May 28, 2009

{ a cherry recipe and cherry-feeding an entire crowd }

cerise

I am such a cherry-fan … I could eat kilos of cherries …I don’t because I am not (yet) insane …but they are among my very favorite fruit. But I  must confess I like them fresh, directly form the tree, picking at the cherry tree like a thief magpie …
I don’t really like them cooked whereas it is quite common in France … notably with the famous clafoutis aux cerises

2 years ago, visiting my family in Normandie for a special occasion (one of my sweet cousin’s wedding) I stumble upon this recipe  while dawdling in my aunt Nicole cookbooks collection … As at this moment I had 2 enormous cherry trees in my yard, I thought I would give it a try …lucky me. 

We have moved since and  don’t have cherry tree anymore (except the little branch rising above the wall, from my neighbor’s yard  … poor little fruits, they have had a very little lifetime) but I know where to go to get some …you can trust me on that. As I hate wasting, in addition to distribute cherries around, I have been gathering many cherry-based recipes to use all these little delicious fruits …

These 2 trees are over 5O years old … so huge and well …“generous” ..I was able to cherry-feed the entire village. no kidding.  At the same period, during the previous years, you would have see me welcoming people coming  to harvest some fruits …
As years passed, they kept asking me about recipes … I’ve shared the following a lot  … It is funny because when I meet people , let’s say.;at the fresh market, they often talk me about it … even during the winter period…My husband JP did an excellent work (as we used to prepare  fresh basket for his coworkers too) at promoting it around… and  name it “le crumble aux cerises de sabine” …

This little crumble is quite simple and has nothing original, but we like it. We like the way the cherries make bubble while baking, providing the dish, different consistencies … I like eating the cherry jam-like syrup , on the edges, “à la fin” …

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le crumble aux cerises de sabine 

Here's one of my favorite crumble :

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pull apart 500 g of fresh cherries , remove pits, and put them in a pie plate. Sprinkle with very little pieces of butter and some vanilla flavored sugar ... Allow the flavor to infuse a little.
Melt 1 stick of butter and stir in 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour + 1/4 cup almond powder & some vanilla.
Cover cherries with the mixture. Bake for about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven  and serve warm, with vanilla yogurt ice cream... or not .... you can bake them in individual or unique portion ... both work very well ... BON APPETIT !

Important note : concerning the amount of sugar, I recommend you to adjust it to your variety of cherries. The one I use in this recipe are a very little sour …and needed lots of sweetness. so taste your cherries first :)

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You might want to take a look at foodbeam excellent clafoutis recipe … have a look around, her blog is wonderful !

The chocolate covered cherries are a  a easy to do treat I love preparing for my sweet husband …

I also wanted to thank you all for you wonderful comments on yesterday’s post …  you are awesome and so supportive … They went straight to my little (no BIG) heart, where they are cherished …

23 commentaires:

Southern Girl said...

Wow, that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Black Daffodil Films said...

Yummy! My mom makes something similar with fresh peaches. As soon as the weather warms up, I start counting down the days until peaches are in season :-)

I think I'm going to give this a try...Layla LOVES cherries.

noblegnome said...

Gotta call my hubby and ask him to get some cherries on his way home. This looks soooo good. Great story too!

josie said...

thanks for sharing ..;my husband will sure love this recipe !!!

this, that and the other.... said...

my mouth is watering.....this looks so very delicious. I too love cherries. (just another thing we have in common!)
Thanks, as always, for sharing.

g. said...

I am the biggest cherry fan EVER! Cannot wait to try this!!!!

sabine crumble fan said...

superbes photos comme toujours mais rien ne vaut le vrai plat, en vrai, encore un peu tiede ... miam miam . merci encore pour cette recette qu'on a du faire une bonne douzaine de fois déjà et dont je ne me lasse pas :)

{kara} said...

i just ready this again and am contemplating running out right now for the ingrediants! j'dore les cerises.

Pixel Wild Child said...

Wow! I love cherries and I definitely have to try that recipe!... you opened my appetite now... :O)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. You know if you didn't live so far away...I might take you up on that offer! I have my work cut out for me but the more I think about it the more excited I get, it can definetly be done!

I only got through the first page of your blog and it's gorgeous! I'm off now to peruse through the rest and I'll be back to visit.

Thanks,
Karyn

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I think the blogworld is going crazy for cherries today! I've been eating my fair share too - but not as deliciously as you've been, although I can't complain. One cherry alone is sheer perfection too!
Catherine

DolceDreams said...

May I have one right now please??? I must try this recipe very soon, it looks absolutely divine! I especially love the chocolate dipped cerise....mmmmm!
Nathalie

julia kirsten said...

okay i need to go eat breakfast before i want to eat this yummy looking dessert!

littlebyrd said...

I loooove cherries too! I want to make this recipe...I am the only one in our house who eats cherries, too bad I will have to eat all myself :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

Yum. I'll be on the hunt this weekend for some good fresh cherries!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

OH, heaven!!!!

la marquise said...

guess what I am making some cherry crumble now ... double batch for tonight's barbecue ..; I will think of you guys ;) :) ;)

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Oooh delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Simply Mel said...

Oh My...I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because now I have found yours!

Cherries are in their prime here too, and I just finished off a big bowl of warm cherry crumble with vanilla bean ice cream! Isn't this season great?

Bisous!

stacy di said...

that looks heavenly! I haven't seen cherries in the stores yet...but I'll be making this as soon as I do. yum!

ps...that is the cutest font you're using :)

THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi, I adore cherries as well. on my blog I recently posted a fantastic fresh cherry almond tart that is so easy to make. and this friday I will be posting a fabulous cherry champagne cocktail recipe. BTW, my first time on your blog and now I'm thrilled to follow you!!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi again, just want to tell you I gave you a blog award. I just adore your blog!!

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is soooo beautiful ! You have the most gorgeous site here and I had to drop by and leave this comment for you - and say hello of course ! Your posts are lovely and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect so thank you for sharing them all and best wishes....

 
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