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Fresh Plum Cake Recipe

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This is best eaten warm with ice cream, but it’s just as tasty to have a piece cold with a cuppa!

Ingredients

225g (8oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100g (3.5oz) baking margarine
50g (2oz) sultanas
50g (2oz) soft brown sugar plus 2 tblsp
for sprinkling
2 large eggs
4 tblsp golden syrup
225g (8oz) plums, stoned & chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.
Grease & line an 8" square baking tin.
Rub the flour, half the cinnamon & the margarine together.
Add the sultanas & 50g (2oz) brown sugar & stir.
Beat eggs & syrup together in a separate bowl, add plums, then
stir into flour mixture.
Transfer to tin & level the surface.
Mix rest of brown sugar & cinnamon together & sprinkle over
top of cake mixture.
Cook in centre of oven for 45-50 mins. & then test. It should be risen & just firm to the touch when cooked.

Cut into squares to eat. Enjoy !

OH baked this in an 8" round tin, tasted just as good though !

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Comments

 

MMM,Shirley this looks delicious,will definitely have a go at this.I suppose I will have to buy some plums,seeing as it would be too far for you to come to Yorkshire Lol.Aren't you the lucky one,a hubby who bakes...Well done,Michael:o))
You weren't joking about the chef's gear, after all.Lol.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Gonna have a go to, as my friend has just delivered a big bag of plums from her tree, cheers Shirley.

13 Aug, 2010

 

Pleased you'll both be trying this out ... I'm trying to resist the urge to have another slice while he's out watching footie !

13 Aug, 2010

 

I'm going to give it a go too- no plums, but I saw a farm selling them not too far away. Its going to be raining tomorrow so baking it is. - Thanks for the recipe.

13 Aug, 2010

 

I never resist the urge I'm afraid,Shirley, that is one of my big problems !!!!

13 Aug, 2010

 

You're welcome, Kf, eat a piece while it's still warm, delicious !
Grandmage, OH is impressed as he's home from the match & I haven't succumbed to another piece of cake ... lol !

13 Aug, 2010

 

Well done, I would have succumbed big time, one of the reasons I dont bake that often!!

13 Aug, 2010

 

my dads plum tree is heaveing ,im gonna steal some and make this,pity we are all diabetics,but what the hey will watch the kids enjoy it

13 Aug, 2010

 

Yum Yum......can you send me a slice please Shirley.......lol ;-)

13 Aug, 2010

 

straight ont to favorites Shirley !!!

14 Aug, 2010

 

I hope the children enjoy it, Ladybug. Shame you can't have some too !
Ha ha, Richard, you'll have to bake your own, sorry. : o ))
Thanks, Pam, hope you like it as much as we do.

14 Aug, 2010

 

I love cakes so will definately be out to buy some plums and have a go at making this cake. Will probably have to write the recipe for my daughter as she loves baking cakes too. Why not try using sugar substitutes that are suitable for dibetics, that way you can enjoy the cake wiyh out the worry.

14 Aug, 2010

 

Well done Shirley!! will endeavour! Just need the golden syrup!

14 Aug, 2010

 

~will be trying this but usually do a pear and plum crumble with grated ginger served with double cream!

14 Aug, 2010

 

That'll be the diet variety I assume, Arlene ? : o ))))))))))))))

14 Aug, 2010

 

Super, looks so good. Will be making this tomorrow Shirley. Thanks for recipe.

14 Aug, 2010

 

Your're welcome, Cinders, I'm sure you'll enjoy. : o ))))

14 Aug, 2010

 

This sounds great Shirley, will pass it on to my wife as we have a glut of plums at the moment and she is thinking of ways to use them. Thanks.

14 Aug, 2010

 

I hope you both enjoy the cake very much - it makes a change from the usual crumble !

14 Aug, 2010

 

great shirley, iv put it in favs so i can find it easy, going to try ;o))

15 Aug, 2010

 

It should be made in a square tin, but a round one works o.k . too !

15 Aug, 2010

 

as long as it tastes good i dont care what shape shirley lol, wonder why we have to have them in one or the other, strange really

15 Aug, 2010

 

I agree,San.Sometimes I make them in a 2lb loaf tin,as they slice into portions easily,and I haven't found any difference in the quality of the cake.

15 Aug, 2010

 

i like loaf tins to shirley, easy to cut like you say, i will let you know when i try it ;o))

15 Aug, 2010

 

I didn't say that Sandra, Bloomer did ... lol ! : o)))))))))))))))))

15 Aug, 2010

 

lol oh yes Doh! sorry sandra, your right hahaha
thanx shirley, im having a blonde day ;o))

15 Aug, 2010

 

Welcome to my world ..........

15 Aug, 2010

 

hahah thanx shirley lol

15 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely recipe idea Shirley...just need the plums !!!!

15 Aug, 2010

 

Scrumping is the way forward if you haven't got your own ... lol ! You could use apples & rhubarb, Plums definitely better though.

