3/4cupgraham wafer crumbsof course in Hungary we used other type, we called it haztartasi keksz, but basically you can use any sweet cookie crumbs
1lbdry soft curd cottage cheeseagain, turo the Hungarian cottage cheese isnt the same here in Canada, turo is more dry rather with liquid or creamy
1/2cupthick creamheavy cream
1tspgrated lemon rind
1/2cupfresh sour cherries
Mix the crumbs with sugar, cinnamon and butter. Pat on bottom and side up of a greased springform pan
Press the cheese through a sieve (or food processor - just a few pulses will do) to make it smooth.
Beat yolks, adding the sugar gradually and beating continuously until light and fluffy. Add in cheese. Add salt, cream, lemon rind, cornstarch, vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture. Spread a little mixture over the crust and sprinkle with the chopped nuts. Place cherries on top of nuts then poured the whole cheese mixture.
Bake in a moderate oven (325ºF) for 55 to 60 minutes. When done, open the oven door and leave the cake inside to cool for 1/2 hour.
VARIATION: You can mix cherries into the cheese mixture instead. So crumbs, cheese and cherries mixture, then nuts.