Thursday, June 10, 2010
Morello Cherry Jam
I have a neighbour who owns a commercial cherry farm. Some years ago when I asked if they had any sour cherries in their orchard and they said no, I thought no more of it. Then when I was buying some sweet cherries last summer, the owner told me that "my cherries" would be ready in around New Year and I found out they had planted a morello cherry for me that was now bearing fruit. I was very excited as I love sour cherries after tasting sour cherry juice and sour cherry jam in Europe. Polish "Dzem wisniowy" is absolutely delicious! Just after New Year, I picked the entire crop off the tree . I made some jam and froze the rest with a sprinkling of sugar. These I can use in fruit salads in winter or just pop a couple in my mouth when I am searching for something else in the freezer (instant cherry sorbet!). I have just opened the one jar of jam I made. I told Max that it was pretty horrible and that he wouldn't like it, but that was just so I could eat the whole jar myself!!