Saturday, 31 January 2009

Cherry Butter

A rather wonderful recipe I spotted whilst looking up Colonel Gore's Seville Orange Marmalade recipe in my antique Constance Spry cookbook. I quote in full.

'A good preserve for immediate use.

8lb black cherries
4 lb sugar
grated rind and juice of 2 lemons

Stone the cherries. Crack a number of the stones, extract the kernels, blanch and skin. Add to the fruit with the lemon and put into a bowl in layers with the the sugar. Leave overnight. Bring to the boil, simmer 15-20 minutes, then boil rapidly until very thick.'

You have to ponder the word 'immediate', don't you? (Look closely at the quantities). First one to make it gets to eat it all, immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Trouble is that by the time you've stoned all those cherries, they've gone rotten!