Gourmet soft cheese gateau with cherries 

Gourmet soft cheese gateau with cherries

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Difficulty:moderate
Preparation:90 min
Ready in:330 min
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Ingredients

For servings

For the base
1 ⅞ cupsgluten-free cookie crumbs finely crushed
0.5 cupsbutter melted
For the filling
3 ⅜ cupscream cheese
¾ cupsAlmond flour
¾ cupssuperfine caster sugar
1 ½ teaspoonsAlmond extract
3eggs
1 ½egg yolks
1 cupsSour cream
For the topping
3 cupsRed wine
1 ½ tablespoonssugar
1 ½Cinnamon stick broken
1 ½Cardamom pods crushed
1 ½ pinchesground Cloves
1 ½ pinchesgrated Nutmeg
3 cupsCherries pitted
To decorate

Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 170°C (150° fan) 325°F gas 3. Butter a 20cm|8" springform cake tin.
2 Mix together the biscuit crumbs and melted butter and press firmly into the base of the tin.
3 For the filling: beat together the cream cheese, almonds, sugar, almond extract, eggs and egg yolk until smooth. Add the soured cream and beat again. Pour over the biscuit base.
4 Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is golden brown and firm around the outside but with a wobble in the centre. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Chill for at least 4 hours.
5 Put the wine, sugar and spices in a pan and simmer for about 10 minutes until a thick syrup forms. Stir in the cherries and leave to become cold.
6 Spoon the cherries on top of the cheesecake and sift icing sugar over the top.
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