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Ingredients 16 items

  • 1 cup tea biscuits or 100 g, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 100 g or ½ cup sugar
  • 125 ml or ½ cup Water
  • 1 cup dried dates or 200 g, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup liquid cream or 250 ml, chilled
  • 1.5 cups cream cheese or 300 g
  • 1 tin Nestlé® Cream or 170 g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1.5 tablespoons gelatine powder dissolved in 4 tablespoons hot water
  • For the date jelly topping:
  • 1 tablespoon gelatine powder
  • 85 ml or 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 65 ml or ¼ cup date syrup
  • 85 ml or 1/3 cup cold water

How to prepare

  1. Combine biscuit crumbs, butter and honey. Rub the ingredients using fingertips. Press the biscuit mixture over the base of 20cm loose bottom cake pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, place the sugar, water and the chopped dates and bring to boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then set aside to cool to a room temperature.
  3. Whip the fresh liquid cream for 5-6 minutes or until it is almost firm and set in the fridge.
  4. Beat cream cheese, Nestlé® Cream, vanilla and the cooled date mixture until they are well combined. Add the whipped cream to the cheese mixture and mix to combine all.
  5. Pour the dissolved gelatin over the cheesecake mixture with constant stirring.
  6. Pour the cheese mixture evenly over the prepared base and place in the fridge for ½ hour or until its almost firm.
  7. Strain and pour the date jelly topping over the top and set in the fridge for 3 hours minimum or until its firmed and easy to slice.
  8. To make date jelly topping: Place the gelatin and the boiled water in a mixing bowl, stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add the date paste and the cold water and stir.

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