Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cherries anyone ?

Aren't you tempted by these cherries ? I saw them in Costco in the beginning of summer and picked a box of it. I guess we ate half of the sweet yummy juicy cherries in 2 days... The rest just sat and sat. But how much of cherries can you eat ? And they do go bad soon...

So I tried 2 dishes with it. The 1st was a glaze that I had seen on Food Network. It was so simple, it was done in 5 min. The 2nd one I tried was a cherry crisp. The cherry crisp wasn't such a success - at least it didn't look good and felt kind of chewy! So I tried again, with a store bought crisp mixture. Again, not so good. The final one is what I have posted and tasted real good...


Cherry Glaze


Ingredients

1 cup of pitted cherries
1/2 cup water
2-3 tablespoon of sugar


How To

Get the water to boil. Add the cherries and sugar and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until the cherries are soft. Let it cool and pour on your vanilla ice cream and enjoy...








Cherry Crisp


I had Crisp for the 1st time last year. My husband's colleague had come for dinner and had made blueberry crisp for my mother-in-law since he knew she was vegetarian. It tasted so good that it was finished flat out. I asked him for the recipe and he of course had approximate measurements. One of the thing he had added was clove, which my mother-in-law loved, while I wasn't so fond of it. I have tried cherry crisps several times this year. The following recipe worked...

Ingredients
1 cups pitted sour cherries
1/4 cup brown sugar (add more if the cherries are not sweet)
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tea spoon baking powder
1/4 tea spoon cinnamon + elaichi powder (I usually have these 2 ground together in my pantry)
1/8 cup butter at room temperature


How To
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray 2 ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix the cherries, 2 table spoon wheat flour and brown sugar.
Evenly distribute the cherry mixture into 2 ramekins.
Combine the oats, 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder and butter together. Crumble evenly over the cherry mixture.
Sprinkle the elaichi and cinnamon powder.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Enjoy warm with ice cream or eat a spoonful just like that....



So let me know if you have any other suggestions for cherries ? Those big boxes of cherries still tempt me in the stores!

37 comments:

  1. hi somoo....never tried anything with cherries till now...well nice idea of adding icecream and sugar to it...loved the picture also...

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  2. Both the dishes look equally nice..very nice click. You can send it to Jugalbandi for bi-color click event

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  3. Wow both desserts look awesome! Vanilla icecream with cherries must have tasted divine! Loved the look of cherry crisp too!

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  4. hi sommo,
    wow! Enjoying the plum bright cherries :) lucky!!! we rarely get fresh cherries here, it's the canned ones :( neways, great looking recipesgal, and u seem to team it up with ice-cream!!!oh so yummmmmmmmmm.....great looking desserts, and yes tempting snaps...
    Enjoy!!
    TC

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  5. Wow both looks fantastic. Looks so yummy.

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  6. delicious looking with those pretty looking cherries,enjoy dear:)

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  7. Both the dishes sound great Somoo! Am going to try the crisp. Lovely snaps too. :-)

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  8. I just eat those bright cherries just like that...never made anything with them..those 2 recipes look so perfect to be tried with cherries

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  9. I love cherries .. looks yummy

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  10. Both looks yummm...Loved the crisp more.

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  11. wat a wonderful click !Both the dishes sounds fabulous!!!
    tnx a looot dear...

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  12. Both of them look so tempting.especially the second one

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  13. Fantastic pics!I made a Cherry Galette some time back..

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  14. Cherry glaze recipe seems so easy. will try it soon. Cherry crisp pics are tempting me.

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  15. wow! beautiful pic ..looks soo yuummy

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  16. cheeries everywhere..its my daily fruit these days before they run out on season!!

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  17. Love the color of the glaze...I have never tried cherry crisp before...looks so delicious :) I must try it soon :)

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  18. Yup very tempted...looks so gud...nice try

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  19. Before i would do anything cherries will be finished.I love them,used to eat a lot when i was pregnant.
    Never knew that cherries can be cooked :)

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  20. Thats such a gorgeous dessert!!

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  21. cherries look shiny and yummy and the two dishes are looking delish!!

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  22. looks yummy... i like both the dishes. Sadly the cherry season is already over here in Mumbai... and I never seem to get enough of them. Would have loved to try these

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  23. Cherry crisp and glaze looks so yummy dear.

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  24. Oh wow....awesome recipes.....simple and delectable...

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  25. How can you do this to me ? Showing this delicious & lovely food & not giving to try it ...
    But really loved the picture & the presentation ...

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  26. wow somoo it looks so tempting yaa....and the look of it is making me have some right away!!!

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  27. that looks soooo tempting :)

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  28. Both look too good! Am making apple crisp now! Cherries sound a great idea.

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  29. Cherry crisp looks very yummy. Nice pictures. Who can resist these pretty berries right?
    Thanks for dropping by Somoo. Keep visiting. You have a lovely space. Would love to keep coming back.

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  30. Thanks friends for your lovley comments... I still have another box of cherries and will try something else maybe....

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  31. cherries all th way..both the glaze and the crisp look lovely..cant wait to dig in.

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  32. I am glad u like it... Welcome back...

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  33. Both the recipes sound so good. Love the pic of those juicy, red cherries.

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  34. Thanks Jayashree. I am glad you liked it...

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