The cherry lacks nothing: in addition to vitamins A and B, the fruit contains proteins, mineral salts of calcium, magnesium and iron. Antioxidant and low-calorie, despite being rich in sugars, cherries help block the accumulation of lipid deposits in the arteries and fight the action of free radicals. They are also useful against inflammation and pain in the joints, are diuretic, help purify the liver and promote good sleep. Good things really do come in small packages.
When cherries arrive on our tables, it is a sign that school is ending. Yes, the cherry is a fruit of childhood, but it is also a fruit of love. First the amazing flowering of the trees and then the fleshy fruit, red like a heartbeat, like an unexpected kiss, tell us spring is arriving.
We have talked about childhood and here is a suitable dessert, which is fine even if you are older. For six people you need 300 g of pitted cherries, 2 eggs, 160g of butter, 100ml of milk, 120g of sugar, 200g of flour (Type 00), a sachet of yeast and our cherry flavored dressing to finish with a flourish. This desert is very simple. In a large bowl, put the eggs and sugar and whisk them with an electric whisk until fluffy. Add the softened butter and work again for a couple of minutes. Pour in the milk and mix. Separately, sift the yeast with the flour and add it a little at a time to the mixture. Do this gently to avoid the formation of lumps. Add the cherries and mix. Take a greased and floured loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and bake for about 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick to check it is cooked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Add the icing sugar and pour on some of our cherry dressing. Serve.