Fresh cherries picked right off of a cherry tree are my absolute favourite fruit.
In Canada, cherries are a fairly expensive fruit.
In stores and at roadside fruit and vegetable stands you can expect to pay about $4 per pound or just over $8 per kilogram.
Usually you can only buy them fresh in July (for about 3 weeks) in the part of Canada where I live.
As the season for them isn’t very long, I try to make a few special recipes to celebrate my love for them.
This year I decided to medicate dark chocolate with cannabis infused butter and then I dipped some cherries in the chocolate.
30 fresh cherries (washed and dried)
80 grams (2.8 ounces) of 74% dark chocolate (melted)
2 tbsp of cannabis infused butter
Melt the cannabis infused butter in a small glass mixing bowl submersed in boiling water. Stir the butter as it melts and reduce the flame to medium-low. The goal is to gently heat the butter and chocolate without scorching it.
Melt the chocolate the same way. Add one piece at a time and stir well until all the chocolate is melted and is thoroughly combined with the butter.
Line a small baking sheet with waxed paper. Carefully remove the glass bowl (full of melted chocolate) from its hot water bath. Hang onto the stem of each cherry and dip it into the chocolate, making sure to fully immerse each one.
Place each chocolate coated cherry on the waxed paper-lined tray and put the whole tray in the fridge overnight.
Cannabis Infused Chocolate Covered Cherries
Enjoy on their own or use as a special garnish as part of another dessert.
I welcome your comments and I invite you to follow me on my journey…letting life be one big bowl of fresh cherries.
Recipe By: ~ Rebecca Ryan