Cream cheese forms the base for many desserts such as cheese cakes and cake frostings. But I couldn’t get it here in Madurai. Once I saw the box of cream cheese at Nilgiris in Coimbatore, I was shocked at the price. So I was going through the web for a nice recipe to substitute cream cheese. Curd cheese is a great substitute for the cream cheese but I came across this recipe at Sharmi’s Passions. The preparation was quite easy and it actually has cheese in it. So when preparing Lemon Coconut Bread for the Baking Eggless group challenge last month, I used this home made cream cheese for the filling and was astonished by the result. It is surely a keeper. You can use it as a spread on breads and crackers by adding a little salt and herbs to it.