Ingredients for Chocolate Cherries
12 glace cherries
2 table spoon rum or brandy
250 g (9 oz.) marzipan
125 g (5.5 oz.) plain chocolate
Optional plain or white chocolate for decoration
The above ingredient measurement makes 24 pieces.
Method for Chocolate Cherries
Line a baking sheet with a sheet of baking parchment.
Cut the glace cherries in half and plane in a small bowl. Add the rum or brandy and stir to coat. Let the cherries soak for at least 1 hour and stir them occasionally.
Divide the marzipan into 24 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Press half a cherry into the centre of each of the marzipan ball.
Break the chocolate into pieces, place in a bowl and set over a saucepan of hot water. Keep it stirring until it is melted.
Dip each marzipan ball into the melted chocolate using a tooth pick. Allow the excess of the chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
Place the coated cherries on the baking parchment and chill until set.