15 Aug, 2010

 

Have to be scrumping then...but due a good apple harvest soon !

15 Aug, 2010

 

Cookers or eaters ? I've noticed some falling off in a friends garden already, seems a bit early ?

15 Aug, 2010

 

Really old tree Shirley..guess somewhere between cookers and eaters.The apples are lovely cooked but sort of sweet too. Only ready very late autumn !

15 Aug, 2010

 

Don't have any plums in the garden, Shirley, but will get some in and try this at the weekend. :-)))

16 Aug, 2010

 

i bourght some today on offer at tesco ;o))

16 Aug, 2010

 

Blimey ... this could become an international recipe soon ... lol !

16 Aug, 2010

 

lol shirley, fame at last hahah

16 Aug, 2010

 

just popped my cake in the oven shirley ;o))))

17 Aug, 2010

 

Well done, eat the first piece warm with ice cream, Sandra and tell Baz you were just testing it out for him !

17 Aug, 2010

 

lol shirley, almost done so will post a pic for you ;o))

17 Aug, 2010

 

I shall look out for it,Sandra, back on here this evening. : o ))))

17 Aug, 2010

 

okidoki ;o))

17 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

How did I miss this ,, Mmm I will have to make that it looks yummy .. :o)

17 Aug, 2010

 

Ha ha, Amy, make two, it doesn't last long ... lol !

17 Aug, 2010

 

great cake. will have a go at making it, it looks lovely. thank for the recipe.:)

18 Aug, 2010

 

You're welcome ... good way to use plums.

18 Aug, 2010

 

Well, I know that the saying "the proof is in the pudding", but have done mine, and saw Sandra's pic, too!!! :-)))

19 Aug, 2010

 

i will do on sat but have just made jam wth mine. wonder if u can put jam in it.;0p

19 Aug, 2010

 

Made it, eat it anybody want to buy a t-shirt saying:-
"I've made Shirleys cake :-)"
Well done shirley you've really got something going here.
ps it was delicious. Any more special recipies for us?

19 Aug, 2010

 

perhaps
Shirleys GOY Gardening Goodies Cook Book

19 Aug, 2010

 

LOL ! ! So far it's been made by yourself, Sanbaz, Cinderella, David and possibly others. Who'd have thought a seasonal fruit recipe would be so popular ? : o ))))))))))

19 Aug, 2010

 

Looks lovely Shirley, definitely going to give this a go this weekend, just picked loads of plums off our tree, something a bit different from crumble:-)

25 Aug, 2010

 

Enjoy it Simbad, I imagine many plums have been washed off the trees down here, very wet and windy all day. Report back when you've eaten the cake ... lol !

25 Aug, 2010

 

Shirley -- as a generalisation I'm not fond of plums ( except a victoria occasionally ) and I do not like cooked plums!---- saying all that i've just made your cake with rather sour Czar plums and its fabulous AND as its fruit --its got to be one of my 5-a-day!

hasn't it?

31 Aug, 2010

 

LOL, Pam, I hadn't thought of it that way ! I took a small bag of Plums to Mum today as she loves them, and still have a colander full from the neighbours tree. Can't understand why they haven't picked any this year.

31 Aug, 2010

 

mine are hardly ripe-- you couldn't eat them raw much too sour but they do sweeten up if you get them before the wasps!

31 Aug, 2010

 

At last,Shirley..I finally remembered to buy the plums...and made it tonight...looks and smells good..as its getting late,I am resisting the temptation to try it tonight..how perfect am I ? lol....mmm,now what shall I have for breakfast
tomorrow ?

31 Aug, 2010

 

I made lots of these last year as they went so quickly, only just picked my plums so will be making more they freeze very well

31 Aug, 2010

 

Think I will be too,as long as the plums last,but sadly,I don't have a plum tree,so
next year I am going to set up camp in Shirley's garden,and 'borrow' some from her next door neighbours tree.Lol.

31 Aug, 2010

 

Morning, Bloomer, have you tried the Plum cake for breakfast then ? LOL !
I'll get the tent out of the attic for you, thermos flask too for ' Plumwatch ' next year. : o ))))

1 Sep, 2010

 

No,I resisted Shirley,but Family came for tea,and after polishing off a Raspberry trifle between us,I brought out the 'Piece de Resistance' looking splendidly gorgeous...and I think,much nicer with having the self restraint to let it settle for a day..I was a bit concerned,as I thought it might be a bit soggy..but no,it was pleasantly moist..:o)..and the comments? "oooh,that is beautiful" !!.I think a lot depends on the plums too,as mine were very juicy.I cut it into 9 squares,..we ate four,..one each,they took 2 pieces home,and 3 still left...guess who is going to have the odd one,when Russ goes to have his hair cut tomorrow ????,,and I am going out to lunch with a friend later,so will have to have it with morning coffee,or else it will be gone when I get home...Lol...Well.I made it, so its only fair it should be mine...all mine...:o))))...memo to self,,need more plums......and I have got my sleeping bag ready,Shirley...thanks for the offer of the tent and Thermos..so kind..:o)

