What caught my attention was their beautiful knobbly appearance. I want to describe them as looking like a raisin that had suffered a severe allergic reaction to something but this wouldn’t convey how cute they are. Texturally, they are similar to a dried fig i.e. they have a bit of grittiness about them. They are also very dry, which was why I decided to use them in a tea loaf, where they’d have the opportunity to plump and rehydrate.
60g glace cherries – chopped
110g dark brown soft sugar
200ml cold tea – I used 2 teabags to boost the flavour
225g self raising flour