Strawberry cheesecake

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We received this recipe from Cynthia Ntshangase of Diepkloof, Soweto. She she usually makes this dessert when she has friends over or when she has a party for her child.

Preparation time: 10 min

Setting time: 1 hour or more

Serves 8-12

YOU WILL NEED

BASE/CRUST

1 packet (200 g) digestive biscuits

80 ml (? cup) melted butter or margarine

FILLING

1 packet (80 g) strawberry jelly

160 ml (? cup) boiling water

1 container (250 g) smooth cottage cheese

60 ml (¼ cup) caster sugar

TOPPING

250 ml (1 cup) fresh cream

30 ml (2 tbsp) caster sugar

1 punnet (250 g) strawberries, quartered

fresh mint leaves

METHOD

BASE/CRUST

Crush the biscuits and mix them with the melted butter.

Transfer to a 20 cm loose-bottom cake tin and press to form a firm base.

Chill in the oven until needed.

FILLING 

Dissolve the jelly in the boiling water and allow to cool.

In another bowl, beat together the cottage cheese and caster sugar until well mixed, then gradually add the jelly.

Spoon the jelly mixture onto the biscuit crust and chill in the fridge for an hour or more until set.

TOPPING

Once the cake is set and ready to serve, beat the cream and caster sugar using an electric beater or whisk until thick.

Put the topping in a piping bag and decorate the cake.

Top with strawberries and garnish with mint.

Serve immediately.

TIP: Use a different flavour of jelly to make another type of cheesecake and top it with the relevant fruit.

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