Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cherry Bake

Yesterday Bow and I enjoyed a cherry bake.

It tasted quite a lot like cherry pie, although it wasn't. The dough was very rich, but not sweet at all, and all the sweetness came from the cherry jam.


  • a jar of cherry jam, 10 oz.
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream

I mixed together all the ingredients except the cherry jam to make the dough, and then I used a little over  half  of the dough for the bottom of the baking tin and and a little less than half for the top. I spread the jam evenly over the bottom layer of dough and covered it with the top layer. Then I baked it at 375 degrees for about twenty-five minutes. 

Bow really enjoyed his piece!

He liked it so much that he licked the fork.

This is something that you can make at short notice from ingredients found at home, and of course there are many different variations possible, such as a different flavor of jam, and non-dairy substitutes for butter and cream, for those who cannot tolerate dairy.