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Desserts using soft fruit
Mon 15-Jun-15
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Our neighbours here have gone to the South of France for 3 weeks, and Bro noticed the birds attacking their cherry trees (they have six mature trees), so I sent them a text and asked if we can pick some. So my Bro has a large bucket that he's taking down there, and possibly some stepladders ....

I adore cherries! mmm.

We had some very hard mini pears last year (only five on the tree this year - drat!) and I bottled them in cognac. The whole family enjoyed those.

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Mon 15-Jun-15
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Thinking about what to cook for the village party on Saturday, I saw this - doesn't it look yummy?

(We're not hosting this year ...)

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Mon 15-Jun-15
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Oh it does, Val, I'd love it.  Sadly, I won't ever make it as it's everything husband hates in a cake.....ground almonds, flaked almonds, glace cherries..... big_laugh ponder

I guess I could make it when we have visitors.....that way I'll get to try a piece without having to eat all of it!

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Mon 15-Jun-15
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I think I would prefer it with fresh cherries, since you have treesful of them, I love Clafoutis...

I'll try that again!

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OOH Val.  That looks delicious!  Might just top the pies I intend to make for dinner tonight with pastry and use the rest to make this recipe!!  Had resolved not to make more cake before we go away BUT ..........laughlaugh

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Toffeeapple said
I think I would prefer it with fresh cherries, since you have treesful of them, I love Clafoutis...

That may be just what I'll do, Toni, I love clafoutis too. 

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Sat 20-Jun-15
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Used the last of last years blackcurrants for pud last night. Cooked in sugar syrup then put inside a crepe, warmed through and served with a good vanilla ice cream! Yum!  

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Sounds very yummy

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Soon be able to make a Gooseberry Fool, as my Bush, is loaded.

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I've just done my first 2 jars of bottled fruits.....I've done it your way, Val.  Our own strawberries sliced in half, layered with sugar and covered with rose (I don't know how to do the accent over the 'e'!) wine, our blackcurrants (picked the first ones today, there are vast amounts more) with sugar and red wine.

How soon do you eat yours, Val?  I know the fruits are already ripe so I guess they can be eaten straight away....but presumably they'd have more of a lovely boozy flavour as time goes by....

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Tue 23-Jun-15
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Sigh...

I'll try that again!

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What?  surprised  Have I made some blonde mistake I don't even know about?  what_the_heck (where's a nail-biting icon thingy when you need one?!  big_laugh)

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No, no, just me being greedy for boozy fruit - sorry honey. big_hug  i_am_hungry

I had an interesting interval at Tesco today when looking for cherries.  I spotted a pack of 400 gr for £3 but, right next to them were packs of 250 gr for £1 - so, I bought three packs of 250 gr for the price of 400 gr... is it me, or is this just plain wrong?

I'll try that again!

Tue 23-Jun-15
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And - you have blackcurrants, I love those, just sweated down a little with a tiny amount of honey and served over yoghurt.  Oh my!

I'll try that again!

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Oh, I see....that's a relief, I thought I was about to be  spork  for some misdeed  big_laugh

Well done on spotting the cherry thing.....supermarkets must think we're stupid roll_eyes

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