Makes a large dish which
will serve 8 people generously.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Dish: Use a large flan
dish of about 25cm / 9 / 10 inch diameter
15 digestive biscuits
2 oz. / 50 g. soft
margarine or butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
200g packet of full fat soft cheese [such as Philadelphia or shop own-brand]
2 tablespoons icing sugar,
Half teaspoon of vanilla
Small tub [150ml] whipping
Tin of cherry pie filling [or
experiment with different fruit filling]
1. Put the digestive
biscuits in a polythene bag and crush with a rolling pin [or use a
food-processor and blitz to crumbs]
2. Put into a bowl, add
the margarine or butter and blend in with fingers until mixture resembles
3. Add the golden syrup
and mix with a spoon until evenly combined.
4. Put into the flan dish
and press into the base with the back of a spoon to flatten.
5. Put the soft cream
cheese into a bowl, add the icing sugar and vanilla essence and mix with a spoon
until thoroughly combined.
6. Whip the cream and add
to the cheese mixture, folding it in until it is thoroughly mixed in. Pile on
top of the crumb base, leaving a slight gap around the edge.
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