July 8 - Cherries (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose July. 08, 2019 350 views

The original idea was cherries still hanging in the tree (my girlfriend has a cherry tree), but apart from the fact that most of them are rotten by now (cherry fruit flies attacked them heavy this year), Lee had done that already.

A good second would have been the cherries which I keep on sugar water, wodka or gin, but Camellia had fruits in liquid already.

So ... let's do something in between: cherry jam. It's pretty liquid, but it's the fruit itself that turned into liquid. At least partly :-)

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Lynn F Medley 4 months, 1 week ago

Sound delicious! Like Camellia tell me about cherries in sugar water and liquor?

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 4 months, 1 week ago

Hi, Lynn the recepies are below smile

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Björn Roose 4 months, 1 week ago

Thanks!

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 4 months, 1 week ago

You're welcome smile

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Camellia Staab 4 months, 1 week ago

I knew you would come up with something smile Now tell me about the cherries you keep in sugar water and liquor....I would like to try it since cherries are still in abundance in Illinois.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 1 week ago

Nothing difficult about the cherries on sugar water. You remove the stones and the stems. You heat up 1 liter of water and add about 300 grammes of sugar to it. You keep on heating the water until the sugar has dissolved. Then you let the water boil for a few minutes.

You get some well closing and disinfected jars (you boil them after washing), put cherries in them but leave some 2 centimers of empty space at the top. You poor the sugar water over it and close the lid. You're supposed to cook the jars with the cherries for another half hour afterwards, but I never did that and the cherries are still very good after four years. Mind you, they have turned white :-)

For the cherries on wodka: you remove the stones and stems, put them in a jar (no disinfecting needed, the alcohol will take care of that), leave some 2 centimers of empty space at the top. Fill up with wodka and wait for a number of months (at least 4). The wodka will get the colour of the cherries, the cherries will lose a little colour. In English it's called "drunken cherries", in Dutch "Boerenjongens" (farmer boys).

For the cherries on gin, you actually need sour cherries. You have those too ? smile

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 months, 1 week ago

Bring out the ice cream for a great cherry sunday!

ps.. thanks for "liking" the fireworks images, as well!

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