October 27th, 2010

Sarah Goes To work with something sweet to sample.

Amarena cherries, from the town of La Morra in Piedmont, pack a tart punch.  The jam from this fruit is quite a versatile product that would be equally at home on a cheese plate or rolled into a pastry.  I chose the later application this time around.   Using the brioche recipe from Tartine I set to work to create a treat for the warehouse gang using Amarena Cherry jam from Ritrovo.  This confiture has more of a chutney's texture and maintains its piquant quality.  Its meaty constistancy gives the jam enough body so as not to get lost in the swirls of a brioche pastry.  The jam rolls were the perfect mid morning snack thanks to the tartly balanced jam and subtly sweet brioche.