- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup cherries, pitted
- 10 leaves fresh basil, cut into ribbons
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°. Put butter in an 8”x8” baking pan and place in oven until butter has just melted. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to blend. Add milk and stir just until flour disappears. Using a rubber spatula, cut through batter a couple of times to incorporate butter and push batter into corners of pan.
Arrange cherries neatly over batter. Sprinkle with basil.
Bake until top is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Adapted from Casa Orinda restaurant, San Francisco