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  • 175g double chocolate chip cookies, (choc cookies with choice chips)
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 500g mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp kirsch
  • 200g milk chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 200g plain chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 20 cherries in kirsch, plus some of the syrup from the jar for decorating (we used Opies – available on Ocado)


  • 200g plain chocolate, melted and cooled


  • STEP 1

    Whizz the biscuits to crumbs in a food processor and mix with the melted butter. Press the biscuit mixture into the base of a 20cm springform tin.

  • STEP 2

    Beat the mascarpone with the vanilla until smooth. Very softly whip the double cream with the kirsch then mix with the mascarpone. Finally, fold in the melted chocolates and cherries.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon into the tin, swirl the mix a bit on top (see pic) so you leave indents for the cherry syrup to go on top, and chill overnight.

  • STEP 4

    Make the chocolate collar following the steps below.

  • STEP 5

    Serve with some of the syrup from the jar and extra cherries if you like.


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