Make the most of the cherry season with our cherry fool recipe

Tom Grimmett

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Summer is a time for picnics, days out to the seaside and enjoying the fruit of the summer season.

Togri bakery cherry cupcakes

In my opinion, cherries are one of the special tasty jewels of the summer berry season, but the cherry season is painfully short. So now the cherry season has arrived it is important to make the most of it. So adorn your beautiful Togri cakes with cherries, or make a cherry pie, or as I like to do, make a cherry fool.

The great thing about making fools is they are super simple to make but very delicious. Here is a recipe for you all to enjoy:

Cherry Fool Recipe Togri Bakery

Serves 2


250g fresh British cherries,                               50g  caster sugar                                               75ml double cream                                             75ml Greek yoghurt                                             2tbsp cherry jam                                                   A few extra cherries to garnish

Cherries Togri Bakery

1. Wash the cherries under cold running water and remove the stones with a cherry pitting tool. These are really inexpensive and easily found on ebay or Amazon. Alternatively use a metal skewer to push out the cherry stones, but be careful.

Cherry pitter Togri BakeryCherry pitter Togri Bakery

Top tip: When pitting cherries it is best to do it in a bowl as the juice goes everywhere. My first attempt at pitting cherries resulted in my kitchen, and myself, looking like a scene from Midsummer Murders!

Cherry stones

2. Put the pitted cherries, caster sugar and 75ml water in a large pan. Cover, and simmer gently for 6 minutes. Keep an eye on it as it can froth up a lot and boil over. Drain the syrup into a separate pan and set aside the cherries to cool.

Cherry fool recipe Togri Bakery

Stewed cherries

3. Boil the cherry juice sugar syrup for 4 minutes and set aside to cool. It will start to thicken as it cools and can be poured on top of the fool. Yum. 

Cherry syrup

3. Whisk the cream until it forms soft peaks, then fold in the yoghurt, jam and cooled cherries.

Whipped double cream

Soft whipped double cream

Cherry fool recipe

4. Spoon into 2 glasses and chill in the fridge for an hour. Garnish with whole cherries and drizzle on the cherry syrup.