One of my colleagues loved the New York Cheesecake that I baked and had asked me to bake for her family's birthday previously. Unfortunately, the timing wasn't right that time as I had an oversea trip to make.
Lately, she craved for the New York Cheesecake and asked me whether I would bake again. Since I had to go into office to meet up some of other colleagues for lunch, I committed to bake her one the next day given that it didn't take long to prepare for this bake.
However, I realized that my version of New York Cheesecake called for Cottage Cheese which I normally don't keep any stock at home. Since NTUC is just near my house, I decided to make a trip to get. Too bad, it's not my day, I had no luck as the stock ran out that day.
On the following weekend, when I did my routine grocery shopping in NTUC, I was so excited when I saw a tub of similar Cottage Cheese, I grasped it without hesitation. After returning home, I realized I made a big blunder, what I bought was Ricotta Cheese. Aiyo! What a stupid mistake!
Since the Ricotta Cheese had been bought, I had to find a recipe to use it up sooner as its life span was short. As usual, I browsed through the recipes online and finally tracked down one which was from Joy of Baking.com. This is the first time I used Ricotta Cheese for baking, therefore, I had no idea how it would turn out. As a matter of fact, Ricotta Cheesecake tends to be much lighter as compare to Cream Cheese's, this could be the reason most of the recipes I saw online go with fruit topping. I was too lazy to prepare any topping so I just left it plain. Personally, I don't like the texture, it's fluffy, less dense, less creamier, I felt like I was eating custard. Based on what I had gathered, it's supposed to be a healthier dessert but it's not to my liking, I don't enjoy.
Despite some disapointment, I think it's a good try and well ... most importantly, I have finally get rid of the tub of Ricotta Cheesecake !! :P
For those who like lighter cheesecake, I believe this might suit you. For recipe, here you go ..
P.S. I cut half of the recipe since I only had a small tub of Ricotta Cheese. Enjoy Baking!!!