Advice 1: How to prepare cherries for the filling

Cherry – berry, my favorite pastry. It's used to make jellies and mousses, it is decorated with cakes and pastries. And most importantly – from the cherries make a delicious filling for cakes, pies, rolls, muffins and other pastries. The only difficulty lies in the richness of the berry – tasty juice can leak out spoiling all the impression of the dessert. To avoid this, the berries should properly prepare.
How to prepare cherries for the filling
You will need
    • Thick jam:
    • 1 kg of ripe cherries;
    • 1.5 cups of water;
    • 3 cups of sugar;
    • 1 tablespoon of powder gelatin.
    • The filling for the puffs:
    • 1 package (250 g) frozen cherries, pitted;
    • 1 tablespoon of starch;
    • 10 teaspoons of sugar.
    • Drunk cherry
    • 1 Cup canned cherries;
    • 4 tablespoons of brandy.
    • Candied
    • 1 kg fresh cherries;
    • 3 cups of sugar.
For the preparation of fillings you can use both fresh and frozen or canned cherries. Selection of either option depends on the recipe and personal preferences of the hostess.
Baking good thick jam. Rinse and sort 1 kg of ripe cherries. Remove pits and simmer in 1.5 cups water until tender. Add 3 cups of sugar and simmer for 15 minutes. For more thick you can add to the hot jam with a tablespoon of gelatin powder, stir well and leave to solidify.
Such a filling for open and closed yeast cakes, biscuit rolls, fried pies and donuts.
Going oven fruit puffs, try the other option toppings. Rolled out a square of puff pastry sprinkle with potato starch. On top place a few frozen cherries (not pre-thaw). Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar, and on top add a little more starch. Roll puff pastry and bake – cherry will retain the juiciness.
Instead of potato starch can I use corn and semolina. The taste of these products in the finished product is not felt.
For the biscuit rolls, muffins and cakes can be cooked drunken cherries. A glass of canned cherries without syrup free from bones, put in a deep plate and pour 4 tablespoons of brandy. Leave for 12 hours. The ready berry can be mixed with butter cream and biscuit crumbs and fill the loaf or a cake or add to dough for baking cupcakes and muffins. Drunken cherry chocolate goes well – the product can be covered with glaze or add it to the cream and cocoa powder.
For filling the baskets of dough and decorating cakes suitable candied cherry. The process of their preparation is quite time-consuming, but the result is impressive. 1 kg fresh cherries, wash, dry, and free from bones. Cover berries with boiling water for five minutes. Remove and Pat dry. The water from the berries, pour into a saucepan, add 1 ,5 cups of sugar, stirring with a wooden spoon, bring to the boil and complete dissolution of sugar. Cover the cherries with the hot syrup and leave in the warm for a day.
Remove the berries, spread on a baking sheet. The syrup in which they rested, again pour it in a pan, add 100 g sugar and boil, stirring with a spoon. Pour the berries and leave for another 24 hours. Remove the cherries and dry on a baking sheet. Repeat the whole process three times. Then finished candied dry for several days. You can use them for stuffing immediately after cooking or store in a cardboard box layered with paper.

Advice 2 : How to dry cherries

Dried cherries – useful aromatic treat. They can be eaten just like that, a bit of sugar, you can cook compote, add to pies and sauces. Home dried cherry will not give you unpleasant surprises in the form of unwanted preservatives or unnecessary Intrusive sweetness. Harvested so the harvest can be stored at room temperature for about six months.

How to dry cherries
You will need
    • cherries;
    • fruit knife;
    • 1 tsp. powdered ascorbic acid;
    • water;
    • pan;
    • skimmer;
    • screen for drying or baking;
    • the baking paper.
Collect cherries, which has no defects – dark spots, dents, broken skin. Wash them thoroughly under running water. Remove the cuttings and dry the berries.
Cut each cherry in half – the smaller the size, the faster dried fruit, moreover it is easier to remove the bone.
Mix ascorbic acid with warm water. Make sure the powder is completely dissolved. The water will cool to room temperature. Put prepared cherries in a solution of water and vitamin C. Keep them there for 5 minutes. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon. This procedure will prevent darkening of the berries and will retain their beautiful color.
Drying cherries in the street

In hot and dry weather you can dry cherries in the street. This will require a special screen. Arrange cherries cut sides up on the gauze screen and close the frame. Take out the screen with cherry in the sun every day. When you remove the berries overnight, pre-keep it on 30 minutes in the oven, heated to 160ºС.
Drying cherries in the oven

Prepare a baking tray with baking paper. Lay the cherry halves cut sides down. Preheat oven to 165ºС. Put it in the pan with berries. The oven door does not close until the end, leave a small gap for air circulation. Keeping the temperature, dry cherries 3 hours. Then reduce heat to 135ºС and dry the berries for another 16-24 hours.
Ready dried cherries plastic, sticky and wrinkled.

Dried cherries contain anthocyanins and antioxidants, providing anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effects on the body.
Useful advice
Dip dried cherries in melted chocolate to get an exquisite delicacy.

Add dried cherries to granola, crunchie and "quick" cereals.

If you mix dried cherries with mushrooms and onion and stuff this mixture in roulette of chicken or pork, you get a gourmet meal, able to surprise many foodies.

Advice 3 : How to root cherry

Cherry trees can grow and please the owner for its fruit up to 20 years, but sooner or later the plant is aging, affected by diseases or pests. Before the grower raises the question of how to remove the cherries from the site. If the plant is simply cut down, its root suckers will bring a lot of trouble. The most reliable and ecological way is the uprooting of the cherries together with the root system.
How to root cherry
You will need
  • - strong spade;
  • - axe;
  • - Vaga;
  • rope;
  • - the iron crowbar;
  • - gloves;
  • - a hacksaw.
Put on cotton gloves and cut off the trunk of the cherry at a height of 1 meter. Gloves will protect your hands from damage, dry branches and pieces of bark. If the plant tonkoslojnoe, cut off should be no higher than 50 centimeters from the ground.
Take a sturdy shovel for garden work. For the uprooting would be the best shovel made of stainless steel or titanium. Stepping back from the trunk a meter or one and a half, start to dig the ground, releasing the large roots as possible.
Cut with a hacksaw visible parts of the large roots at the greatest distance from the trunk of a cherry. If the roots are not available for sawing, chopping them with an ax. Remaining in the soil shallow roots will decompose in 1-2 years.
Use the remaining trunk of the cherry as a lever and try to shake the tree. In the Central part of the root of the tree will drive the steel scrap and try to lift the entire root system simultaneously with the rocking. Here you may need a strong helper. To stop at scrap can be put wooden logs. Experienced growers, who have often had to remove old trees from the site, for these purposes, use a crowbar with a specially welded to it with an axe.
Tie the roots of the plants with a rope and attach it to Vahe, try to remove the cherry, lifting her upright. If this fails, pull up the remaining roots, which go from the trunk to the ground.
In order to get rid of the roots of the old cherry growers used table salt. This method negatively affects the condition of the soil near the plants. It can be used, if the site after cleaning the roots will be used for construction.
Useful advice
In order to cut down the cherry didn't give root seedlings, brush the remaining stump with the herbicide. Be careful not to damage neighboring plants in the processing of hemp, cover them with tape or block off sheets of slate.
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