Winter came to Sydney this weekend with a cold, wet and wild couple of days. It was the perfect weather for staying home and cooking. I tried out some new recipes with fair to middling success including this cheesecake.
I love sour cherry and cream cheese strudel and thought the combination of flavours would be great in a cheesecake. Using this Ukrainian recipe for inspiration, I adapted my usual cheesecake recipe. I used a combination of cream cheese and dry cottage cheese in the filling and folded through some Morello cherries.
I decided to jazz up the cheesecake with a walnut crumble topping.
I was a bit disappointed because the cheesecake looked a bit 'blah' when I took it out of the oven.
The cheesecake tasted great with the walnut crumble topping but I wasn't happy with how it presented, so consider this cheesecake a work in progress. I think I know how to make it better so when I've worked that out, I'll share the recipe with you.
I hope you all had fabulous weekends, in spite of the weather.
See you all again soon.