Home
Welcome

Please select your city:


Username
Password
Remember
Click here to register
Forgot Password?
     
Move to Turkey
Relocation Companies
Where To Stay
Hotels, Aparts, Suites
Learn Turkish
Instructors, Courses

Member interviews
What about yours?
Lisa from Kadıköy
Sarah from Sisli
Claudia from Fenerbahce
Nilgün from Suadiye
Aaron from Çekmeköy

From Members' Pen
Members' columns
Be a Correspondent
A Weekend Escape to Edirne
Siirt in Istanbul
Lemon Cheesecake
A Visit to Aya Yorgi and Heybeliada
Angelique´s Latest Trips
Advertisement Advertise here/Buraya reklam verin

Forums
Moving to Turkey
Relocation
Law & Legal
Health
Money affairs
Vehicles (Cars, boats, motocycles etc)
Communications, electronics, media
Children / Les enfants
Pets
Turkish Language
Tourism / Travel / Sightseeing
Educational Topics


e-coupons

Free newsletter

Your Name

Your Email

We will send regular newsletters to our members who have signed up for receiving it during the registration. In 'mymerhaba' newsletter, our editorial staff provides updates, with regard to any information related to places worth visiting, viewing, or otherwise worth knowing, for those who care to know more....

Lemon Cheesecake

Forks in cheesecake
By Leela Cyd

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a cooking course at the wonderful Istanbul Culinary Institute. The 2-day workshop was entitled, "Intro to Pastry" and it was an informative, inspirational and delicious experience.

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite desserts we made -- a bright Lemon Cheesecake. My feelings on cheesecake are if it isn't completely perfect, it's not worth eating -- too dry, too sweet, too huge, too 'gluey' and pasty on my tongue . . . usually cheesecake falls prey to one of these problems. But when it's right, it's so right! This recipe and result yielded a collective sigh and gastronomic pleasure silence from my classmates and I upon tasting this, the perfect cheesecake.

 I'm now a convert, believing in cheesecake once more and its power over my palette. I have the best recipe I cannot wait to make again when coming back to Portland, in our future home -- outfitted with an oven. My parents got married with a cheesecake and I was told it was delicious. Perhaps this recipe is one to rival their own celebratory confection, some 38 years ago. Best of all, it's not a fussy indulgence -- easy to make and guaranteed to wow. It's nice because you can make it the day before a gathering, allowing time for relaxation the day-of. Lemon cheesecake is a perfect treat to end an early-Spring meal.

Lemon Cheesecake (serves 10-12)
3 c soft cream cheese
1 1/2 c thick (Greek-style, strained) yogurt
2/3 c cream
1 c sugar
1 vanilla bean
6 eggs
zest from one lemon
1/4 c flour
2 c digestive biscuit crumbs (crush about 1/2 of a large packet of cookies to get this amount)
1/4 c almond flour
1/2 c butter
pinch of salt

Method:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 C). Melt the butter and mix together with powdered biscuits, almond flour and salt. Press into a medium-large spring form pan. Bake crust for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool.

Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and cream. Add the eggs and to the cream cheese mixture, one at a time, while whisking. Then add flour, vanilla bean and lemon zest. Mix until everything is evenly incorporated. Add the cheese mixture to the cookie shell. Bake for one hour at 325 (165) degrees, until cheesecake is set. Chill for at least 5 hours before serving.




A Weekend Escape to Edirne
Siirt in Istanbul
Lemon Cheesecake
A Bus Tour to Antakya
A Food Trip to Antakya
A Jazz Night in Ankara
A Visit to Aya Yorgi and Heybeliada
Afternoon at Camlica
Ah Istanbul!
Alanya Properties
Angelique's Ankara
Angelique´s Latest Trips
Breathwork Therapy
Cheap Shopping in Istanbul
Çiçekli Bahçe Motel
Defining Feng Shui
Dinner at Ortaköy
Driving to Fethiye from England
Flying Broom by Sara
How to Maximize Your Rental Potential
Golf in Bodrum and More
Gümüşlük - Bodrum
Gündogan - Bodrum
Kathy's Thomas
Letter from Istanbul
Living in Çıralı
Moments from the Summer
Ms. Who's Apollon Temple
Mystery Solved
Pastoral Life in Yaniklar Village
Reiki
Remmick's Watch Repairer
Smiley's Blacksea
The Blue City of Ms. Who
The Pomegranate - A Gift from Heaven
The Three Graces
The Warm Heart of a Megapolis
Thousand Years of Culture
Turkish Delight
Vacation in Fethiye
Your Property in Turkey not Selling
Birsen's Horizons
Fred's Trip Logs
Bahar's Views on...
Business World
From Members' Pen
Interviews with Members
Moms & Kids Corner
Pets with Dr. Demirel
The archives of The Guide
The Archives of Turkishtime
Teen's world

Latest comments about this article

 By senem  23.3.2010

Congragualtion this was wonderful cheecake receipt I cooked and I was happy...

