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Food glossary

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Kirsch

A clear, colourless spirit made from cherries. It was originally made in the Black Forest region of Germany where black Morello cherries grow in abundance. Kirsch should be served lightly chilled and in small measures - it makes a refreshing alternative to whisky or brandy after dinner.

Uses: The most well-known use for kirsch in cookery is to add an alcoholic flavour to sponges such as the chocolate sponge for Black Forest g√Ęteau. Kirsch also goes well with a variety of fruits.