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                              COOL CHERRY SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Ripe black or red cherries
    5       fl           Fruity white wine
                         Cinnamon stick
    6       ts           Sugar
                         Grated peel and juice of
                         -1 lemon
   10       fl           Thick sour cream
    6       ts           Brandy (optional)
   Stone and stalk the cherries with a stoner, then halve
   them.  Or, halve the cherries with a knife and remove
   stones.  Put about half the stones into a strong
   polythene bag and crush with a mallet.
   Put the crushed stones, whole stones and stalks in a
   saucepan.  Add wine, cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon peel
   and juice and 155 ml water. Bring to the boil, cover
   and simmer for 10 minutes.  Strain and return to the
   pan with three-quarters of the cherries and simmer for
   5 minutes, until softened.
   Puree in a blender or food processor.  Cool, then
   whisk in cream, and brandy, if desired, then chill
   until ready to serve. Serve garnished with the
   reserved cherries.
   Serves 4-6 Source for the above recipe: Lorna Rhodes
   The book of soups. Sydney; Auckland : Golden Press,
   1989. ISBN 0730204545
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