Complements of homechoice
500ml smooth cream cheese250ml cream, whipped1 tin cherries2 teaspoon gelatine1 packet chocolate chip cookies1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out or 5ml essence½ cup icing sugar¼ cup butter, melted1 tablespoon lemon juice
Blend the biscuits in a food processor until crumbs form. Add the butter and blend again to make the mixture clump. press this mixture into a 20cm springform tin.beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla seeds or essence and lemon juice together until smooth.Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.Spoon the cheesecake filling on top of the biscuit and smooth with a spatula. Refrigerate for 2 hours.Strain the cherries. Heat the liquid slightly, sprinkle the gelatine powder over and mix well. When the liquid has cooled down completely, spoon over the cheesecake together with the cherries.Return to the fridge for a further 3 hours.