Alsatian Holiday Cherry Soup

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Public Service site: French Cuisine (Tips) and other French Cuisine topics.

What dishes are cooked in Alsace?

Alsatian Holiday Cherry Soup

Alsace is bordered on the east by Germany and has long been a favorite tourist destination for Germans. Some restaurant there offer Lyon and Provence dishes but Alsatians have their own cuisine. As Germans, Alsatian cooks often use sauerkraut, goose liver, home-made noodle 'Spatzle', etc.

An interesting Alsatian Holiday recipe is Cherry Soup cooked for the Christmas Eve. It is made of 1 lb pitted cherries, 3 tbsp. butter, 1 tbsp. flour, 1 small wineglass of Kirsch liquer, and 4 cups water.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and warm water constantly whisking. Add the cherries and the kirsch and let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, fry slices of bread in butter; place in the bottom of a tureen; pour the soup over and serve hot.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this French Cuisine Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Mary White