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!




2 comments:

  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

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    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
      xoxo

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