Friday, March 30, 2007

Gâteau aux prunes

When it’s plum season, and plums are all the fruit you want to buy, eating them fresh from the basket is just wonderful. But as time goes by and you are still buying all the types of plums in the same quantities, you start getting bored of it. So, to turn those plums into an amazing dessert, all you have to do is a ‘Plum cake’. =)

To make the Plum Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• Plums (about 4 large)
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 7 Tbsp butter, room temperature
• 2 large eggs
• 1.5 tsp baking powder
• 1/3 cup whole milk
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and ground cardamom. Keep
Put the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and work until lighter, about 3 to 4 mins.

Add the eggs, one after the other, making sure to mix well between each.

Add 1/3 of th dry ingredients. Mix well and add half of the milk and the vanilla extract. Mix until all the liquid is absorbed. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients again, mix and then add the rest of the milk. Finish with the last third of the dry ingredients.

Grease a mold and sprinkle it with flour (or use individual molds). Fill 3/4 full.
Wash your plums and slice them. Place them on top of the batter, pushing down on them gently.

Preheat your oven at 350 F and cook for about 40 to 50, Check regularly. Remove from the oven and wait for a few mins before taking it out of the pan.

Serve warm, and sprinkle with icing sugar.


STRaWBeRRy said...

amazing amazing amazing amazing ...
i really need one to be delivered to my house ASAP .. plz ..

Anonymous said...

im loving your food blog...and can't resist the music.. may i know who is the artist and the songs name?


Mai said...

Anonymous: Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm glad you liked it. May this be one of your many visits! ;-)

The song is called 'Sympathique' by Pink Martini.

Strawberry: why don't you try making it yourself first? And tell me how it turns out. =)

Lamya said...

Hi Mai,

I would like to congratulate you on your blog. It is about sharing and learning and thats the best!
Will definatly try that chocolate cake, until I get the rest of the ingredients.And the plum cake, wow something new, and I never thought of it, the batter looks very good and so after being backed.
We hope to see more!
Definatly will always come here.

STRaWBeRRy said...

well i cant try doin it ! u know y , am not allowed near the kitchen .. so am gona be waiting for the one your gona send me ... :D

Anonymous said...

plz do put arabic recepies..we want traditional things like 5emeer and m7alla and gr9 mafrook...plz plz plz..