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  1. If you like Black Forest Gateaux and you like Cheesecake then this one is for you. It’s super easy to make, no bake and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

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    250g Digestive Biscuits
    80g Melted Butter
    500g Mascarpone Cheese
    150g Icing Sugar
    250ml Fresh Double Cream
    Jar of Bonne Maman Cherry Compote
    Handful of small chopped chocolate (I used uneaten Galaxy Easter Egg)
    4 Flakes chopped

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    Grease the bottom and lower side of a 9 inch springform tin so the biscuit base doesn’t stick but obviously you can use a smaller tin and reduce the ingredients if you wish.

    Bash up the digestive biscuits or put them in a food processor to turn them into fine crumbs. Melt the butter and add it to the biscuits, mix well and press firmly into the prepared tin. Use the chopped chocolate to create a layer on top and push it into the base slightly before placing it in the fridge.

    Whisk up the double cream so it has increased in volume but don’t let it go too thick (like I’ve done before).

    Beat the cream cheese and slowly add the sieved icing sugar. Mix until it’s light and fluffy and then gently fold in the cream.

    Put the cream cheese mixture on the cheesecake base and then I dolloped some of the compote juice on top of the cheesecake and using a cocktail stick make some swirls in the mix before putting back in the fridge for a good few hours until I was ready to serve.

    Just before serving, pour the jar of cherry compote on top of the cheesecake and add chopped flakes all over to make it extra yummy. Serve with or without ice cream and enjoy.

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    If you love chocolate and caramel then you could also try our Twix Cheesecake!

  2. Sandpolo saddles up for record breaking attendance as it reaches a 15-year milestone.  The British Beach Polo Championships, otherwise known as Sandpolo, celebrates its 15th anniversary on 8 - 9 July 2022.

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    The event, which has grown to become a highlight in Dorset’s social summer calendar, has introduced the thrilling sport of Polo to a new and much wider audience who can watch the agility and skill of players and ponies up close and personal in the beach arena.

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    The boutique weekend is ever-evolving and it has also grown international acclaim with visitors from all over the world and become synonymous with luxury global brands like Moët & Chandon and Land Rover.  The two-day event today, which attracts 8,000 people, is still based on the original principle of being Polo driven, with a broad range of tickets from Hospitality and VIP to General Admission.

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    The entertainment off the pitch is vital to its success, with glamorous parties on both nights enjoyed by players and supporters alike.

    This year, Friday night welcomes ‘Boogie on the Beach’, a Soul, Motown and Disco event featuring legendary act The Real Thing, whilst Saturday’s closing party, named Encore, features the 14-piece Ibiza Classics Orchestra alongside Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B OBE and an array of DJs.

    For more information and tickets, please visit Sandpolo.

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