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Old 27-01-2004, 12:57 AM
Dee Randall
 
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Default Need ideas of how to put cherries to use

I have purchased a number of glass jars of cherries (and a few jars of
plums) that are pitted and size 24 oz. and very light syrup.

I have boiled down the cherries and added a cobbler-type/ biscuit-type
recipe to the top to make a simple cobbler, baking it in the oven.

Does anyone have any ideas so that I can use my cherries (or plums) simply?

Thanks,
Dee




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Old 27-01-2004, 06:59 AM
Viviane Buzzi
 
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Dee,

check out www.theage.com.au - Tuesday's paper always has a foodie section
and today's had "what to do with cherries" - how to eat and drink them. The
recipes are always fairly simple but usually pretty good.

cheers
Viviane

Another idea might be my recipe below for a chocolate cherry pound cake...I
usually get good reviews when I make it:

Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake


Ingredients:


250g unsalted butter, room temperature

250g sugar

4 large eggs (250g)

180g plain flour

60g unsweetened cocoa (Valrhona)

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 Tablespoons Kirsch

@ 1 cup milk or buttermilk*

1 2 cups fresh pitted cherries



Preparation:



Pre-heat oven to 180C. Line a 22cm springform (or plain) cake tin with
baking paper and butter & flour as normal.



Beat together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy and sugar is completely
incorporated.

Whisk together the eggs, add to the sugar and butter mixture and beat on
medium speed until smooth.

Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder.

Add half the dry ingredients to butter mixture and beat on low speed until
smooth.

Add the Kirsch and milk/buttermilk followed by the remaining flour mixture.

Fold in the cherries.



Pour the batter into the greased and lined cake tin and bake in the centre
of the oven for about 1 1.25 hours or until a cake skewer inserted into
the centre comes out clean.



Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to
cool completely.



Decorate dusted with cocoa or icing sugar.

Alternatively, melt a little white couverture and pipe in a criss-cross
pattern on the top of the cake.

Serve plain or with Kirsch flavoured whipped cream.





* If using buttermilk, you could substitute 1 teaspoon baking powder and
teaspoon baking soda for the baking powder in the recipe.





"Dee Randall" deedoveyatshenteldotnet wrote in message
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I have purchased a number of glass jars of cherries (and a few jars of
plums) that are pitted and size 24 oz. and very light syrup.

I have boiled down the cherries and added a cobbler-type/ biscuit-type
recipe to the top to make a simple cobbler, baking it in the oven.

Does anyone have any ideas so that I can use my cherries (or plums)

simply?

Thanks,
Dee





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Old 27-01-2004, 08:59 AM
Lorena
 
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Wow, that recipe for Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake looks like it's to die
for!! Before I make it, could you let us know if the texture of that pound
cake is slightly fluffy, dense, or very dense? From the baking powder, it
looks like it's slightly fluffy?

Thanks!


Another idea might be my recipe below for a chocolate cherry pound

cake...I
usually get good reviews when I make it:

Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake



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Old 28-01-2004, 10:46 AM
Viviane Buzzi
 
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Lorena,

it's not super light and fluffy but it's not dense and heavy either.
The texture is reasonably light but is quite rich and buttery as you'd
expect a pound cake to be.
It is quite yummy, I must say. Very nice served with a little cream or
vanilla yoghurt for dessert (oh yeah, chocolate sauce flavoured with cherry
brandy doesn't hurt either).

cheers
Viviane

"Lorena" wrote in message
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Wow, that recipe for Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake looks like it's to die
for!! Before I make it, could you let us know if the texture of that

pound
cake is slightly fluffy, dense, or very dense? From the baking powder, it
looks like it's slightly fluffy?

Thanks!


Another idea might be my recipe below for a chocolate cherry pound

cake...I
usually get good reviews when I make it:

Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake







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