To dry Cherries

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

By Hannah Glasse

Published 1747

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Method

To four Pounds of Cherries, put one Pound of Sugar, put just as much Water to the Sugar as will wet it. When it is melted, make it boil; stone your Cherries, put them in, and make them boil. Skim them two or three times, take them off, and let them stand in the Syrup two or three Day, then boil your Syrup, and put to them again; but don’t boil your Cherries any more. Let them stand three or four Days longer, then take them out and lay them in Sieves to dry; lay them in the Sun, or in a slow Oven to dry. When dry, lay them in Rows in Papers, and so a Row of Cherries, and a Row of white Paper in Boxes.