Tuesday, July 20, 2010

cherry chutney

Cherry tree next door!

This organic Bing tree is completely loaded with cherries!  I have been picking a ton, and making some amazing cherry chutney!

Rinse, pit and quarter the cherries.
Mix in: 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon cloves
grated rind of one orange

Mix separately: Juice of one orange
1/8 cup Rapadura sugar or superfine sugar
1/4 cup whey
2 teaspoons seasalt
1/2 cup water, or less

Mix together, and pour into a one quart jar.   Top of chutney needs to be at least 1" below the top of the jar.  Cover tightly and leave at room temperature for 2 days.  Transfer to refridge, and wait for another week or so.  Flavors improve with time!

Pictured here with a fresh batch of traditional ketchup.