Dried Cherries Recipes
Why Use Dried Cherries Recipes
Before giving you one of the best dried cherries recipes I have ever found let's talk a minute about the great benefits of dried cherries.
The internet contains a plethora of dried cherries recipes due to the marvelous food, salads and desserts you can prepare with cherries. These tiny red colored fruits are versatile and thus have a myriad of applications such as making toppings, desserts, punch and culinary products just to mention but a few. Cherries are considered to be among the most delicious fruits in the world. They have a tantalizing taste which seems to linger on the tongue. Moreover, cherries are wonder fruits due to their wide array of health benefits. Cherries comprise a very high percentage of antioxidant compounds that aid individuals to fight and treat a variety of diseases such as gout, cancer, diabetes, inflammation and elimination of toxins.
Conducted scientific research shows that the antioxidants found in cherries comprise naturally occurring inhibitors (Cox-1 and Cox-2) which curb the transmittance of pain signals to the brain. The research also reveals that cherries have very powerful anti-inflammatory properties which when compared to over-the-counter medicine seem to be about 10 times more powerful. This explains the immediate relief they impart on individuals suffering from arthritis or is under intense pain. Cherries also provide a good source of melatonin a compound that enables individuals to have a restful sleep. Moreover, the dried cherries recipes increase the nutritional value of food thereby enabling individuals to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.
Dried cherries recipes are used to make different types of foods that can be thoroughly enjoyed by all age groups. For instance there are recipes for making ice creams which are a children’s favorite or fruit cocktails that are highly enjoyed by adults. Also in its raw form cherries can be used to make a variety of meals. However, because cherries are highly perishable dried cherry products are used to increase the shelf life. Dried cherries still contain an ample percentage of nutrients and the remarkable taste of freshly picked cherries.
Furthermore, dried cherries recipes are simple to understand thus very easy to prepare. In fact, anybody even without cooking experience can follow the stipulated instructions and prepare breath-taking masterpieces. These recipes are therefore cost-effective as they consume little energy and time to prepare them and are worth every penny used to buy the ingredients because of their nutritional benefits. They are also easy to come across since almost all cook books feature the cherry recipes. They can also be accessed online via search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Lyco.
In addition, due to the wide application of dried cherries individuals can experiment with the ingredients to come up with outstanding predilections that are wholly original, beautiful and sweet to the taste buds. On the other hand, dried cherries recipes can be used to prepare food for a number of occasions. For instance birthdays, weddings, bridal showers, house-warmings, baby showers and baptism parties are great occasions for using cherry recipes. Conversely, these recipes can be used to entice and aromatize food eaten by vegetarians thus enabling them to also enjoy a diverse and captivating selection of meals.
Now, finally what you have been waiting for - one of your new dried cherries recipes.
DRIED CHERRIES CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
2 cups of dried cherries
7 fluid oz of port wine
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
10.5 oz package of dark chocolate chips
5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 cups of sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
Put the dried cherries in a bowl and pour over the port a day or two before baking.
Preheat the oven to 325F and butter a 13 x 9 inch baking pan or dish. Sift the baking powder, flour, cocoa powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
Place the 10.5 oz of chocolate into a pan along with the butter and sugar. Stir just until the chocolate has melted and the ingredients come together. Mix on slow in a mixing bowl and add the eggs, one at a time. Add the dry ingredients and stir by hand until well mixed, then add the remaining chocolate chips and the cherries that have been soaking in the port. Stir until combined.
Place the mixture into the buttered pan and bake for around an hour. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan. After the first bite you will agree this is one of the best dried cherries recipes you will ever find.