My friend Nicola from the blog http://running-on-coffee.blogspot.com challenged me to make a recipe from the http://www.yourfamily.co.za magazine issued in July 1989. I was 20 then which seems a lifetime ago. I was definitely up for the challenge as cooking and baking is my thing. I love spending time in the kitchen cooking for my family and trying out different recipes. My challenge was to make a delicious dessert called a Chilled Cherry Soup. It is so easy to make and the results are an amazing, fresh, delectable dessert.
You will need:
400g can red unpitted cherries, pitted
75ml sweet sherry
250ml sour cream
125ml plain yoghurt
60ml iced water
In a bowl, soak cherries in sherry and brandy, one hour. Drain, reserve 25ml liquid. In a food processor, blend together reserved liquid, sour cream, yoghurt, milk and water. Blend in sugar and half the cherries. Stir in remaining cherries, reserving some for garnish. Refrigerate until ice cold. Pour into chilled soup bowls, garnish with cherries and mint.