For years I didn't visit my Serbian house during June, and this is what I have been missing. Although we had to cut one dry branch, the old girl still gave us plenty of sweet, juicy fruit. Enough for a proper feast with neighbours and for a few bake-offs, of course.
First, pitting the fruit .. her way..
Then, we were ready to proceed with the recipe.
600 g of sugar for one kilo of cherries
Pour one glass of water over sugar in a big pot, let it dissolve and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the fruit. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on what sort of consistency you prefer.
Don't forget to remove the foam from time to time.