This simple pudding can also be made with other soft fruits, such as apricots, plums, peaches, blackberries & blackcurrants.
Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 10 minutes
15g butter for greasing
750g cherries, pitted
50g unrefined caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Unrefined icing sugar for dusting
Heat the oven to 180C / gas 4.
Butter a shallow ovenproof dish. Place the cherries in the dish.
Put the flour and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the middle.
Whisk the eggs; add the vanilla and milk to the eggs and whisk.
Slowly pour the milk mix into the flour, beating constantly until all the liquid has been added and you have a smooth batter. Pour over the cherries.
Bake for 40 minutes until the batter is firm to the touch and golden on top.
Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve just warm.