The combination of ice cream, melomakarona and cherries is a match made in heaven. Ice cream can be substitute for Greek-style yogurt. Angela Nicolettou has the details.
Cherries with melomakarona and ice cream
6 melomakarona (Greek honey and walnut biscuits)
500ml vanilla ice cream
Edible flowers for garnish
500g pitted fresh cherries
2 tbs orange juice
1 tbs honey
2 tbs ouzo
Place the pitted cherries and orange juice in a small pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the honey and ouzo and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes. Let the cherry compote cool and place in the fridge until needed. This can be prepared a day or 2 in advance.
To serve, take one biscuit and crush it into a crumb. Place ¾ of the crumb at the base of a small serving bowl and then add a scoop or 2 of vanilla ice cream. Spoon cherry compote on top and finish with the remaining biscuit crumb. Garnish with an edible flower.
The recipe serves six.