Cherries out of season - what can I use?
I am just home from Portugal and would like to try to make this, of course cherries are out of season. Can I use frozen or canned cherries for the recipe?
Recipe question for: Sour Cherry Liqueur - Ginginha
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Depends on where you are
There seem to be smallish producers out west (e.g., Vancouver, Saskatchewan) who freeze their sour cherries.
I've seen far fewer frozen cherries in Ontario.
Other options include dried sour cherries and, yes, the bottled ones.
If you use the dried ones, I suggest you reduce the volume or expect a more intense flavor than from the fresh.
If you use the bottled ones, reduce or eliminate the sugar in the recipe.
Bottled sour cherries DO have flavor and have worked in desserts like Black Forest Cake.