"You Should Only Be Happy" ... eating cherry sorbet
Cherry Sorbet (Adapted from Bruce Weinstein's The Ultimate Ice Cream Book)
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat just until the sugar melts. Place the sugar syrup in a blender with the cherries, the lemon juice and the extract; puree until smooth. Place into a covered container and refrigerate until chilled, preferably overnight.
Place the cherry mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions, then scoop the sorbet into a covered container and freeze until firm. Serve in decorative glasses.
Makes less than a quart, and it is so good that it will disappear almost immediately! Start another batch as quickly as you can ....
The stone pictured at the top of this post was a gift from a very dear friend who took a recent trip to Israel. The Hebrew lettering is a verse from Deuteronomy 16:15 -- “You Should Always Be Happy.” As explained in my very first post, that seemed a fitting sentiment for a blog about passion for food!