Cherries in Chianti Classico – Ciliegie al Chianti Classico
Music: Strawberry Wine, Deana Carter. As a teenage girl, I also used to spend summers in the countryside with my grandparents. We didn’t drink strawberry wine – nobody does here in Tuscany – but my granma always cooked cherries in a syrup made with chianti classico and sugar that I just loved. The boiling went on and on for hours and my sister and I, who could not wait that long, ate the cherries directly from the pan, when it was still on the stove. It is the simplest of foods, but it always brings such sweet memories. Hope you like it.
cherries 1 kg
chianti classico 1 bottle
5 Tsb sugar
Place the cherries in a big pan, add the sugar and the wine. Set on high heat for five minutes, mixing well. Then bring the heat to real low and let cook until the syrup is reduced. Serve warm or cold on its own or with ice-cream.