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Candied cherries

Recipe from: 17 November 2014
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Ingredients 4
Servings 10
Time 00:10


  • 10
    cherries, stems removed
  • 1
  • 60
  • red food colouring


Carefully skewer the cherries onto 10 wooden sosatie sticks.
Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then turn up the heat to a gentle simmer. Add in the candy thermometer and cook until it reaches hard boil stage (150°C). Do not stir. It should take about 20 minutes. Swirl in a few drops of the red food colouring. Ensure that you do not stir.

Dip each skewered cherry in the sugar and allow it to set upright on a non-stick baking sheet until hard. Cover each one with some cellophane when gifting or eat straight away. 

Recipe reprinted with permission of Illanique van Aswegen.

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