August Sweet Treats

13 08 2010

cherry clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

August brings with it the last of the cherries, so make the most of them with this traditional, elegant yet amazingly simple French dessert.

eton mess

Eton Mess

Summer’s not Summer without Eton Mess … Make yourself popular with the kids by whipping one of these up whilst British strawberries are still abundant.

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Fruit-in-the-Spotlight: Cherries

16 05 2010

ooh what a pavlova!

In 2010, National Cherry Day is Saturday July 17th.

Cherries are a short-lived, summer treat. They can be either sweet or sour, depending on the variety so check before you cook with them as you’ll need sugar for the sour ones! But the sour varieties make better jam.

In the past, the stones were used in bed-warming pans, and the cherry was grown primarily for medicinal purposes rather than to eat as a fruit.

Nutritionally, they’re a good source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, iron, potassium and magnesium and are fast on their way to becoming a “super-fruit”.

Click through for our guide on how to buy, store, freeze and cook cherries. In particular, we’re delighted to bring you two brand new recipes donated generously by FoodLoversBritain.com:

as well as our recipes for: