I love when the cherries arrive on special offer in the Supermarket and that time has arrived – Happy days !! I do go a bit mad and buy a lot but at 59c a punnet who wouldn’t ?
And although I love cherries and would just eat them raw until my stomach ached. I resist and I do put them to good use.So here are my 3 favourite fantastic Cherry Recipes
The first thing I usually make is Cherry Pie Filling.
Cherry Pie Filling
- A cup water
- 1 tbsp cherry juice (optional)
- 200g sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 5 cups cherries, pitted
The How to
- Chop your pitted cherries and place in a pan with the water, sugar and almond extract.
- Mix your cornstarch with cherry juice or water into a paste and add to the pan
- Bring the cherry mixture to the boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Pour into clean jars and when cooled store in the fridge for up to a month or if you wish to keep longer put it in the freezer in a freezer-proof container – as this contains cornstarch it can not be canned. PRINTABLE RECIPE HEREYou can make a large Cherry Pie or if you prefer you can make Hand Pies
Cherry Hand Pies
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup ground almond 2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 16 tablespoons butter, cold
- 3/4 cup ice water
- Cherry pie filling
- Whisked egg for egg wash
The How to Bit
- Mix the flour, ground almond sugar, and sea salt in a large bowl.
- Work quickly and shred the butter into the flour mixture.
- Mix with fingertips until the butter is well incorporated and the mixture has a sandy texture.
- Drizzle in most of the water, turning and gently pressing dough until things stick together.
- Add the remaining water if need.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gather into 2 balls. Flatten each ball into a small disc, wrap tightly with cling film, and chill for an hour
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
- Take out one of the balls and roll out to about 50mm and cut out circles using a small plate or bowl as a guide. Only cheap avodart dutasteride take out the second ball as it needs to be kept chilled.
- Put 2 tablespoons filling into each round (tip out any excess liquid as you scoop the filling).
- Wet edges, fold dough over into a half moon, and carefully seal the edges, first with fingertips and then with the tines of a fork. Use extra dough to patch any holes that might arise.
- Using the egg wash brush the pies and pierce with a fork so steam can escape.
- Place on the tray and into the oven and bake for 15 mins or until golden brown,Allow to cool slightly or they will be radioactive and serve with Vanilla ice-cream or if you on a total Cherry kick you could serve it with my Vanilla, Cherry Chocolate Ice-cream.PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE
Vanilla,Cherry Chocolate Ice-cream
- 1 carton of double cream
- 1 tin of evaporated milk
- 2tbsp caster sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla Essence.
- Chopped cherries I used approximately 1/2 a punnet
- Dark chocolate chips
The How to
- Whip your Double Cream with the caster sugar and Vanilla until thick
- Add the Cherries and the Evaporated Milk and Mix well. If you want a really cherry flavour you could add cherry syrup, if not it will be Vanilla with a hint of Cherry.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and place in a freezer container.
- Place in a freezer and leave overnight.Serve in a cone or with chocolate cake and cream for a “black forest gateaux” type dessertPRINTABLE RECIPE HERE
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Hope you like these recipes and just remember cherry season doesn’t last long so enjoy it while it is here.
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