Morello Cherry Bread Dessert
(Visneli Ekmek Tatlisi)
2 thick slice of day-old Turkish Bread
1 tbsp butter, unsalted, at room temperature
Use red sour pitted cherries in light syrup:
1 1/3 cup cherry juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cherries
1 tsp lemon juice
Thick Turkish Cream
Blanched, sliced almonds
To prepare the syrup; place the cherry juice and sugar in a medium-size pot. First bring to boil and after 7-8 minutes, add the cherries and lemon juice. Cook for one more minute and turn the heat off.
Cut the bread slices in two to make 4 pieces. Spread the butter all over them. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Toast the pieces of bread until light golden colour. Do not burn them!
Place them on a serving platter and slowly pour the hot syrup and cherries over them. Put aside and let them cool down. Serve with a dollop of thick Turkish Cream and sliced almonds.
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