1 Sep, 2010

 

I think I'd better change my avatar to a Plum cake photo, I seem to be known for it now .. lol ! ! Logging off, need my beauty sleep . . . . . : o )))))))))

1 Sep, 2010

 

I've just printed this recipe, bought some plums today so I can make it, it looks lovely :-)

4 Sep, 2010

 

I have some plums wish I'd found this recipe last week I wasen't at work. Well when Iam onan early shift I will be making this thanks shirley x

4 Sep, 2010

 

I'm going to try this recipe too.....I've never made anything with plums before so I'll find it a nice change. I'll have to go to the greengrocers though...no plum tree. If I could travel back in time I'd go back to one of my childhood homes...we had two huge plum trees in our back garden and we used to be so fed up of those plums (mom would make a lot of jam with them) and dad would curse the fallen ones when he had to mow the grass...lol Oh for the memories :)

5 Sep, 2010

 

Well I've just made mine and had some with cream for tea, delicious, thanks for the recipe Shirley :-))))))

6 Sep, 2010

 

I bought the plums when I was in Tesco only to find out when I got home that I don't have corn syrup....they need ripening so I'l fetch the corn syrup tomorrow. Everyone making the plum cake is loving it so I just have to try it too! Cream on yours, Simbad....sounds pretty yummy to me :) I'm thinking....custard?

6 Sep, 2010

 

I must warn anyone who is thinking of trying this, that it doesn't last long, even with just 2 of us. On the first day, as soon as it's ready, a good sized slice with icecream mmmmm, the next day one thin slice with cup of tea,, not quite enough..one more thin slice (call it elevenses). After dinner, full up, but could just about manage a slice of plum cake, then another. Now it's gone:-( I'll make another:-))

8 Sep, 2010

 

its golden syrup Whistonlass-- I think its a sugar base as mine is Lyles-- not sure what corn syrup is made from but may work just as well,
just made my 2nd cake and going to an 'afternoon tea' at a local ladies Almshouses so guess what my contribution will be!

8 Sep, 2010

 

I've made my second too, only half left:-(

9 Sep, 2010

 

Pam....will see about golden syrup (I'm guessing corn syrup is made from corn? I think it's a throwback memory to my life in Canada...lol..).

The ladies at the Almshouses will love your contribution. I've now eaten half of the plums I purchased so no plum cake for us quite yet!

9 Sep, 2010

 

you're a bit of a long way away for me to post you some!!, mine are sour plums-- I'm not fond of them-- but they make great cake, I've got a new plum tree this year which is supposed to be a dessert plum, its a golden gage but as they take a few years to settle it may be a year or two before we get a glut ! ;0))

9 Sep, 2010

 

Pam....I'm wondering if you think I'm still in Canada? I left my homeland in 1983 so feel 'almost' British now..lol

Lucky to have plums in your garden...glad they work for you in the cake too.

9 Sep, 2010

 

I can see now that you're on Merseyside-- nearer but still a long way to 'post a plum!'
I also saw that you only joined Goy last month-- hope you are enjoying being here-- amongst lots of other things being able to learn about gardens all over the world and not being suprised that you may be in canada when I've just been conversing with someone in the states! just amazing!

9 Sep, 2010

 

I've finished the second cake I made yesterday now, husband helped eat it. I've bought more plums;-)

9 Sep, 2010

 

Yes, the internet is wonderful....our son re-located to Canada last year and I have family and friends there so use it a lot to keep track of everyone :)

9 Sep, 2010

 

do you skype -- that must be wonderful for keeping intouch

9 Sep, 2010

 

yes, using the webcam as well, Pam. Lots of times we just type as we're both very fast typists (that's my son and I). I've just had a few minutes of type-talk with him before coming on here. He works online from home so I can catch him quite easily if he's not too busy.

9 Sep, 2010

 

its a wonderful way to keep in touch-- I've friends who sail in the summer and texting is an eas way of keeping in touch-- amazing!

10 Sep, 2010

 

I've just made the plum cake with maple flavoured syrup (ran out of golden) added walnuts too....delicious:-))

10 Sep, 2010

 

Ooh, I like the sound of the walnuts included. Must make a mental note to try that ! : o ))))

10 Sep, 2010

 

just made the one for the 'afternoon tea' tomorrow--- and by popular request another one for us!

10 Sep, 2010

 

I hope you realise Shirley, that, single handedly, you are responsible for us poor Goyers steady march towards obesity:-))

10 Sep, 2010

 

no, no Ba-- its one of your 5 aday!!---got to go -- the risotto's on fire!!

10 Sep, 2010

 

Laughing out loud at the last 2 comments - I accept all responsibility - LOL ! ! : o )))))))))))))))

10 Sep, 2010

 

Ooooh...BA....I like the idea of using maple syrup in place of the golden syrup...I will have to give that a try when I get a new supply of plums. Sounds really good!

