Zero Carb Cheesecake
Although it didn’t make it into my list of top foods I miss on the Carnivore Diet, I do really really love a proper baked New York Cheesecake. So when I stumbled upon a recipe for a zero carb version, I couldn’t not give it a try right?
I tried making zero carb ice cream back in week 6 of this journey, which didn’t go all that well to be honest, so this could be a bad idea! You gotta try these things right? Who knows, I may discover the holy grail of zero carb zen foods! Probably not Haha!
Following the recipe, I was actually surprised by how easy this cheesecake was to make. It basically just requires putting the ingredients in a bowl and mixing them until smooth and creamy, before putting in a preheated oven.
What I didn't realise, was just how long cheesecake takes to cook, and when I say cook, I actually mean cool. After an hour and ten minutes in the oven cooking, you turn the heat off and allow it to slowly cool down in the oven using the residual heat for an additional three hours, before transferring it to the fridge overnight. It’s basically a 24 hour process!!!
The following day I took it out of the fridge, and cut a slice. I was blown away by the texture. It was actual cheesecake! I took a bite, and was almost blown away… For a split second, this was proper cheesecake, but then after that, it was just kind of ‘meh’. It could have been my conversions of American measures to metric went squiffy and got the ingredient ratio slightly off, or what I rather suspect, it just wasn’t sweet enough! With that being said, it was definitely edible, and I ate the whole lot over a few days.
I’m not sure if I’d go so far as to say this was a fail. I’m probably going to try making this again at some point, but paying closer attention to the ingredients. An interesting thing, however, is that whilst eating it, I felt like I was eating all the carbs, and therefore gain a crap tonne of weight… I still lost weight, so that was a win, and it’s also satiated any dessert cravings I had going on, at least for a while!
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