There are certain foods in this world that gets a bad rap and I am a participator in dismissing the idea that certain foods could be good. Some of those foods are:
Mushrooms: Who wants to eat fungus?
Cottage Cheese: Its spoiled milk!
Beets: Let’s not go there.
Dates: They look like dried roaches.
Fennel: Vegetables shouldn’t taste like licorice.
Avocado: Although I am coming around to it, it tastes like nothing.
Maybe not where you live, but cherries got a bad rap when I was coming up. I can’t recall a single holiday dinner where Cherry pie or Cherry-anything was available. Therefore, as a result of group-think, I too discarded cherries as having any real purpose in cooking, baking, or eating. Until…..”The Genius” emerged. If you having been following my blog for a while then you know what I am talking about. But if this is new to you “The Genius” is like……you know what? Nevermind. You are going to think I’m crazy. Let’s just call “The Genius” my alter-ego. You know like Sasha Fierce is Beyonce’s alter-ego? Anyway. I suddenly began to realize that cherries is a great ingredient to work with. Cherries and almonds.
You should know that I have never had this cake before. It was something that I thought would sound good together and behold! It has already been done before! Surprise Surprise (no exclamation point). This cake is simply wonderful. I mean absolutely divine. Even if cherries aren’t your thing, you will like this cake. It isn’t a strong overpowering cherry flavor. Well, just try it. I think you will like it just because…… you’ll like it. The best part of this cake is the crunch from the crumble. It adds a nice texture and gives a nice surprise element to the cake. It is great for breakfast or brunch. Just go ahead and try it.
One thing that you all should probably know is that I am not good at cooking and baking and cleaning. I know you should clean as you go, but I have a serious problem with that. I think I should be apart of some sort of support group.