This week I was given 1 kg of cherries. They were a sample from Angus Park. I love glace cherries but many people don’t, including the person who slung them at me saying how much she hated them. I assured her that she would change her mind, when I made something with them. I dug out an old Cherry Ripe Slice recipe and then iced it with 80% Callebaut chocolate. You can ice yours with any dark chcolate
All of this slice was gone in a very short time. There has been a change of heart for the cherry hater. How many pieces did she have……….?
Cherry Ripe is easy to make………….
- Oven 170 1 x Paper lined brownie tin 10 x 7 in or 18x 25 cm
- 1 cup Self raising flour
- 4 Tablespoons cocoa ( dark Dutch cocoa)
- ⅓ cup of caster sugar
- 150gm melted butter ( 5.4oz)
- 100gm biscuits ( Marie, granita, or any sweet plain biscuit will do)(3.5oz)
- 1½ cups coconut ( desicated unsweetened)
- 300gm glace cherries ( or a 200gm bag- the more cherries the more colour)(10.5 oz)
- 1 x400gm tin condensed milk ( or skim condensed milk) (14.11 oz)
- 150gm (5.3 oz) dark chocolate chopped
- 50gm (4 Tablespoons) chopped soft butter or thickened cream
- First add the flour, biscuits, sugar and cocoa. Blitz this till you have a fine floury mass.
- Pour in the butter and blitz till combined . ( the mixture is relatively dry).
- Press into the brownie tin, and bake for approx 15 minutes . Take out of the oven and put aside for a few minutes.
- Next put the cherries into the food processor and pulse until they are chopped. Add the coconut and condensed milk and pulse till pink and well combined.
- Pour this mixture over the base and spread out.
- Bake this for approximately 30 min. Don't let it brown too much, I take it out when the outside edges have just started to brown but the centre is softer.
- Cool the slice completely before icing.
- Melt the chocolate and butter (or cream if you are using that instead) over a double boiler stirring , not letting it get too hot ( or use the microwave for 1 minute and stir till melted.) Pour over the slice and spread with a pallet knife.
- Let this set in the fridge for up to an hour or overnight before slicing for the best results
Do you like cherries? Whats your favourite slice recipe?