I took my dog Jinks for her morning walk along the Norfolk Broads this morning as I looked around for seasonal bits and bobs to forage. As we walked along the path from the river I noticed a large tree absolutely full of ripe fruit – Cherries!
Wild Cherries are somewhat of a delicacy. Fairly widespread in hedgerows and woods they grow on large trees – up to 100 feet high some of them! The fruits can vary from very sweet to rather bitter. I was lucky – these were deliciously sweet. Wild cherries were once sold on the branch in the smart markets in London.
These are great eating cherries so I could bake a cherry pie… However, wild cherries are the BEST fruits to use to make Cherry Brandy!
Quick and Easy Cherry Brandy Recipe
Put as many as you can find in a bottle.
Add two teaspoons of sugar.
Top with brandy.
By Christmas, you will have a great treat waiting for you – enjoy!
I may just go back again tomorrow and get some more!
Recipe from Food for Free by Richard Mabey