Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Recipe For Weight Gain Over The Holidays (Am I Serious?)

I totally am. It's Christmas, you gotta let loose a little :)

People think I'm some sort of machine when it comes to food and that I don't have cheat meals (when in fact I do) and eat boiled chicken and broccoli all day (surprisingly it actually quite good if you add the right spices but that's another newsletter for another day).

I'm not perfect when it comes to eating as it's not even necessary to get really good results. (I bet you were relieved to hear that.)

I thought I'd share with you a dessert that is my absolute favourite: Cheesecake Supreme! I treat myself to enjoying multiple cheesecake slices over Christmas :) I bet you will enjoy it and enjoy knowing that I am human and do have at least one indulgence (as some of my clients already experienced at our Christmas party a few weeks ago).

It's called Cheesecake Supreme. Cheesecake in my books is the ultimate desserts as it's like a meal

Caution: this is NOT a health food and will result in weight gain if abused ;) 

Cheesecake Supreme

    * 1-1/2  cups  finely crushed graham crackers
    * 1/4  cup  finely chopped walnuts
    * 1  tablespoon  sugar
    * 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon (optional)
    * 1/2  cup  butter, melted
    * 3  8-ounce packages  cream cheese, softened
    * 1  cup  sugar
    * 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
    * 1  teaspoon  vanilla
    * 1/4  cup  milk
    * 3    eggs, slightly beaten
    * 1/2  teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
    * 1  recipe Raspberry Sauce (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For crust, in a bowl combine crushed graham crackers, walnuts, the 1 tablespoon sugar, and, if desired, the cinnamon. Stir in melted butter. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, the 1 cup sugar, the flour, and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in milk until smooth. Stir in eggs and, if desired, lemon peel.

3. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. Place the pan in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes for the 8-inch pan, 35 to 40 minutes for the 9-inch pan, or until a 2-1/2-inch area around the outside edge appears set when gently shaken.

4. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen the crust from sides of pan; cool for 30 minutes. Remove the sides of the pan; cool cheesecake completely on rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving. If desired, serve with Raspberry Sauce.

5. Makes 12 slices

6. Water Bath Method: Prepare crust as directed. Place the crust-lined springform pan on a double layer of 18x12-inch heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bring edges of foil up and mold around sides of pan to form a watertight seal. Prepare filling as directed and pour into prepared pan. Place in a roasting pan and pour enough hot water around pan to reach halfway up the sides. Bake as directed. When done, edges of cake will be set but center will jiggle a bit when pan is gently shaken. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to sit in oven for 1 hour (cheesecake will continue to set up during standing time in oven). Remove from water bath and cool and chill as directed in step 4.

7. Sour Cream Cheesecake: Prepare as above, except reduce cream cheese to 2 packages. Omit the milk and add two 8-ounce cartons dairy sour cream. Bake 45 to 50 minutes for 8-inch pan (40 to 45 minutes for 9-inch pan).
Per slice: 439 cal., 33 g total fat (18g sat. fat), 133 mg chol., 30 g carbo., 288 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 7 g pro.

8. Chocolate Marble Cheesecake: Prepare as above, except omit lemon peel. Melt 4 ounces semisweet chocolate. Stir the melted chocolate into half of the filling. Pour plain filling into the crust; pour chocolate filling into the crust. Use a narrow metal spatula to gently swirl the fillings. If desired, garnish with chocolate shavings.
Per slice: 473 cal., 35 g total fat (19 g sat. fat), 137 mg chol., 34 carbo., 1 g fiber, 8 g pro.

Nutrition Facts

    * Calories426,
    * Total Fat (g)32,
    * Saturated Fat (g)17,
    * Monounsaturated Fat (g)10,
    * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)3,
    * Cholesterol (mg)138,
    * Sodium (mg)303,
    * Carbohydrate (g)29,
    * Total Sugar (g)18,
    * Fiber (g)1,
    * Protein (g)8,
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