Summer brings us an abundance of stone fruits, each variety as sweet and juicy as the last, and all versatile enough to lend themselves to both sweet and savoury dishes. Cherries are a particular favourite, and twinned with goats cheese, thyme and honey, make a perfect light summers’ brunch.
-1 lemon, juice and zest
-2 sprigs thyme
-30g caster sugar
-100g spreadable goats cheese
-2 slices sourdough
-honey for drizzling
Preheat the grill.
Halve the cherries and remove the stones. Put them into a saucepan along with the lemon juice, water and the leaves of one of the thyme sprigs. Place on a low heat and leave to soften and for the juice to become syrupy.
Toast the sourdough and spread with the goats cheese. Place under the hot grill until golden and bubbly.
Place the hot toast onto your serving plates, then spoon over the cherries and syrup. Sprinkle over the rest of your thyme, add the lemon zest and finish with a drizzle of honey.