How many places do you cross every once on in a while that you have never really noticed? The other day, we came by a school’s forecourt with a tiny meadow that we have passed often already. It’s summer holidays in Berlin, and therefor the place was empty – and the grass had obviously not been cut since quite some time. In the corner of the little meadow, we recognized a small beautiful statue showing two young women cowering in the grass.
There had been no plaque or engraving indicating the name of the work or the artist, but we payed our tribute to it nevertheless and enjoyed the beautiful moment of discovery.
What you can’t see in the picture are some cherry trees that surrounded the scenery beautifully. Among all fruit trees I would love to have a cherry tree the most – it is one of my most beloved childhood remembrances that I picked dark, seducing cherries from a huge cherry tree in my grandmother’s garden. Of course the sight of the trees had inspired me to make some simple cherry pie right away.
Here’s my recipe
I’m not a refined baker, and this is a totally simple and quick, yet delicious recipe. Grease two small baking tins for tartes (14 cm diameter) and spread a bit of flour. Clean two handsful of cherries and take off the stones. Make a pound cake dough: mix 100 g whole spelt flour, sifted, with 50 g raw sugar, 5 g baking powder, ½ teaspoon ground vanilla bean, a pinch of salt, 75 g butter or margarine and 1 egg. Mix well and fill in the baking tins. Even the surface and press the cherries carefully into the dough. But into the preheated oven (175 °C) and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Take off and let cool down. Add as much powdered sugar as you like and serve.