now plums are in season and, once again, there are vintage and heirloom varieties available. last week i started buying the red santa rosa and the green shiro varieties. they are both so amazingly sweet and delicious. i have been adding them to my smoothies, oatmeal, salads and just eating out of hand as snacks all day long.
two weeks ago, i had a impromptu pool party. i wanted to serve something not-too-sweet, but delicious for dessert. i had loads of plums and the ingredients to make this plum cobbler. it was a hit and, served with coconut milk vanilla ice cream, was perfect for a hot summer day.
most of the time i make my cobblers by topping lightly sweetened fruit with drops of biscuit batter and bake until the biscuits are golden brown and the fruit softened and bubbly. this time i adapted an old martha stewart recipe which calls for a cake type batter being spooned into the baking pan and then topping the batter with fruit. when you bake it the batter puffs up and covers most of the fruit....some still stays on top. really, really good!
1 c. almond flour
2 cups spelt flour
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon1 tbsp salt
1/2 lb vegan butter (or regular butter)
1 cup coconut milk (fresh, not canned)
2 large organic eggs
3 tbsp coconut rum (or regular rum, or just increase the coconut milk by 2 tbsp)
3 lbs plums (i like using a mixture of red and green) pitted and cut in half
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tbsp coconut sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon (meyer if possible)
preheat oven to 375 degrees. butter a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and set aside. in a medium sized bowl, whisk together the almond flour, spelt flour, 3/4 cup coconut sugar, baking powder cinnamon and salt. in a separate small bowl add the butter and melt in the microwave. whisk in the milk. when the butter mixture is lukewarm, add the eggs & rum and lemon juice; whisk all ingredients together until the eggs are incorporated into the mixture. pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk together until just mixed. pour into prepared baking dish.
add the plums to the now empty medium bowl. sprinkle the cornstarch, remaining coconut sugar and lemon juice over the plums and stir to mix. spoon plums evenly over batter in baking dish. place in oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown, the plums are bubbling and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
let sit for at least 20 minutes to allow filling to set. serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or cream. (we ice cream made with coconut milk and sweetened with agave. the so delicious brand is amazing)
summer fest. simply leave your plum tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below, and then go visit food network and do the same same. be sure to check out these delicious sounding recipes from the other participating bloggers:
Ingredients, Inc.: Pork, Plums and Rosemary Kabobs
Virtually Homemade: Grilled Plum Pizza With Goat Cheese Cooking Channel: Best Plum Dessert Recipes
BGSK: Grandma Esther's Plum and Walnut Cake
Delicious Lean: Plum Delicious Pork Chops
Daily*Dishin: Roasted Chicken With Plum Chili Salsa
Healthy Eats: 6 Ways to Cook With Plums
Thursday Night Dinner: Plum BBQ Chicken
From My Corner of Saratoga: Plum Upside Down Cake
Cooking With Elise: Vanilla Plum Tart
Sweet Life Bake: Plum Pineapple Margarita
And Love It Too: Plum Pickin' Pineapple Jam
FN Dish: Perfect Plum Recipes
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Plum cobbler sounds absolutely delicious. I should definitely try to make it this weekend. Your pictures look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Elena with http://www.happy-healthy-successful.com
Oh, Diane...that cobbler! : -) and I love the nutty flavor of almond flour!
thanks elena, i hope you do make the cobbler this weekend. enjoy and please let me know how it turns out...
thanks elise...i am having fun participating in summerfest with some of my favorite bloggers...like you :)
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