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Cherries in all their forms!
Sun 15-May-11
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Not sure where to post this; here is a selection of cherry based goodies that I made today (except the vodka that I made last year)

 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101501934.....60af9371ed

 

I can post the recipes if you want

 

ps stop droolingbig_laugh

Sun 15-May-11
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wave Mmmmmm Michele, recipes would be very welcome as I have 5 cherry trees & although they are not ripe yet there is going to be loads of fruit this year. The cake looks wonderful. Two of my smaller trees are the Morello variety so I tend to preserve them in brandy & make cherry pies. I also have one which I planted in memory of my grandmother, it's much paler with huge cherries. It had a it's first crop last year & they were delicious.

 

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Sun 15-May-11
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Here are links to the recipes then

 

http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/cher.....-cake.html

 

http://www.squidoo.com/cherry-crumble-recipe

 

The cherry jam and cherry vodka recipes are already on this site

 

The pickled cherries ( not tasted yet, just made to see)

 

900g stoned cherries

around 650g sugar (can go up: down depending on your syrup needs)

600ml white vinegar

zest of one orange and one lemon

cinnamon stick

(other sweet pickling spices as you wish; i used some cloves and mace)

 

pack the cherries into kilner jars; put into a preheated oven at 140° for one hour until just soft (obviously remove the rubber ring)

 

meanwhile heat all the other ingredients in a pan and once boiling boil for around 10 mins

strain and then allow to cool

when the cherries are ready, pour syrup over and then close with the seal on now

 

leave for one month then use

 

I am looking for a cherry sauce recipe now to eat with the abundant duck we have here!

 

Enjoy

Sun 15-May-11
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All sounds wonderful Shelley, I just wish we could have more productive trees. I'd definitely have a go at the jam, cherry jam is my favourite, and although our house is overloaded with all sorts of jams and marmalades, I sometimes have to resport to buying cherry jam to get my hit.

Mon 16-May-11
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wave Michele,

Thank you for the links & recipe. I am definitely going to try the cake the moment I can get my hands on some cherries. I will try to get some at the market this week as mine are far from ripe at the moment. 

 

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Mon 16-May-11
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just eating the last of the cake for lunch (hope the kids dont notice! surprised)  I have a sale on my jams at the mo to offload last seasons' surfeit!

 

do let me know how the baking goes on!

Mon 16-May-11
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Mmm cherries, my favourite fruit I usually only like them fresh or in Clafoutis but having seen your cake...

I'll try that again!

Mon 16-May-11
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shelley said:

 

I am looking for a cherry sauce recipe now to eat with the abundant duck we have here!

 

Enjoy

There's a recipe from Antony Worrall Thompson here.

Another here.

This one from Australia looks scrummy, too.

Though I'm sure, Shelley, that you've found a few too ......  big_hug

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Mon 16-May-11
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thanks BS! I think I will try the second one; do you think It will keep for a while in a jar, like plum sauce??

Tue 17-May-11
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Possibly, Shelley, although using some take-away containers, I suppose it may be possible to freeze, too?

Makes me hungry just thinking about it ........   i_am_hungry

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Tue 17-May-11
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stop drooling it's making the page wet!!eeeksurprised

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Toffeeapple said:

Mmm cherries, my favourite fruit I usually only like them fresh or in Clafoutis but having seen your cake...

 

I made a cherry clafoutis today to use up some black cherries that were getting over-ripe. It was lovely, but I think it would be even nicer with sharper, rather than sweet cherries.

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Mon 11-Jul-11
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looks delish: mmm! drool!!i_am_hungry

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dalek Bloody  spammers!  Be off with you!

I'll try that again!

Tue 2-Aug-11
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But did the prices include the contents ?? big_laugh big_laugh

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