous — mine was creamy although less rich than a traditional cheesecake because labneh does have less fat. I must say, Joumana, you are one of the most creative cooks I know….this is just brilliant. But I can’t drink a glass of milk or eat a normal ice cream cone without unfortunate consequences. This improves the texture of the cake and makes for easy slicing. I have a convection oven and precisely because the cookies are already baked, I did not want to end-up overbaking them. You should see at least a cup of whey in the bowl. Though of course, I’m a bit nervous about the raw eggs in the batter… But not THAT nervous . I really, really love labneh, so I know I’d love this. Oh, and as far as desserts go, it’s quite healthy! @MaryAthenes: Je crois que le labneh est égoutté plus longtemps, en tout cas, il est comme la crème fraiche en consistance, très épais. 1. . ), whole-milk yogurt drained overnight. very dear Joumana 2. It’s awesome that I now found an official recipe for a real cheesecake hehe , I love the use of Labaneh here. My daughter reconciled me with the idea of making cheesecake using labneh (which is drained yogurt cheese). Cheesecake is a very popular dessert, suitable for almost any occasion, from a family get-together at the holidays to a formal dinner. Press the nut mixture into the tin. Mix the nuts, nut butter and dates in the food processor, add in the melted coconut oil to bind. This looks SO good! Tasty recipes this Halloween, use all the flesh, stringy bits & Seeds of your pumpkin! Slow cooker – Add one extra cup of water, cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Oops, there was an error sending your message. Line the base of a 25cm springform tin with parchment paper. Thanks a lot. No SOUR taste whatsoever. If I use fat free greek yogurt, do you think the labneh would still taste good and have a pleasant texture? I love French onion soup but it isnt something I often eat. I used 12 cookies to fill the bottom of the pan. @Ksenia @At the immigrant’s table: the eggs are baked and therefore cooked. I’ve been lactose-intolerant for 20 years. ). Taste of Beirut started as a blog in 2009 and its main purpose was to share my beloved Lebanese heritage with the world through recipes, anecdotes, and cultural tidbits. Your cheesecake looks wonderful, Joumana, and it must be so much lighter in calories than our traditional New York style cheesecake. 5. Line the pan with the cookies. A healthy recipe from my cooking classes, Chicken & broccoli bake, ideal for batch cooking and freezing, Comforting toor dal that is great to freeze, How to make Elderberry tonic for its immune boosting benefits. Wondering why the extra baking sheet underneath? Add in all other ingredients (except the bread and gruyere). A tasty winter meal where you don’t need to spend much time in the kitchen! To make the filling, whisk the labneh with the honey and vanilla. Strained Greek yogurt can be a delicious accompaniment to cake, and even added to whipped cream for extra flavor; so it seemed like it was worth a shot. It is also possible to brown the meat first if you like. Line the cake pan with baking paper. looks great! It also went over well with people that aren’t lactose intolerant — a good sign in my book. 1 1/2 tablespoon grated orange or lemon rind Tips: Zero waste stir fry - use up any veg and stir fry with onion, ginger and garlic for a tasty side dish chicken/burger/steak night can always be done on BBQ if weather is good with peppers, mushrooms & aubergine I always aim for half a plate of veg at each dinner Make once, enjoy lots - I do this for Dahl, lentil salad, pasta sauce etc. She had made delicious labneh bars (a few years ago she used to look at me and smirk “don’t ever expect me to enjoy cooking”) And I love that it’s easy too, especially how the base is just lining up cookies. It will take 1-2 hours for the onions to break down and caramelise and then continue with point number 2 onwards. Lately, though, I’d been pondering the idea of using labneh — or yogurt cheese — as the basis for a cheesecake I could eat. , @Alicia, Foody cat: Hope you try it someday and let me know what you thought! , MAgnifique ! I didnt quite get it. @fatooma: Stands to show that inventions are born out of necessity! 75g raw honey. 3. She had made delicious labneh bars (a few years ago she used to look at me and smirk “don’t ever expect me to enjoy cooking”) I don’t mind your questions, it actually helps me analyze what has become intuitive over the years! 2. Pour the yogurt (full-fat if possible) and let it drain overnight. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I want to share tips and ideas to help anyone else out there not wanting to cook but who values nutritious meals. Doing some practice candy ma, In November, this is how we roll. Not a silly question. I am Joumana Accad and was born and raised in Beirut. thank u!!!! 1.5- 2 hours in total) 7. Spread top with salted caramel sauce (or your topping of choice), slice, and serve. Foxrock, Dublin 18, Ireland [email protected] 087 6646445. 31-Day Healthy Meal Plan Our 31-day calendar of meals and tips shows you how to cook more and love it with fun, family-friendly meals that come together quickly and deliciously. Grease the slow cooker with butter or ghee. However, following the Covid Lockdown which we have all experienced together with the recent death of my father I seem to have lost my Mojo lately! . Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. All rights reserved. My daughter reconciled me with the idea of making cheesecake using labneh (which is drained yogurt cheese). Bake for 20 minutes or until the cake is golden all over and feels set. Variations : You can use other cuts of lamb, or add in other root veg like turnip, it can be thickened with cornflour if necessary.