Dessert

CHERRY CHEESECAKE

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Crust

75g butter

16-20 digestive biscuits

Filling

2 deciliters milk

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

50-75g sugar

200g unflavored soft cream cheese (eg Philadelphia)

200g fresh cream

1 tspn vanilla sugar

2 eggs

A satchet of Dr. Oetker’s Vegegele (or two heaped teaspoons of vegetarian gelatin)

Topping

About 250g cherries

A satchet of cherry vegetarian jelly crystals

Put the digestive biscuits in a blender.

Melt the butter.

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Add the melted butter onto the biscuits and blend.

Pour the mixture onto a springform pan, about 25cm across.

Smooth flat with the back of a spoon.

Make sure it is evenly spread throughout the base.

Add the gelatine to boiled hot milk, stir until dissolved. Put in the blender.

Add the cheese and cream to the blender.

Add the cornstarch, sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs.

Blend well. Pour out the smoothly blended mixture onto the biscuit base.

Place in the oven at 150 C, for just long enough that the cheese filling sets, but not long enough that the surface browns! About 15 minutes should do it.

Wash the cherries, remove the stems and stones, cut the cherries in half.

Place the half-cherries onto the surface of the cheese filling.

Make the jelly, pouring the crystals into boiling water and making sure all the powder has dissolved.

Pour the jelly slowly and carefully onto the surface of the cake.

Place in the fridge for at least four hours, longer is better.

When the jelly has done its work, run a knife lightly around the edge of the pan, then remove the sides from the base carefully.

Slice and serve while cold

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