07 4 / 2011
I crave a sweet treat after most meals, but the desire is the most intense in the evening. I often can’t control it. If nothing is available I find myself opening a bag of chocolate chips, that were originally intended for cooking, and digging in. It is a horrible addiction & for the most part I have little control. There is little junk food I can refuse. Now that I have gotten that off my chest I wanted to post a recipe I found that is I made the other night when I had one of these urges. Trust me I was extremely satisfied. I recommended making this earlier in the day because it does need to sit in the refrigerator a bit. Enjoy!
Mini Chocolate Cheesecake, Serves 4
1 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1 large egg
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons & 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/4 teaspoons flour
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 wafer cookies, such as Famous (I have also used crushed oreos)
whipped cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place a cookie at the bottom of each ramekin. In a food processor, combine cottage cheese, egg, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, flour, & vanilla. Process until smooth. Divide mixture among baking cups. Bake until fillings are set . Let cool at room temperature in pan on wire rack, then refrigerate 1 1/2 hours (or, covered, up to 3 days).
Source: January/February 2011 Everyday Food