My kids love cheese cake and when I attempted to make my first one it was exciting to noteΒ how easy it was to make with just 4 ingredients. My ambitiously lazy self always looks for ways to make easy, low-calorie desserts without compromising the flavors. This weekend I am making some more cheesecake for a friend’s birthday and am going to add some pumpkin for fiber and color πŸ™‚

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Cheese cake reminds me of a dessert which Goan’s make called Posu. It is made with cows Colostrum,Β itΒ is the first milk the cow gives after it has given birth. To that sugar, nutmeg and a hint of turmeric is added and then steamed for 15 -20 minutes to form a thick pudding. Chilled and enjoyed. I love this sweet. It is a rare treat Β in Goa as colostrum is not sold in stores. You need to know a generous farmer who would share it. We were lucky Β enough growing up to know one. Three generations of farmers had delivered fresh milk to my family. By the time we were in college the milk-man (dudkar) had stopped coming. Last time I visited Goa my Madrinha(God-Mother) had made some and I enjoyed every bit of it.

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Serving Size: 9″ Round

Ingredients:

2 packs of 1/3 fat cream cheese

1/2-3/4 cup organic sugar

1 tsp of vanilla

2 room temperature eggs

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Sour Cream Topping (optional)

1.5 cup sour cream

1/4-1/2 Β cup sugar

1/2 tsp of vanilla

Directions:

Heat oven to 350F

Cream the eggs and sugar first. Next add the cream cheese and vanilla.

Pour in a 9″ round greased pie dish. Bake for 30 minutes till you see a golden brown edging and the toothpick comes out clear.

Cool and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2hrs.

If topping with sour cream whisk the 3 ingredient well. Spread the mixture on a cooled cheese cake and then chill for 2-3 hours before serving.

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Enjoy as a light dessert. Great for parties as you can make it a day early.

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