Sunday, March 09, 2014
I have been craving cheesecake for a few weeks, so looking for ways to make it low carb. I finally found a recipe to start with, dropping the crust and substituting Truvia for the Nutrasweet they called for. I set everything up, put my cheese in a mixing bowl and on the mixer stand. I fixed the gelatin mixture to put in it. Then I turned on the mixer to whip the cheese and ingredients other than the gelatin mixture. Nothing. Tried again. Nothing. So I was hitting the end of the mixer to get the cheese out of the beaters and it turned on. Okay, so it's going to work. So it kept speeding up, just about throwing the entire bowl off the stand. Not good, so I turned it off. It keep going and speeding up more. Tried again. Same result. I had to turn off the extension it was plugged into (since it didn't work in just the outlet).
So off to find a new mixer. Walgreens had a sale on small appliances, but no mixers when I went there. Target had Kitchen Aid mixers at $300, but I don't have the money for something like that so had to go all the way to Walmart and found one there. Had to get more gelatin since I knew the gelatin I had dissolved wouldn't be good for mixing when I got back.
Finally got back, started the gelatin over, got the new mixer out and the beaters ready to go. Put the gelatin mixture in with the cheese mixture and turned on the mixer. Well, it worked, but threw gelatin mixture all over the table. Poured the entire mixture into a pie pan.
Gosh, I sure hope the cheesecake will turn out.
RESULT: It didn't turn out like the fluffy ones like I wanted, but did firm up and tastes okay. I didn't use quite enough Stevia, so it really needs some berries on it. But it is good enough to eat and rich tasting enough to not eat too much at once. Next time I will try the egg whites that were mentioned on one of my teams.