Preparation time: 30 mins
October is a month of celebration for us. Three men of my family have their birthdays. I wanted to make a cheese cake since a long time and I thought my hubby's birthday would be the right occasion. He is anyway not very fond of payasam and other sweets.
Biscuits(choose the one that easily crumbles)-200 gms
Line a 17-18cm(7") sandwich tin with foil, ensuring that the foil overlaps the edges of the tin.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the crumbled biscuits, mix well.
Spread the crumb mixture over the base of the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Chill in the fridge for 15 mins, until firm.
Add about 80ml of cold boiled water to gelatin. Let it sit for 1 hour. Then bring the gelatin to a boil, but do not keep boiling. Cool it. Beat the cheese with sugar. Add gelatin and mix well. Beat the cream separately.Combine the cheese with cream. Place this mixture over the biscuit base and smooth with the back of a spoon and place in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Remove from the tin and peel away the foil. Keep refrigerated for not more than 2 days.
Decorations can vary as per taste. Here I've decorated with chocolate gratings and cherries.