Chocolate & cherry cheesecake
Serves: 10 Prep: 25 min Cook: 1 hr 20 min Cost per serving: 72p
300g chocolate- chip cookies 75g butter 2tbsp cocoa powder 600g cream cheese 125g caster sugar 200ml buttermilk 2 eggs 4tsp vanilla extract 3tbsp cornflour 350g canned cherries Chocolate curls, to decorate 1 Grease and line a 23cm springform tin. Preheat oven to 150C/gas 2. Crush cookies. Melt butter in a pan, stir in cocoa and cookies. Press into tin then chill. 2 Mix cream cheese, sugar, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Put cornflour in a bowl, add 2⁄3 of the cherries and mix. Stir into the filling. Pour over the base. 3 Put baking tin in oven. Bake cheesecake for 1 hr 20 min. Cool for 2 hr. Put cherries and swirls on top. To freeze: Cool undecorated cheesecake, wrap in film and foil, freeze. Thaw at room temperature, then decorate.