10 Sep, 2010

 

Any ides for pears Shirley-- we've a williams pear loaded at the moment---- sweet & juicy but theres a limit to how many you can eat and they don't keep!
lovely in cinnamon crumble!

11 Sep, 2010

 

Send them to me Pam?? just an idea :-)) I'm going to make bread too after all the tips on hildadorissens lovely food pic. She often makes it without any form of fat...so I could eat loads of that:-))

11 Sep, 2010

 

where's that Ba? I've not met hildadorissen--- a fat free cake would suit me!

11 Sep, 2010

 

Actually it was bread Pam lol:-) but it looks gorgeous and the Italian salad, pictured with it, looks lovely too, although it's mainly mozarella cheese:-( Still, as there is no fat in the bread......:-)) Have a look at her latest pics (if I've spelt it right):-)

11 Sep, 2010

 

thanks Ba-- found it and it does look yummy!!--- do you think Goy is bad for the waistline or will the gardening keep us trim! Lol ;o))

11 Sep, 2010

 

Let's hope it balances out Pam. I'm nearly out of cake, bought more plums and golden syrup and sr flour, here I go again.....my daughter has almost finished off the lovely walnut plum sultana and maple syrup one. I'll definitely make that one again, but out of nuts and maple flavoured syrup:-))

11 Sep, 2010

 

well the plum cake went down very well at the 'afternoon tea' and I had two requests for the recipe so many thanks Shirley --- It will be a favorite every autumn now!!
I'm usually quite good not to eat much cake or even puddings But--- I can't resist this one!!

11 Sep, 2010

 

Pamg, not a fan of Pears so no recipes I'm sorry to say !

Ba, just how many Plum cakes have you made ? LOL ! !

11 Sep, 2010

 

This will be my fourth:-(

11 Sep, 2010

 

LOL ! ! Just as well the Plum season will soon be over then. : o ))))

11 Sep, 2010

 

Its plum gin 'himself' wants to make now!

12 Sep, 2010

 

Yeuk !

12 Sep, 2010

 

I'll give it a go Pam lol:-)

12 Sep, 2010

 

plum gin
wash & dry dark sour(ish) plums---( or sloes-- its really sloe gin)
pack into jars and pour in sugar ( to taste)
fill jar with gin
fit jar with tight lid and shake,
keep turning & shaking regularly until sugar dissolved
may take a few days--keep in the dark
now taste and if really sour add a bit of sugar and turn to dissolve then every so often give another couple of turns and taste if you wish---
this should be ready to drink at christmas
if there is any left after all the tastings!!!

12 Sep, 2010

 

Now about this plum cake.....I'm going to make it tonight and need to ask if I peel the plums as well as stone & chop them? I'm going to try using the maple syrup....sounds soooo good.

12 Sep, 2010

 

W'lass, no need to peel the Plums, enjoy the cake ! I am amazed at just how many Goyers have made this, who'd have thought it ? : o ))))))

12 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks, Shirley. I've got a large courgette from a friend's garden so will be making Zucchini loaf tomorrow...it's to die for....a bit like carrot cake but I don't ice it with cream cheese frosting (saving on calories....lol)

12 Sep, 2010

 

but its nice with the frosting.......

12 Sep, 2010

 

Zucchini loaf??

14 Sep, 2010

 

Yup....made from corgettes (zucchini). I'll pm you the recipe, BA. :) Just pm'd the recipe. Enjoy!

14 Sep, 2010

 

just made a pear & maple syrup cake almost the same as above but used maple syrup and put half in the tin first--- a bit like upsidedowncake ---its all sticky & gooey...

14 Sep, 2010

 

That sounds delicious Pam. I've just been out for groceries and bought more maple syrup (Canadian maple syrup, of course, being a Canadian myself...lol). I have to make another couple of plum cakes (one to gift to a friend and one for us)....addicted to them.

14 Sep, 2010

 

If I had to choose I'd go for the plum cake but I need to use some pears...

14 Sep, 2010

 

I'm going to send the bill to Shirleytulip when I need to buy new clothes...a size larger..;-) I bet you could use apple too when the plums run out, they would give that lovely little sharp hit like the plums:-)

15 Sep, 2010

 

LOL, Ba, no more cake for me for a month, need to get into a wedding outfit !

15 Sep, 2010

 

You'll have to show us the pics then...and we'll let you know if you can start on the cake again lol:-)

15 Sep, 2010

 

There won't be a' before and after ' set of photos ! !

15 Sep, 2010

 

Spoilsport:-(

16 Sep, 2010

 

this isn't about cake --- but teeth!
I've just found out that toothpaste contains a detergent! and if -- like me-- you are allergic to detergent then thats the cause of sore gums!!
I've just changed to try one without-- so difficult as most have it in-- it seems to be for the froth ---much better immediatly--- I had no idea!

