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Turkish Delight Cheesecake

This was a real joy for me to make for two reasons, the first is that it was a birthday cake for a licentious friend of mine and the second is that it is my favourite chocolate of all time. I know its like vegemite…. you love it or hate it!Ingredients
750g cream cheese, room temperature
Rosewater
350g thickened cream
15 turkish delight chocolate bars
300g chocolate digestive biscuits
140g melted butter
4 drops gel colour, pink
250g dark chocolate, chopped
130g thickened cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
65g sour cream
35g icing sugarMethod
Prepare a 20cm springform tin with wax paper lining.
In a food processor pulse the biscuits to breadcrumb consistency. Add the melted butter and pulse again until completely coated.
Pour into your prepared tin and flatten down. Place into the fridge for 10 minutes.
Slice 5 of the turkish delight bars, diagonally and lay on top of the biscuit base.
In a stand mixer add the cream cheese and sugar and beat for a few minutes to combine.
Add the vanilla essence and rosewater a teaspoon at a time, mix in and taste. 2 teaspoons is usually enough, but add it to your taste, rosewater is strong so add a little at a time.
Add the gel colour a drop at a time , you want a nice pale pink colour, one drop at a time until you get the colour you want. Chop 4 turkish delight into small pieces and add to the cream cheese mixture. Whip the 350g thickened cream into stiff peaks and fold into the cream cheese mixture
Pour on top of the biscuit base and tap onto the work surface to avoid air pockets between the base and filling. Smooth the top until flat.
Cover with cling film and place in the fridge overnight.To make the chocolate ganache heat the cream to just below boiling point and pour it over the chocolate. Cover and leave for a few minutes.
Stir until well combined and thickened and glossy.
Now to decorate.Pour on top of the cheesecake and let it run down the sides a little. Use a palette knife to flatten around the edges then a textured edge tool to add a ridged effect.
Decorate with the extra chocolate bars.

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