Fresh Plum Pudding

    Fresh Plum Pudding

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    If you're lucky enough to have a plum tree in your garden, harvest its bounty to make this scrumptious late-summer pudding.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • melted butter, for greasing
    • 300g plums, halved and stoned
    • scant 2/3 cup self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 100g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup caster sugar
    • 1/4 cup almond meal
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon low-fat milk
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons demerara or raw sugar

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly grease a 1.3 litre ovenproof dish, about 6cm deep.
    2. Put the plums in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water. Simmer gently for about 5 minutes until the plums soften a little. Using a slotted spoon, spoon into the ovenproof dish with 2 tablespoons of the cooking juice.
    3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the butter, sugar, almond meal, eggs and milk. Beat well for about 2 minutes until thoroughly blended.
    4. Spoon the sponge mixture over the plums and smooth it level with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle evenly with the demerara or raw sugar.
    5. Bake for 35–40 minutes, or until the sponge is well-risen and golden brown and will spring back when lightly pressed with your finger. Serve warm.

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