Friday, December 19, 2008

Cherries Jubilee

Serves: 4


1 pound (500 g) fresh cherries, pitted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 stick cinnamon or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 cup orange juice
Grated rind of 1 orange
1/3 cup cognac or brandy
1/3 cup cherry brandy
Vanilla ice cream

Microwave Method:

1. Combine cherries, sugar and cinnamon. Mix cornflour with a little orange juice. Add to cherries with remaining juice and rind. Stir gently. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH.
2. Simmer a further 10 minutes on MEDIUM, stirring halfway through cooking time.
3. Stir in cognac and cherry brandy.
4. Spoon hot cherry mixture into individual bowls. Serve with ice cream.

To Flambe:

Follow steps 1 and 2 above. Heat cognac and cherry brandy for 1 minute on HIGH. Pour over cherries and ignite.

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