Would you like to add your comment about this article? Click here!


Editor's Picks

Dried Fruit Shops Small shops called Kuruyemişçi are found throughout town and in each neighborhood. more...

How to tip Here are some clues on tipping in Turkey... Who to tip and how much? more...

Alexandre Vallaury - Architect Alexandre Vallaury was born into a Levantine family in İstanbul in 1850. Apart from the years he spent on architecture education in Paris, he lived in İstanbul for the rest of his life. more...

Catholic Churches in Istanbul The list of Catholic Churches serving in Istanbul. more...

Nahıl Store, Istanbul December is the month of gifts…Nahıl at Beyoğlu offers you unique handicrafts and interesting objects and products. more...

Kartalkaya Kartalkaya ski resort is located southeast of Bolu, in the North west of Turkey in the pic-turesque pine forests of Köroğlu mountains. more...


Latest Articles
Istanbul Music Festival
Ankara World Music Festival
Izmir European Jazz Festival
Puppet Days in Izmir
!f Istanbul 2017
CRR Jazz Feb.
Opus Amadeus Chamber Music Festival
Bilkent Chamber Music Days
Akbank Guitar Days
Chrismas Masses in Istanbul 2016






 

From Members' Pen
A Weekend Escape to Edirne
Siirt in Istanbul
Lemon Cheesecake
A Bus Tour to Antakya
A Food Trip to Antakya
A Jazz Night in Ankara
A Visit to Aya Yorgi and Heybeliada
Afternoon at Camlica
Ah Istanbul!
Alanya Properties
Angelique's Ankara
Angelique´s Latest Trips
Breathwork Therapy
Cheap Shopping in Istanbul
Çiçekli Bahçe Motel
Defining Feng Shui
Dinner at Ortaköy
Driving to Fethiye from England
Flying Broom by Sara
How to Maximize Your Rental Potential
Golf in Bodrum and More
Gümüşlük - Bodrum
Gündogan - Bodrum
Kathy's Thomas
Letter from Istanbul
Living in Çıralı
Moments from the Summer
Ms. Who's Apollon Temple
Mystery Solved
Pastoral Life in Yaniklar Village
Reiki
Remmick's Watch Repairer
Smiley's Blacksea
The Blue City of Ms. Who
The Pomegranate - A Gift from Heaven
The Three Graces
The Warm Heart of a Megapolis
Thousand Years of Culture
Turkish Delight
Vacation in Fethiye
Your Property in Turkey not Selling

Focus On
Birsen's Horizons
Fred's Trip Logs
Bahar's Views on...
Business World
From Members' Pen
Interviews with Members
Moms & Kids Corner
Pets with Dr. Demirel
The archives of The Guide
The Archives of Turkishtime
Teen's world




Rhythm of Town

Events calendar
Valentine's Day
Istanbul Live
This Weekend in Istanbul
Ankara Live
This Weekend in Ankara
Social Clubs in Ankara
Restaurants and Cafes in Istanbul
Restaurants and Cafes in Ankara
Sightseeing in Istanbul
Sightseeing in Ankara
Various Discoveries
Best of...
Art and Culture in Istanbul
Art & Culture in Ankara
For Kids - Istanbul
For Kids - Ankara
Hobbies Istanbul
Hobbies Ankara
Sports
Biletix System
Films on cnbc-e


Turkeywide

Turkish Ruins
Mount Ararat Trek
Seeing the Truth
Filmekimi 2016
Sustainable Living Film Festival
Festival on Wheels
!f Istanbul 2017
Puppet Days in Izmir
Izmir European Jazz Festival
In Other Cities
Baksı Museum
It´s Time to Take Pictures!!
Photo of the Month
Inside Out in Istanbul
Sand Sculpture Festival
Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats
Impossible Fairies - Out Now
Istanbul Contemporary Cuisine
Changes on Work Permit
New Year
Turkey's TOP 10s
Anzac Day
İzmir Wild Life Park
Antalya State Opera and Ballet - March
Izmir State Opera and Ballet - March
Registration of Canadians Abroad
News From The Expat Harem
Latest Amendments in Land Registry Law


Events Calendar

<< Feb 2017 >>
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Shopping
Shopping in Istanbul
Shopping in Ankara
Product showcase
Shopping corner

Weather

Istanbul

Ankara



Advertising/Reklam
Add "mymerhaba" to my favorites | make "mymerhaba" my homepage
About "mymerhaba"
| Thanks to | Contact Us | Links | FAQ
copyright "mymerhaba" All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer 5 or greater with minimum 800*600 resolution

powered by IDserv