Monday, August 15, 2011
Yellow Plum Crumble Cake
We have two Mirabelle (yellow plum) trees at the very back of our backyard garden; and there's another one in our mountain garden. Thus, we have more than enough yellow plums this year.
Our guests are happy to bring home a basketful especially if they get to pick them themselves; the rest we deliver to our friends and neighbors around town. We don't want to see the plums go to waste, so we have to be creative in the kitchen again.
My first attempt to bake using the yellow plums is this crumble cake (I have already posted the Yellow Plum Cheesecake Recipe, I was not so sure if it's a good choice because it might be too sour for my girls' taste. But nope, it was a hit!
Ingredients for Yellow Plum Crumble Cake:
900 g flour
425 g sugar
1 small pack of vanilla sugar
600 g butter or margarine
around 400 g yellow plums
1 small pack of baking powder
100 ml milk
3 tbsp honey
some butter/margarine and flour for the cake pan
Put 450 g flour, 225 g sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, 1 egg and 250 g butter in a mixing bowl and use your hands to mix and create a crumbled mix. Set aside in a the ref.
Cut the yellow plums in half and remove the seeds. Put aside.
Put 350 g butter and 200 g sugar in a bowl, stir using a hand mixer until creamy. Add the rest of the eggs, one at a time. Then the 450 g flour and baking powder; plus milk and honey.
Heat the oven between 150 to 175 degrees depending on your oven.
Place the flour mixture on a greased and floured baking pan. Then top with the yellow plums. Add the crumble mixture.
Bake between 40-50 minutes.