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Black Forest Gâteau with Morello Cherries and Whisky. Happy New Year!

It’s the last day of the year, and although it’s not New Year’s Day yet, I have U2’s song of the same title on repeat in my head. It’s cold, it’s dark and it’s blustery. But the darkness only amplifies the need for a celebration, and highlights the reason that our modern Calender follows the old winter celebratory dates of ancient times. I’m getting ready to have some dear friends over to see in the bells with a bonfire and spiced mulled cider. I’ll be serving up a retro spread of Fondue and Black Forrest Gâteau! Are we entering 2014 or 1980 you ask! Traditionally Kirsch is used in a Black Forest Gâteau, but I had none at hand, so Whisky went in instead…a yummy substitution by the way. In any case, Happy New Year to you all! _______________________________________________________ Black Forest Gateau Serves 8-10 400g morello cherries, from a jar plus a little juice 375g sugar 2 eggs 500ml whipping cream 2 tsp almond extract 250g good dark chocolate 300g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate …