I have so many childhood memories that involve plums ~ both my parents are Hungarian and plums feature heavily in loads of my family recipes... there is a really dense dark plum jam that my mother makes which is heavenly!
Today I went to the Central Markets and was so excited to find so many new season plums ...
I'm not sure of the actual name of the green variety BUT how cool ripe when green!
I also had the lovely blood that I got from the Adelaide Show Markets. I made this dish using all 4 different varieties...I love cooking with many varieties of the same fruit ~ like 3 -4 different types of apples... pretty unconventional I think but what happens is the melding of flavours and textures with each variety contributing its qualities...
Tonight I thought I'd share with you a cake from my childhood its really easy and SO delicious..
The house still smells like plums and cinnamon..
Cinnamon Plum Cake with Crumble Topping
you will need...
makes 1 x 23cm cake ~ 10 serves 8 -10
prep about 20 mins
cooking time 50 - 60 mins
250g soft butter
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 cups self raising flour
2 cups of mixed plums chopped and de-pipped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons castor sugar
1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup castor sugar
100g butter softened
To make this cake is so easy...
Heat your oven to 200c
You place the butter, eggs, flour and sugar in a bowl and beat until just combined ~ don't over beat!
Butter and flour a cake tin and then pour in the cake batter ~ its quite thick but trust me it works
In a bowl place you plums and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and then evenly place on top of the batter like so ~
To make the crumble combine the butter, sugar and flour and mix until it is combined and forms a crumbly dough...
Top the plums with cruble and into the oven for about 1 hour...
becomes this...eat warm...