I finally got the cherry brown butter bars from smitten kitchen done. The Girlies and I had fun pitting the cherries.
This little shield on the OXO Cherry Pitter is meant to save you from all the splatters. If there is more splattering without it then I will never go without. My goodness.
We pitted right into the trash can and after we were done it looked like a slaughterhouse.
This recipe was very easy to put together (even with my wrong sized pan). Bitty and I even had a great teaching about cooking moment. As I was browning the butter Little Bit wanted to know why I would want it to be brown. Then she wanted to know why things turn brown. The best part was when she said, "It smells like Caramel!" It was so much fun to explain to her about caramelizing the sugars in foods and how it changes the color, smell, flavor. She tasted all the pieces of this culinary puzzle as it was coming together and then tried the finished product and could actually taste the individual parts in the whole. I'm pretty proud of my little 7 year old chef. I hope that someday she will love to cook as much as I do.