16 Sep, 2010

 

yummy! that looks lovely, thanks shirley i shall be trying this one out ~ little trip to evesham for the plums?

2 Aug, 2011

 

Ah good ... you found it then! It's very 'moreish' as my Mum always says and doesn't stay around for long . . . . . . .

2 Aug, 2011

 

Perfect! Thank you

2 Aug, 2011

 

plum time again--- does'nt a year fly by.....x

5 Aug, 2011

 

Just what I thought when I saw the words 'Plum Cake' ... lol! . . . . . . .

5 Aug, 2011

 

as the plums are not quite ripe i've substituted strawberries, it smells lovely.....

6 Aug, 2011

 

oooh that sounds interesting pam, i bet gooseberries would work too!

6 Aug, 2011

 

Mmmmm, certainly works with strawbs, just thinking if you decreased the syrup you could add some white chocolate chips......

goosegogs and strawbs now thats another idea!

6 Aug, 2011

 

raspberries and white chocolate is excellent. there is a chocolate that has geranium in it!! nice scent!!

6 Aug, 2011

 

this is sounding good!

7 Aug, 2011

 

I reckon you can put any moist fruit in even tinned if you have nothing else...I have:-)

8 Aug, 2011

 

good point Ba its versatile and doesn't dry out!

8 Aug, 2011

 

Just come on to moan about how cold it is today:-)

9 Aug, 2011

 

bright, breezy & chilly here this morning!

9 Aug, 2011

 

oh no here is Ba again ~ do you know she is moaning on other blogs too!!

actually we have dark clouds here and its quite cool.

9 Aug, 2011

 

you feeling grumpy Ba?, maybe because it feels like autumn in what should be high summer......, have you seen the forecast for tomorrow ( don't panic Sticki its supposed to improve for the weekend!)

9 Aug, 2011

 

no its not pam ~sadly it has forecast rain for where i will be ~ can you all do a sun dance on saturday? please?

9 Aug, 2011

 

will do Sticki \;/ \;/ \;/

just looked at the forecast and it looks as if the rain is now friday night.... heres crossed fingers! XXXXX

10 Aug, 2011

 

I will dance and sing 'The sun has got his hat on ' for you,Sticki..just be glad you can't hear me ! Lol.

10 Aug, 2011

 

Not very nice here today either lol, but humid and dull...going to rain. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your son's *Wedding* Sticki..see I've decorated it even though you moaned at my moaning:-))))

10 Aug, 2011

 

Oh Bloomer...must you?:-)

10 Aug, 2011

 

oh thank you bloomer! im sure your singing is fine!!
thank you Ba ~ i didnt moan ~ i like your comments ~ they make me smile.
seems to be all systems go! off to hotel tomorrow; 100 flapjacks made and wrapped, 200 shortbread made and being wrapped, 100 gift tags made and tied on bags etc etc!!

10 Aug, 2011

 

you've been so busy Sticki but all worthwhile i'm sure xxx

10 Aug, 2011

 

hope so ~ it could be one of those things that you do ~ cos i was asked to do it and then everyone forgets to pick them up!!! anyone want a piece of shortbread??

10 Aug, 2011

 

\0/ Me me me me :-)

11 Aug, 2011

 

They are all wrapped up in the car

11 Aug, 2011

 

Have a lovely time:-)

11 Aug, 2011

 

Just seen your comment about my singing,Ba..you don't deserve a piece of shortbread..not even a crumb !! :o))))

11 Aug, 2011

 

There's enough to share - enjoy it with me!

11 Aug, 2011

 

You're very harsh Bloomer lol:-)

12 Aug, 2011

 

Well,I am from Yorkshire,Ba..we are well known for speaking our minds!Lol..go on then,you can have some..:o))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks:-))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Shirley thanks to Yorkshire I have just found your recipe. I'll make it for puidding tonight and let you know how I get on.
Sticki do you have a recipe for your flapjacks. My mother used to make these wonderful things we all called "hard tack" because that is what the lads who were stationed on Christmas Island with my brother named it. She used to make and send him a half tin at least once a month (grocers sold loose biscuits which came in metal tins, half size and one tin size when i was young). Our grocer supplied the boxes and all the ingredients which included Butter, Sugar, Flour, Cornflakes and coconut. There may have been other ingredients like condensed milk. The cornflakes were crushed and it was baked in a swiss roll tin and cut in fingers after it came out of the oven. The recipe came from an old Womens Rural Institute book which no one in the family inherited. Thank you if you can help.

13 Sep, 2011

 

Hope you enjoy it! :o)

13 Sep, 2011

 

i certainly have flapjack recipes ~ quite a few of them!

as to the 'hard tack' ~ is it basically a rocky road type of tray bake ~ with broken biscuits mixed in?? i remember the biscuits being sold in tins ~ mum used to buy the broken ones for us.

i also have a whole recipe book using condensed milk.

