Cherries here, Cherries there, Godshill Cherries everywhere!
6 Jul 2013
Our fabulous, freshly picked juicy Godshill Cherries are now ready and available in the shop.
Smooth, plump and perfectly formed, a fresh bowl of cherries never hangs around for long,and their delectably distinctive flavour makes them a good match with most meats. Try lightly poaching with orange juice and a little sugar and serving with good quality chocolate ice cream for a black forest pudding. Delicious in a clafoutis, tantalising in a tiramisu, super in a strudel or perfect in a pie. Also wonderful in a granita with a splash of kirsch and makes a gorgeous cherry compote too! Cherries are also a delicious addition to many meat dishes.
Try this quick and easy desert. Just double the quantiies to serve 4.
Cherry Fool: Makes 2 dishes
200g cherries pitted
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbls caster sugar
1/2 tsp fresh vanilla (optional)
200ml double cream, very cold
50g icing sugar
1. In a small saucepan, combine the cherries, lemon and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes until the fruit breaks down and some pink foam rises to the surface. Remove from heat and let cool completely. At this point, you can puree the fruit for a smooth fool, or leave it chunky.
2. Once the cherry mixture is completely cool, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Stir in the icing sugar and continue beating until slightly stiff peaks hold their shape.
3. In a small bowl, stir together the fruit mixture and whipped cream. Divide between two dessert dishes and serve with a mini shortbread if desired.
Note *This is especially scrummy if allowed to chill in the freezer one hour before serving.
For a 'Cherry Mess' just add crushed meringue to the dessert dishes before topping with the cherry and cream mixture.
For more tasty Cherry recipes::
Cherry Clafoutis http://www.farmerjacks.co.uk/our-blog/cherry-clafouis/
Cherry Pie Recipe http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/baking/cakes/cherry-pie-recipe
Cherry Ice Cream http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/10529/cherry-ice-cream.aspx