I think it is a shame that the cherry is so often the shadow of other summer fruit. Puddings abound using strawberries, raspberries and blueberries but inexplicably the cherry is less popular. It’s a shame as cherries are delicious, beautiful and adaptable. I have fond memories of cherry stone spitting contests from when I was a child, and can quite happily eat a large bag of cherries when they are in season.
I’ve used a glug of the delicious, both sweet and tart Cherry Good; a cherry juice drink made with Montmorency cherries, in a simple syllabub, which takes just 5 minutes to throw together. To be sure to impress, pile it into a martini glass to serve.
Recipe: Easy Cherry Syllabub
For the Soaked Cherries
- 40 g dried cherries
- 40 ml Cherry Good cherry Juice
For the Syllabub
- 300 ml double cream
- 70 g icing sugar
- 120 ml Cherry Good cherry juice
- 2 tbs Kirsch - optional
- Place the dried cherries and 40ml of the cherry juice in a bowl and allow to soak overnight until the cherries are plump. Drain any remaining juice off and make up to 60ml with more cherry juice.
- Place the cream and icing sugar into a large bowl, and whip with an electric mixer until the cream holds a soft peak. Slowly add the cherry juice and Kirsch (if using) until the mixture has thickened, but is still floppy.
- Place a few of the soaked dried cherries at the bottom of 4 serving glasses, cut the rest into quarters and fold into the syllabub.
- Divide the mixture between the serving glasses and chill in the fridge for up to 4 hours before serving.
Recipe commissioned by Cherry Good. Get some from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Morrison’s for £1.50 per litre carton.
What a fabulously simple idea and I still need to try this cherry juice:-)
The Cherry Good is excellent. lovely product.
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
I needed to look up what a syllabub was. But it sounds amazing. I personally LOVE cherries :)
Thank you Cathleen. I wonder if syllabub is just a British dish? I’d better edit the post and explain.
Cherry!! My favourite fruit! Bookmarked!
This sounds delicious and really simple, as we still have a few cherries on the tree will definitely give this a go this week :)
It was so good, and so so easy!
Sarah Maison Cupcake
I adore cherries. My grandfather grew a cherry tree from a stone when he was around Ted’s age and over fifty years later when I was living in the same house, my dad built me a swing from the tree. I used to look forward to picking the cherries every summer!
Love the look of cherry syllabub, I haven’t made a syllabub for ages!
I love cherries too. So sadly underated. What a lovely story about the cherry tree
You are so right, cherries are in fact overlooked but not only that, they are the most beautiful of all fruits. So I am now dying to try out this recipe and trying to imagine what cherry juice tastes like!
The Cherrygood is a really excellent product Laura. I’ve been doing some other interesting things with it.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
You had me at easy Helen. I am actually lucky in that OH’s dad has lots of cherry trees in his fruit cage so with those and some cherry good juice I should be good to go.
How lovely to have fresh cherries in the garden! This recipe is so so easy!
Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
Can you believe I’ve never made a syllabub?! This look delicious though – really light, perfect for summer :-)
Make a syllabub! I think that technically this is flavoured cream as syllabub needs alcohol. But it is still delicious.
Helen @ family-friends-food.com
This looks dreamy! Syllabub is so delicious and easy, and I always forget about it! Thanks for this lovely-looking reminder. I can see this dessert featuring in our summer menus :-D
It is so easy to make, and when served like this looks so impressive. It is all about effort to glory!