Thursday, 17 July 2014

Fresh Cherry Bake

So yesterday was National Cherry Day.
Didn't know until yesterday there was such a day.
Luckily, I had some cherries in stock

This is an extremely easy, "unplugged" recipe - by that, I meant no gadgets required (except maybe a cherry-pitter)
Try it, we just love it!

Fresh Cherry Bake

70g self-raising flour
70g almond meal
½ tsp ground cinnamon
50g golden caster sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp low-fat yoghurt
60g butter, melted
350g fresh cherries (2 punnets)

For the topping

25g plain flour
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
25g golden caster sugar
25g butter, diced
a handful flaked almonds

Preheat the oven to 160C. 
Grease and base line a 20cm pie dish. I'm using individual serving dishes.
Sift the flour, cinnamon and caster sugar into a bowl. 
Make a well in the centre and add the almond meal, egg, milk and melted butter, then combine with a whisk. 
Beat well to make a thick, smooth mixture. 
Spoon into the prepared dish and spread evenly. 
Remove the stalks and stones from the cherries, using a pitter. 
Scatter the cherries over the mixture and gently press them in.

To make the topping, tip all the ingredients into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingers to make a crumb-like mixture, then work the mixture until it comes together in pea-sized pieces.

Scatter the topping over the cherries. 
Top with almond flakes.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.

Best served warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of melted chocolate!


  1. salam ramadhan k.muna…how's ur ramadhan celebration? raya blk malaya tak? btw mmg easy peasy betul recipe ni but mmg sah2 le xdpt tiru sbb xdak fresh cherry. huhu!!! terliuq

    1. salam Rostina,
      Ramadhan is fairly quiet kat sini, hopefully we will have a warm and sunny raya day
      Yup, the recipe is really easy, I think you could easily substitute cherries with diced fresh pear or maybe canned peaches... give it a try and let me know the outcome :)
      Ramadhan kareem and eid mubarak to you and your family