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Melon Cheesecake

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There's nothing better for the hot summer than a slice of cool melon. Knowing this, and since I'm a big fan of cheesecakes, I decided to try and mix both things. I ended up with a refreshing, sweet cheesecake! Perfect for breakfast or dessert.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients:

-150 gr (5 oz) of plain/butter cookies.
-150gr (5 oz) of butter.
-200ml (7 fl oz)  of cream.
-1 yoghurt.
-Flavorless Jell-o (Enough to make a pint).
-250gr (1/2 lb) of cream cheese (Philadelphia).
-Sugar (2 spoons for the cake and 1/2 cup for the marmalade).
-A ripe melon.

Step 2: Make the base

The first step is to make the cookie crust you are going to use as a base.

- First, grind the cookies untill they are practically reduced to dust.

-Then, put them in a saucepan, add the butter and heat the mix while you stir it until the butter is completely melted and you get an homogenous pastry.

-Finally, cover the base of your springform pan with the mix and let it cool for a bit. It's a good idea to put the pan in the fridge for a while, so the crust gets harder.

Step 4: The Cheesecake

Now it is time to make the "body" of the cheesecake.

Start by putting the cheese, the cream, two spoons of sugar, and the yoghurt in a big bowl and mix them into an homogenous paste.

Then, prepare the jell-o (enough for 1 pint) using as little water as you can and add it to the mixture. Stir until completely blended.

After that, add the grinded melon and stir again.

Finally, put the whole mixture in your springform pan (on the cookie crust) and return the pan to the fridge. Let it settle for, at least, 3 hours. When you take it out, it should have a jello-ish texture.
How unique! I'm not very good with my melons, what type of melon is pictured?
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