I baked Todd a delicious Plum Pudding Cake with the last of the plums from our tree last week. It has taken me week to finally get to the point where I could post about it. Trust me when I say that wasn't because I didn't want to. Too many recipes, not enough time! Todd adores this tasty pudding cake. I like it too, although I can't really eat much more than a smidgen of it. Sigh . . .
The recipe comes from one of my cookery books written by Gary Rhodes. I think its called Keeping It Simple, but I am too lazy to go upstairs and look at the moment! One of the very first cookery books I got when I moved over here was one of his. I love his recipes. He was one of the first celebrity chefs I noticed on the television here. I always loved watching him cook because with him the food was the star.
With me the food is also the star. I like to cook food that tastes and looks good. I don't mind cooking things that are a bit faffy, but for the most part I like to save faffy for special occasions. Normally I prefer simple recipes and simple ingredients. But simple and tasty works for me every time.
For this pudding you cook the plums lightly in a saucepan prior to pouring them into a baking dish. A delicious cake batter then gets poured over top and the whole thing gets banged into the oven.
I think it is actually quite similar to an Eve's Pudding in that way, which is basically the same thing except you use apples. In any case this was the perfect way to use the remainder of the plums, and it went down a real treat with some cream poured over top.
*Baked Plum Pudding Cake*Serves 4 to 6
1/2 tsp vanilla extract2 to 4 TBS water
Oh, I do love Autumn . . . Bon Appetit!