August 27, 2015 Edwin Hayden

Home Care Services in Westbrook, CT: National Cherries Jubilee Month

September is the perfect time to celebrate the wonderful fall crop of sweet succulent cherries. Being national cherries jubilee month, September brings the possibility of feasting on cherries in many forms. Fresh cherries are a real treat and once you start popping them into your mouth, it’s hard to stop. Cherries pack some good nutrition as well, and should be enjoyed by in-home care providers and their elders in abundance for their health benefits.

Golden Jubilee Cake

Home Care Services in Westbrook, CT6 ounces golden caster sugar (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)

6 ounces butter, softened

4 large eggs, separated

4 ounces self-rising flour (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 ounces ground almonds

3-5 drops almond extract

125 g fresh cherries pitted and cut in half (about 1 cup)

For the filling:

1 (227 g) container Cornish clotted cream

125 g fresh cherries pitted and cut in half (about 1 cup)

  • Butter two 8-inch round cake tins and line the bases with parchment paper.
  • Tip the sugar into a mixing bowl and add the softened butter.
  • Beat for a minute or so until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolks.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder, and then sift over the cake mixture.
  • Fold in as lightly as you can using a large metal spoon, then fold in the almonds and extract.
  • Stop folding as soon as the flour traces have gone.
  • Whisk the egg whites until they just hold their shape.
  • Gently fold in a third of the egg white into the cake mix, using a whisk.
  • Repeat with another third, then the final third. Take care not to over mix and lose the lightness of the egg whites.
  • Lightly fold in the cherries.
  • Divide between the prepared tins and level the mixture using a round bladed knife.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out, peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely.
  • Set one cake on a serving plate.
  • Spoon the clotted cream on top.
  • Scatter the cherries over and put the other cake on top.
  • Blend the icing sugar with 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons cold water until it is smooth and coats the back of a spoon thinly.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cake.
  • Serve to some very lucky people.

Cherries are like other intensely colored berries: they are powerhouses of vitamins and nutrients. They are also a good source of fiber!

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