13 Sep, 2011

 

How about greengage recipes Sticki, an old gentleman on the allotments gave me a huge bag of them this morning, was quite worried when he said 'come with me Kathy', lol,he's 90 but has told me he'll buy the wine if I come for a party in his shed!!!, lol,have been eating a few I think they taste a bit like grapes but can't seem to find any recipes in my cookbooks except for jam and jelly, can you use them in place of plums?

13 Sep, 2011

 

i will have a look simbad but i think they are regarded as one of the very nice plums and really quite sweet, should make good jam;
otherwise plum crumble is always good and maybe plum fool?
will look and get back to you.

13 Sep, 2011

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/greengages

http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/greengage-jam-recipe-6942

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7667/greengage-and-vanilla-tart

found these if they are any help, but i will look in my books too.

13 Sep, 2011

 

I Googled 'Greengage recipes', Simbad and was surprised to find recipes for tarts, crumbles, jam, chutney etc. ... hope this helps! :o)

13 Sep, 2011

 

Posted at the same time, Sticki! :o)))

13 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki and Shirley :-) the jam seems really easy must give it a go, the crumble looks yummy too, youngest daughter loves crumble :-) thats if I can stop eating them, can't believe I've never tasted them,yummy, not something you often see.

13 Sep, 2011

 

snap shirley! its a wonder google doesnt crash!!

13 Sep, 2011

 

Indeed, Sticki! ... We find ourselves saying "Google it" quite often these days ... lol! :o)))

13 Sep, 2011

 

i expect its a verb in the dictionary!!

ok i have found almond and greengage crumble by nigel slater

1kg greengages
3-4tbs sugar ~ depending on how sweet the fruit is

120g plain flour
85g butter, cut into cubes
4 tbs caster sugar
4 tbs ground almonds

take the stones out of the greengages, put the sugar and fruit into a deep baking dish
whiz flour and butter in a food processor till it looks like fine crumbs, add sugar and almonds; tip onto the fruit and bake until fruit is bubbling and crumble is golden 180/gas 4 for 40 - 45 mins enough for all of us ~ oh i mean 4 - 6 people.

13 Sep, 2011

 

scotsgran here is one of the recipes i use for flapjack ~ its a bit different from the normal in that it uses half an egg which means it is a little softer than normal but i think it works

4 oz demerara sugar
4 oz butter
3 tbs golden syrup
7 oz oats [may have to add a bit more if very runny]
half tsp baking powder
half tsp salt
half egg

melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan, remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients
press into a shallow 8" square tin and bake 180/gas 4 for 20 - 30 minutes till golden and firm
remove from oven and leave in tin for 5 mins, then mark into squares and leave to cool; remove from tin when completely cool.

i sometimes add a handful of sultanas to this mix.

13 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks for that Sticki :-), I've got almonds in the cupboard so I'm going to do that for tea which is around 5 o'clock,lol ;-)

14 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you Sticki. I will make this one but Mums one definitely had crushed cornflakes and coconut in it. I cr it having egg but the melting method rings a bell. I might also make it with half c/flakes/half rolled oats. I can taste it. If I make double the quantity I could use half coconut and half flour instead of oats for the second lot. Gosh I really do not bake nowadays but I am getting quite excited at the thought of trying to reinvent a past favourite. Maybe once I start I will remember more. It may have had a thin water icing over it too. Time to get my siblings minds focussed on this.

14 Sep, 2011

 

scotsgran
actually the original version of the flapjack has 2 oz coconut and 6 oz oats but i took out the coconut, a friend of mine makes flapjack and sticks in all sorts with the oats ~ they taste great! you can even add some weetabix!!

14 Sep, 2011

 

Sticki...stop it! you ought to come with a health warning...too much deliciousness... what about my high cholesterol? :-)

14 Sep, 2011

 

i like that comment BA ~ anyone who knows me ~ and you do!! ~ will know i come with a health warning!!!

um, can you put low fat butter in the flapjack?? weetabix and oats are good for you.

14 Sep, 2011

 

Well the crumbles in, took 25 mins to destone the greengages why do they have to be so small, smells yummy though, right off to make some custard :-)

14 Sep, 2011

 

what time is tea simbad?

14 Sep, 2011

 

your cholesterol should be ok Ba-- 'oats is good'and thankfully I love porage-- and flapjacks !!

14 Sep, 2011

 

Ooops sorry Sticki tea was at 5, its all gone,and very nice it was too.

14 Sep, 2011

 

just so long as it was nice ~ thats what matters.

14 Sep, 2011

 

Delicious. 9.9 out of 10 from the OH. I asked why not 10 out of ten and he said nothing is perfect. It was easy to make. I baked it in 2 x 1lb loaf tins as there are only 2 of us. It is light and we had a slice with ice cream at 4.30pm when it came out of the oven, then we had another helping. After dinner, only one course because we were already stuffed, we had a slice with some butter on it. There is enough to keep till tomorrow to see if that improves it in any way.

