Between my imagination and some reviewers’ comments, I figured if this was prepared as written with a full jar of maraschino cherries it would be very sweet; too sweet for me. Dried cherries, on the other hand, sounded like an appealing alternative. I plumped the cherries in boiling water for about 15 minutes and I liked how that turned out. The bread rose well and came out nicely rounded. It was moist and certainly not short on either cherries or nuts. But it kind of reminded me of what a golf teacher remarked to me many years ago. “Your swing is beautiful,” he said. “I can’t figure out why you’re not hitting the ball.” Similarly, in this case, everything was right. I just can’t figure out why it was so lacking in flavor. It was more nutty tasting than anything else, the batter itself fairly tasteless. A little cinnamon maybe, or some almond extract would probably help. So…yawn. Three stars. And had I made it with the full jar of maraschino cherries? Too sweet. Too maraschino cherry-y. Still three stars.
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Between my imagination and some reviewers’ comments, I figured if this was prepared as written...