As you may have gathered I am a willing student when it comes to trying to grow my own food. However, I am still very much at the infant stage yet. So, imagine my surprise (and envy) when I discovered that my sister (the one who I am trying to convert into a green way of thinking) has plums growing in her garden. Not just 1 or 2 but a whole tree full. She couldn't understand how excited I got over some plums. Of course I was to help myself by all means, as long as I didn't expect my sister to help pick them off - too many creepy crawlies might be lurking about.
My bounty that I have decided to make Plum pudding with.
- Roughly 6 plums halved - stones removed.
- 150g sieved self raising flour
- 175g marg or butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 2tbsp ground almonds
- 4 eggs beaten
- 2tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to gas mark 4.
Add a sprinkling of sugar to a pan with 2tbsp of water.
Bring to boil then bring to a simmer and add plums cut side down.
Simmer for 3 minutes.
Spoon plums cut side down into your tin and pour over what juice is left in pan.
I had never made this before but will definitely be adding this to my list of favourites.