I learned how to make kissel from a landlady whose family had lived in Russia.
Simmer the cherries in the water for 10 minutes. Crush in the pan, with a large wooden spoon, electric hand blender or potato masher, and cook for a further 2 minutes. Strain into a clean saucepan, add the sugar, and heat. Mix the flour with
Replace the cherries with redcurrants and other soft fruit. In winter, you could try using cranberries.
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