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Ideas for cherry "cinnamon rolls"?

Davefs's picture
Davefs

Ideas for cherry "cinnamon rolls"?

Got five pounds of dried cherries on special from Amazon.I'm thinking of trying to use them to make cherry rolls.


I'm considering simmering them in syrup,maybe grinding some or chopping in the food processorin order to form a paste for cinnamon-style rolls.Maybe a touch of vanilla or almond extract.Any ideas or suggestions?


Maybe a few slivered almonds on top too.

flournwater's picture
flournwater

Any type of rolled danish pastry recipe should work.  Just use the dried cherries in place of prunes, etc.

Davefs's picture
Davefs

Thanks!I plan to use my regular sweet roll recipe.I may have to experiment to get the filling right though.Should be fun!

PaddyL's picture
PaddyL

I plump them in hot water and use them in sweet breads, quick breads, anything that calls for raisins has dried cherries instead.

SylviaH's picture
SylviaH

are one of my favorite things!


Sylvia

AW's picture
AW

The idea of making a mash of the cherries is very appealing. If you have any almond paste perhaps you could run a 1/4 inch tube of it at the end of the roll put cherry filling on the rest of the dough. (So the almond paste would be in the center of the roll.)


My favorite flavor pairing is chocolate and cherries. What if did your cherry mash spread across the entire dough, dice some dark chocolate, and put that on top of the cherry smear before you roll it up? You could use the small chocolate shards on top if you ice it.


Whatever you do I think something delicious is about to happen in your kitchen.

Davefs's picture
Davefs

Wow!


I like the way you think!

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cgmeyer2

i love them in oatmeal; also in cookies. my husband sprinkles them on his dry cereal.


no matter how you use them they are fantastic.


enjoy, claudia

AW's picture
AW

Davefs, I was thinking about this flavor idea exchange today. I have a book you might find interesting. It's called The Flavor Bible. It's basically hundreds of pages of food/spice pairings. It lists the ingredient by heat, weight of the flavor. Very great book; kinda like a cook or baker's 133-set Crayola coloring box.


http://www.amazon.com/Flavor-Bible-Essential-Creativity-Imaginative/dp/0316118400


-Arlene

Davefs's picture
Davefs

Thanks!I'll check it out!