Kirsch is a classic drink but one that can be a tad expensive to buy. It is not a liqueur but instead is an infused alcohol which as well as being extremely tasty to drink is invaluable in the kitchen for cooking and baking.
For those new to the land of preseerves a cheese is not to be confused with the dairy product of the same name. A fruit cheese like this Spiced Cherry Cheese is a firmer version of jam often served with cheese and crackets etc.
Cherries mean summer time for me. Way back in the dim and distant past that was my youth cherries were only ever available during their short growing season within the UK, they didn’t just appear in the supermarkets all year round in the magical way they do nowadays. Oh no, back then cherries were special….
This simple recipe for cherry curd came about after a fun visit to a marchet de nuit. In the summer months the French markets have a plethora of produce to choose from. There are greens and vegetables, fruits, cheeses of every type, meats and pates, wines and artisanal breads and cakes.
Cherry Brandy is such an old fashioned drink. It takes me right back to when i was a child and those fancy liqueur chocolates would come out at Christmas, there was always the cherry brandy ones that made you feel all grown up and decadent. Ah those were the days…..