Cherries Preserved in Orange Liqueur
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Wash thejars and lids in hot soapy water, rinse well and put in a low oven to dry and become warm, then cool.
Prick the cherries with a darning needle.
Heat the water and sugar in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and add the cherries.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until the cherries are tender. Remove the cherries with a slotted spoon and put into cold sterlilised jars.
Boil the syrup rapidly to 110°C|220°F and pour into a measuring jug. Leave to cool.
Add an equal amount of Cointreau to the syrup and stir well. Pour over the cherries to cover completely. Seal well and keep in a cool dark place. Use within 6 months.