Whole Sour Cherries
- A wonderful gift to a friend or yourself!
I love discovering new and exciting produce to enjoy. Verita Vita do the job for you by saucing the best produce from around the world. The team were kind enough to send me a few things to try. I have started with the Sour Cherries as I love the colour and decadence of them.
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Sweet and tangy flavour of cherries with every mouthful.
A real treat for your taste buds – just spread on some toasted bread , use on freshly baked scones , yummy on toasted panetone bread, add to pancakes, add to cheese boards , use as toppings to cakes and cheese cakes, or use with roasted turkey , duck and game meats . Wonderful accompaniment to pate and terines. Your only limitation is your imagination . Enjoy it !!!
I find the sour cherries really versatile and they work with so many things.
I enjoyed them with my chick pea pancake and my porridge.
Texture, flavour and colour
Like adding magic to my breakfast
My absolute favourite thing to make with the Sour Cherries so far has been sour cherry fudge brownies. I’m not even kidding when I say I had to give them away as gifts as I was eating them every day! Completely addictive. The sour cherries and chocolate work so well together. It is a match made in heaven. Also, it gave the brownies an amazing texture. With the cherries running through the brownie it was a delight in a bite.
Getting ready to bake
Just out of the oven
450g Caster Sugar
375g Dark chocolate – melted and cooled
225g Gluten and wheat free flour
35g Verita Vita Sour Cherry
6 free range eggs
Live a roasting tin with baking paper and pre heat your oven to 165/Gas mark 3
Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool.
Mix the eggs and sugar together and slowly add the chocolate and butter liquid mix. Mix in the flour ( thoroughly)
Finally stir through the cherries, saving some to drop on top of the mixture.
Bake for 35/40 minutes. You want the inside to be slightly gooey.
Ideally leave over night to develop the taste and fudgy texture.
Sour cherry Brownies. A great gift
Welcome to my new addiction!