17 Sep 2016

Apple and Plum Tart

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This tart has apple puree and home grown plums on top and is a good way to use up extra fruit from summer.

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04 May 2016

Ginger and Plum Cake

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If you’re lucky enough to have fruit trees, late summer is a great time to makeĀ fruit pie, fruit cake, jam, or all of the above. This spiced plum cake is like a pineapple upside down cake (tarte tatin), but with plums.

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27 Sep 2015

Plum Sponge Pudding

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A tree full of plums, cupboards full of plum jam, plums for breakfast, dinner and tea. This sponge pudding/upside down plum cake is a good way to use up any you might have. It would also work well with damsons or other fruit.

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11 Jul 2015

Zwetschgen kuchen

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Zwetschgnkuchen is a German plum cake traditionally made with yeast dough and Zwetschgen, which are Italian plums. Given my limited success with yeast, this cake/tart turned out really well. I had a jar of pears in mulled wine which I’ve been contemplating using in some kind of pie so with a jar of prunes to with them, this recipe was perfect. The dough turns out very soft and buttery after baking which makes it light.

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