The ultimate show-stopping dessert, this flaming combination of sweet cherries, zesty lemon and rich brandy will have guests in awe.
Add the lemon rind, juice, water and sugar to a small frying pan and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time until the sugar has completely dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes until syrupy.
Add the cherries and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes until they are softened and the juices have coloured the syrup. Lift out and discard the lemon rind.
Add the liqueur or brandy and bring just to the boil, flame with a lit match (use extra long ones so you don’t burn fingers) making sure to stand well back then take to the table. When the flames subside spoon into dishes and serve with scoops of ice cream.
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