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Zodiac Kitchen


June 21 - July 22

Cancer is the shy and protective sign of the Crab. It is associated with the watery Moon and the Queen of the Night who governs all things mysterious, maternal and emotional. Like the Moon and tidal rhythms, Cancerian moods fluctuate in a magical world of imagination. Family life becomes a safe base for these lovers of privacy and security, who also love useful objects, and anything they can recycle.

The Home Lovers of the Zodiac are addicted to cream and a creamy cheesecake with strawberries is a cooling counter-balance to lift their mood, refresh and comfort. Your Cancerian friends will be over the Moon with this baked Strawberry Cheesecake.



  • 75g (3oz) margarine, melted
  • 225g (8oz) digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 225g (8oz) low fat soft cheese
  • 50g (2oz) castor sugar
  • Grated ring of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150ml (¼ pint) whipping cream, whipped
  • 350g strawberries, hulle

Method of preparation

Mix together margarine and biscuits and turn into a 20-23cm (8-9inch) flan dish. Press the mixture firmly over the base and up the sides. Chill. Cream together cheese, sugar, lemon rind and eggs. Fold in cream and pour over base. Bake in preheated oven 180°C, 350°F, Gas No.4 for 25-30 minutes. Cool. Decorate with strawberries.





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