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Old 08-20-2006, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hoorah for Farm Stands

Went on a weekend trip to a beach in delaware and stopped at a place called Elmer's Farmer's Market. Absolutely fantastic if you're ever on 404 heading to or from Rohoboth beach.

Anyway, I got a ton of veggies and fruits...and need some ideas as to how to use two of them:

Cherries (black)
Black plums

Anybody got any good ideas for a tart or cake? I saw the vodka mention for berries in another thread hear...you think it would work for the cherries?

thanks very much!



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Old 08-21-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Aren't Farmer's markets great? Love them also.

Here's an idea for your cherries -


2 pounds cherries pitted
1 cup really good red wine vinegar with a big splash of balsamic vinegar added
1 1/2 cups pure cane sugar
1 tsp Indian ground chili powder
tsp crushed red pepper
tsp ground black pepper
tsp fresh grated ginger
One crushed garlic clove
Simmer everything for about an hour

The color is gorgeous.
The smell, and first taste is a bit reminiscent of the nose and tasting of a complex red wine; you smell the fruit and the acid. Then you sense a little bit of a "spice'. When you taste it, the flavors flow (there is a bit of heat that is nice) and one by one you can identify them.

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Old 08-21-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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Anybody got any good ideas for a tart or cake? I saw the vodka mention for berries in another thread hear...you think it would work for the cherries?
Black Forest Cake is always wonderful with cherries... Plum Kuchen is a favorite of mine for the plums! I can post some recipes for you this evening, if you'd like.

Cherries are better steeped in Cognac-style Brandy than in Vodka, imo.
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:47 AM   #4
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hm... I have about hundreds of recipes but not the time to translate them at the moment..


Altdeutscher Kirschkuchen

6 eggs
200-250g sugar
2 T vanilla extract
300g oil, butter or margarine
260g marzipan
450g flour
2 T baking powder
pinch salt

make a batter
add the cherries, fill in a form and bake at 170C-180C for about one hour
Topping: mix 125g Powder sugar witj some rum and give over the cake.
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