But sometimes I question what she puts in the cart. Like the other day, when she brought a bag of cherries to the cart. I said, "Don't we still have some of those in the fridge? I just bought some the last time I was here!" She said, "I don't know...I think we ate those...". Yes, she kinda trailed off while saying this, giving me the feeling she really had no idea, but didn't want to take the chance that we might be out because she really wanted them. So I gave in, and a big bag of cherries we bought.
We got home, I go to put the cherries in the drawer in the fridge, and lo and behold there was the (full) bag of cherries I bought the previous trip to the store, still good, untouched. (I knew I should have listened to my inner voice telling me I was right, we had cherries...I call this my witchy self, the self who knows things without really knowing them)
So now we have a boatload of cherries. What to do with them???
|I couldn't wait to try it before taking a picture....|
(like banana bread but with cherries)
((you may remember my previous attempt at mixing up banana bread with apples....))
|First 3 ingredients in a separate bowl,|
then 'sculpted' with the measuring spoon
by me helper (my son)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups pitted cut up cherries (we cut them in quarters)
2/3 cup sugar
Bread Pan - floured if glass or metal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
Add to a separate bowl the cherries, and mash a bit with a potato masher. (we left plenty of chunks)
Add the eggs and sugar to the cherries and mix.
Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just blended, over-mixing may make the bread tough.
Pour into bread pan and bake for 1 hour. Check with knife for doneness (if knife is fairly clean, done, if not put in for another 2-4 minutes.)
|When I went to take a picture of the finished loaf,|
this is what I found. It was still warm.