Borough Market still has boxes of cherries going for £6 so I brought a box down to my mum’s. After buying a cherry pitting gadget from Kitchens we decided to do a Bakewell shortcake with the cherries and almonds.
It started with the basic school shortcake, with a few desert spoons of ground almonds mixed in. Then about half of the mixture going into a lined square tin.
This then got spooned onto the base and spread around. I didn’t think we’d done enough, but after cooking it turned out to be plenty; any more and we’d probably have had fruit oozing out all over the place.