Banana Coconut Cheesecake

  • 8 oz chocolate chip cookies
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/2 superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut flavored liqueur
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 1/2 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 packet gelatin
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 banana
  • lemon juice
  • a bit of melted chocolate
Directions1. Place the cookies in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Put in bowl and mix with butter, stirring until well coated. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 8 inch springform pan with the bottom of a glass.
2. Beat together the cheese and superfine sugar until well combined, then beat in the grated coconut and coconut flavored liquer. Mash the 2 bananas and beat them into the cheese mixture. Melt the dark chocolate and beat it in until combined.
3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a heatproof bowl and allow to become sopngy. Place over a pan of hot water and stir until dissolved. Stir into the chocolate mixture. Whip the cream until just holding its shape and fold into chocolate mixture. Sppon over the cookie base and chill until set.
4. To serve, carefully transfre to a serving plate. Slice the banana, toss in the lemon juice and arrange around the edge of the cheesecake. Drizzle the melted chocolate and allow to set.

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