Hello, I will be posting a delicious recipe today instead of my usual Wednesday workout but have no fear I shall be back tomorrow to share a workout with you, if you can't wait till then check out my Workout Wednesday page for lots of free workouts!!
The reason for me posting this delicious recipe is because today is UK's National Cherry Day and I was lucky enough to be given an Oxo's Good Grips Cherry Pitter to try out and make something for today. Well I am, as you know, a lover of Oxo and if you weren't aware I love cherries too so I couldn't wait to get recipe hunting for today.
Recipe decided on I got all my ingredients together and got my gadgets ready.....
This cherry/olive pitter could not be more easy to use, every cherry was easy to de-stone and as with all of Oxo's tools it felt nice and sturdy when being used. The handle is comfortable and made to be non-slip plus its easy to clean which always gains brownie points from me!
What did I make I hear you say!! I made a delicious cherry and almond cake which I wish I could take the credit for but alas I can't. This awesome recipe is from Maria Meridith who writes the blog Family Fresh Cooking definitely one to check out if you've not had a look yet. I didn't change the recipe at all as it was perfect as is, if you like cherries and almonds you need to make these....
1 1/2 cups (200 g) Blanched Almond Flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup (45 g) Coconut Oil, melted
2 larger Eggs, whisked
1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 cups Cherries, pitted & cut in half
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle.
Spray & line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
In another bowl combine wet ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in one bowl & mix together to form a batter.
Fold in the cherries last.
Bake about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out of the center virtually crumb free.
I made these cherry blondies for Dale's birthday and took them with me Monday when I went to stay the night with him fishing. Dale and his friend absolutely loved these and I did too, so good! The fresh cherries really make these pack a punch of flavour and keep the blondes nice and moist. I definitely be making these again, well done Maria for coming up with such a yummy recipe!
I would like to say a massive thank you to Oxo for sending me yet another fabulous kitchen gadget its much appreciated, I feel very lucky to get so many goodies from them : )
Whats your favourite cherry recipe?