Gentle Readers, some people don’t like chocolate. I know, this is practically like cursing in church, but I have it on good authority as truth. What to do when you’re charged with bringing dessert to a crowd of varying tastes? Variety, with a cherry on top.
Sour Cherries on Top: One Ingredient, Three Ways
1. Chocolate Pound Cake: Yes, I heard and ignored the part about the chocolate. Chocolate and cherries are natural matches. I purchased a half loaf of chocolate bread (which was terribly dry, and needed a sauce), and slathered it with the sour cherry preserves.
2. Vanilla Pound Cake: Opposites attract. For the fan of sweets who doesn’t like chocolate, vanilla. Also to be served with the cherry preserves.
3. Brie and Bread: For the true dessert contrarian, let there be brie. Cheese courses are a great dessert choice, but to continue the them, try baguette, brie at room temperature, and sour cherry preserves. It is like a less sweet cheesecake. Discerning eaters claimed to enjoy it more than expected. Great with wine, it’s a winning combo.
For less than $20, dessert is served a variety of ways. Are you a fan of fruit and cheese courses in lieu of traditional dessert? Post a comment in the box below or Tweet my way!
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Coming up Friday: One of Each: Dessert Tasting at J Betski’s