Rich Cheesecake Dessert (Pashka)
100 g glacé cherries, chopped
½ cup (125 ml) Van der Hum or sherry or black tea
1 x 250 g Ina Paarman’s Lemon Flavour Cheesecake Mix
¾ cup (180 ml) cold tap water
250 g medium fat cream cheese
1 cup (250 ml) fresh cream
½ cup (125 ml) flaked almonds, lightly toasted
1 T (15 ml) grated lemon rind
violas or other edible flowers
Spray a 1 litre mould very well with non-stick spray. Alternatively use an empty 1 litre yoghurt container.
Microwave the cherries in the liquor, sherry or black tea for ± 30 seconds and allow to stand while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
Sprinkle the Cheesecake Mix over the water and beat until well blended with an electric beater. Add cream cheese and beat again until smooth. Using the same beaters, whip the fresh cream in a separate bowl until firm and fold gently into the cheesecake mixture using a spatula or metal spoon.
Fold in the soaked fruit (and any remaining soaking liquid), almonds and lemon rind.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared mould.
Turn out on a round platter, garnish with berries and edible flowers.
Toast with vodka!