The perfect cheesecake


My absolute favorite dessert since I was a teenager is well-made cheesecake. It is a very refreshing and delicious dessert. It does not contain a lot of sugar and can be even considered healthy (that is what tell myself). In all honesty, the cream cheese that is often used contains lots of vitamin A and fat which we all need in moderation. The recipe is easy, and you do not even need an oven.   

Here is my favorite recipe that I came up with.   

You will need one pack of Oreo cookies, 75g of butter, 400g of Philadelphia cream cheese, 4 gelatin sheets, 3tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2dl of whipped cream, and 2 tablespoons of boiling water.  

For the topping, you will need 2 jars of mango sauce (the one for the babies and any flavor of your choice), 2 gelatin sheets, and 2 tablespoons of boiling water.  

  1. Crush the cookies with the melted butter and spread the baking paper on the bottom of the springform pan. Then spread the mixture evenly in the pan.   
  1. Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for 5min.  
  1. Mix sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and cream cheese. Whisk the whipped cream until it’s smooth.  
  1. Melt the gelatin sheets with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Add it then to the cream cheese mixture.   
  1. Add the whipped cream to the mixture and mix them thoroughly.   
  1. Pour the mixture into the pan quickly, spread evenly, and put it in the fridge for 5 hours.   

The topping:  

  1. Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for 5min.  
  1. Boil 2 tablespoons of water, add the sheets and the mango sauce.  
  1. Mix properly and put the mixture on top of the cake and let it sit in the fridge for another 2 hours.  
  1. Be patient and enjoy! 

Text and pictures by Marian Keinan