16 Sep, 2011

 

I am pleased you enjoyed this recipe, Scotsgran, and I agree with your OH that nothing is perfect! ... We had a lovely apple crumble tonight ... apples picked from the tree yesterday ... :o)

16 Sep, 2011

 

I'll make it again Shirley. I make a similar cake to this using apples. I do not have many apples this year and my plums have been decimated by the wasps.

16 Sep, 2011

 

I have to say the friend who gave me the apples has had a very poor harvest from the two trees this year ... shame about the plums ... but some very happy wasps now! . . . .

16 Sep, 2011

 

Our garden has been turned from a south facing to an east facing garden by my new neighbours being allowed to build what we see as an eye sore. I am too upset to discuss it on here but our garden has benn decimated by this new building. I said at the planning committee that it would be an environmental disaster for us and it is far worse than my worst nightmare. Our fruit tees have suffered from too little sun, the flowers on one plum tree did not even open and of course the bees and wasps do not go on to flowers which are not in the sun. It is heart breaking but as OH says at least we are still alive.

16 Sep, 2011

 

I sympathise with you, Scotsgran, we live in 'bungalow land,' yet the one diagonally behind ours were granted planning permission to add another storey! ... So there are at least three gardens who now have little or no privacy ... :o(

17 Sep, 2011

 

Your cake matured beautifully overnight. The cinnamon flavour developed well. It tastes great as cut and come again cake.
Planners GRRRH!!!! We are listed which means we have to jump through hoops and ask permission to even change the paintwork outside and the next door neighbours can do anything they like.

17 Sep, 2011

 

Pleased the cake improved! ... How frustrating for you with the neighbours ... :o(

18 Sep, 2011

 

Time to ressurect this again Shirley , my Czar plum is groaning under the weight of fruit this year.....so glad I saved this blog 😊

2 Sep, 2014

 

Good grief Pam ... cannot believe it's four years since this recipe was posted ... having looked at the members who 'Liked' the blog I'm sad to see over a dozen of them are no longer commenting on GoY. Oh well, people come and go don't they? By the way, it's a grey and dismal day down here :o(

2 Sep, 2014

 

Oh just the opposite here....warm and sunny with hardly a breeze, makes a change!

I have made the cake with victoria plums they are really ripe, such a good year this year, no late frost.......its making the kitchen smell really nice mmmmm

some of the names I don't recognise but I know Bev (Floribunda) is still in contact with Pipc who is a beautiful young lady now down there in Oz, and Richard p is fine too it seems

2 Sep, 2014

 

You must have sent the sunshine down to us as it's beautiful now! I have just picked over 4lbs of grapes from our vine and made grape juice ... tasting session later.

I know Bonkersbon started up the ISpyaBird site ... I occasionally look in on it.

2 Sep, 2014

 

Ooh yummmm Shirley the cake is lovely as usual......

pleased I sent the sun in the right direction!

do you just strain the juice, we have so many apples I wonder about a juicer, do you have to add a preservative do you think.......

I didn't realise that about the bird site......

2 Sep, 2014

 

First time I have made the Grape juice Pam ... instructions were to mash them, after washing, with a potato masher, then simmer the Grapes and the juice for 10 minutes. It made one and three-quarter pints and tastes quite tart ... more like Blackcurrant to me!

Stevietheterrible may be posting a 'Juicing' blog before too long. :o)

2 Sep, 2014

 

I don't think that even Mary Berry has this sort of following Shirley!!

The cake looks truly delicious and I too will have a go!

185 comments now!

7 Aug, 2015

 

Ha ha, Chris! I cannot believe this was posted 5 years ago ... :o)

7 Aug, 2015

 

Is it plum time already.....so pleased this lovely cakes still going strong, its a favorite of mine and I don't like sour plums

i made it with strawberries one year I think 🍓

five years ago I didn't have these wee images to play with 🍰

8 Aug, 2015

 

Pam, we went to a PYO farm yesterday with granddaughter and picked Raspberries and Plums, had a great time too!

8 Aug, 2015

 

Gosh your plums are early, ours are still hard and green......
not many pyo here these days...

8 Aug, 2015

 

It must be the warm sunshine we're having down here ... another lovely day again today.

9 Aug, 2015

 

It is here too Shirley.....we did have some cold nights a couple of weeks ago.....our Hove friends cameup and needed the extra layers they always pack 😕

9 Aug, 2015

 

Well, I'm sure they will be enjoying the sunshine today, it's gorgeous down here! I have just read that some travellers set up camp on Hove Lawns, to the West of the King Alfred leisure centre. Cheeky so-and-so's! They have now been moved on by the Police .....

9 Aug, 2015

 

Oh they're everywhere.....here they keep living on a traffic island!!
The council built 3 travellers parks but they prefer the island, some were on holiday from France...!

9 Aug, 2015

 

Chris, don't do it, you'll be sorry, should be classified class A drug:-)

9 Aug, 2015

 

Hello Ba ... I had a feeling you might comment on here! Addicted to Plum cake ... ha ha ha!

10 Aug, 2015

 

Hi Ba.......yummy plummy time 😉

10 Aug, 2015

 

I haven't made one for some time Shirley, but you know what addicts are like, just the mention of one and I'm hooked again:-( hello Pam:-)

10 Aug, 2015

 

Hi Ba ☺ xxx

11 Aug, 2015

 

And another year on....lots of lovely victoria's this year off the young tree......
Thanks Shirley 😆

14 Sep, 2016

 

Pam, this recipe was posted in 2010, amazing!

Pleased you have lots of Plums this year, that makes 200 comments now! :o)))

14 Sep, 2016

 

Yes Shirley congratulations xxx
all those cakes 😄

19 Sep, 2016

 

Thanks Pam ... such a shame that so many of the old GoY members are no longer around. :o(

23 Sep, 2016

 

I know...I am still in close email contact with floribunda, neelan and bloomer sometimes too.....
Sad we don't hear from folk like BA, she was such fun xxx

24 Sep, 2016

 

That's good to hear you keep in touch with them ... I seem to recall BA had Carers coming in to help with her OH ... I do hope she returns to GoY one day ... :o)

24 Sep, 2016

 

So do I Shirley
It's lovely having e penfriends 😊

25 Sep, 2016

 

:o)))

26 Sep, 2016

 

Well I'm still around:-) my lovely husband is now in a care home. I will soon be back to erm .... normal? As there's only me now, I need to know if the evil plum cake freezes? I will start baking again soon I hope, already made a start on the garden, unable to do anything for days after as I overdid it and my back paid the price! He went into the home in March, takes a lot of getting used to. I do look in on Goy from time to time and have noticed the absence of many friends. Maybe we'll all get back to the madness this winter:-) x

27 Sep, 2016

 

Ba, lovely to see your avatar once more!

The Plum cake has never been frozen by me, why not freeze a slice and see how it tastes after de-frosting? The fruit mix may defrost a bit soggy, or may not! Not much help really am I?

So sorry to hear that OH has gone into care, I shall PM you later today :o)x

27 Sep, 2016

 

No help at all lol:-)

27 Sep, 2016

 

Nothing new there then ..........

27 Sep, 2016

 

Oh my dear BA......so pleased things are easier for you now although sad for you too xxx

I think quite a lot of us email these days but a few like Shirley and me do pop into Goy when we can......and especially when its plum cake time 😊
Just have the cake with custard if freezing gives it a soggy bottom 😆

27 Sep, 2016

 

I don't want it with a soggy bottom:-(. Hello Pam:-)

29 Sep, 2016

 

Hello love 😆

30 Sep, 2016

 

I made this recipe and baked it in individual ramekins. I got 10 individual puddings out of it. I have frozen and defrosted a couple in the microwave. I think they taste nicer when hot (warm). We ate them turned out of the ramekins with a blob of ice cream and some double cream drizzled over. There was no sticky bottoms. Our plum tree was in the low production phase (it is a biennial fruiter) so I will not be able to make more but we have decided to try it with apples. My trees were very good this year and I have had a bumper harvest from them. We loved the sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over the top before baking. It makes great muffins too. There was a question farther back asking about juicing apples. If you Google 'Apple Days 2016' you should find one near you. It is usual for the organisers to offer juicing and bottling of your own apples at these events. We are going to the BOG day at Hairstanes just north of Jedburgh next weekend 9th October and will try to attend one on 15th at Bellsquarry near Livingston. We had a great day out at Hill of Tarbet Mansion House yesterday. It is a NTS property near Cupar and they were holding their annual Plant sale. I got some autumn flowering crocus and some species tulips. I found a fat free banana loaf recipe which is very tasty. I tend to bake everything as muffins as we would eat the lot at one sitting but I can freeze at least half of them for treats later.

3 Oct, 2016

 

Hi Scotsgran......so many happy memories isn't it 😊

Sounds a lovely idea for puddings x

3 Oct, 2016

 

Thanks Scotsgran, so pleased I can go ahead without fear of the dreaded soggy bottom:-)

5 Oct, 2016

 

I watched the bakeoff the other night, not so much soggy bottoms but soggy mooses 🐮

7 Oct, 2016

 

Mooses indeed! Mousses, what a difficult challenge for those bakers.

Pam, I have only just got into watching 'Bake off' and now it's going to be a different TV channel minus Mary, Mel and Sue :o((

7 Oct, 2016

 

I know!....just greed by the production company

The beeb are saying mary mel and sue may make a show, no idea
Maybe Great British Cook Off 😆

9 Oct, 2016

 

I await with interest then Pam ... Did I mention that OH and our son went on a tour of The Amex? They both loved it!

11 Oct, 2016

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