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#1 Ozquoll

Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:19 AM

A neighbour has given me a lovely bag of plums - maybe 1.5kg of them. We are not going to eat that many fresh, so hit me with some inspiration for turning them into plummy goodness, maybe of the cake variety πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„!

#2 seayork2002

Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:21 AM

Plum Crumble or plum and Frangipan tart?

#3 Ozquoll

Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:26 AM

Hmm, yes - have you got a trusted recipe you can link?

#4 seayork2002

Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:37 AM

not really I just cook the fruit till softish then mix butter, brown or caster sugar, flour and half a cup of oats put on top and bake in  the oven

Crumble is basically the only thing that turns out for me!

I think I use 1.5C cup flour, then guess the rest- it has never not turned out

so sadly not much help really lol!

#5 TinyGiraffe

Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:06 PM

If you like jam, plum jam is delicious!

#6 Chocolate Addict

Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:29 PM

Jam, can't go past jam. My mother is currently making massive pots. We have 2 plum trees. She has about 5 or more Kilo to turn into jam.

She gives it to her friends, I don't eat jam.

Once you have jam you can ripple it through cakes or ice cream.

#7 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:33 PM

plum tarte tatin? i don’t have a recipe as such, and they’re usually done with apples or pear, but you could do it with plums (google should yield many results) you would have to peel them though....and if they are very ripe it may not work....if you do it, i recommend Careme brand pre rolled puff pastry.

#8 ECsMum

Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:36 PM

Preserve them - can then be used for many things in the future.....

#9 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:47 PM

upside down plum cake

plums-on-top cake

#10 can'tstayaway

Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:00 PM

I adore plum jam but haven’t ever made it myself.

Here are a few ideas for other recipes

#11 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:10 PM

Oooh we have a huge crop of plums at the moment. Ive been giving the kids 2 each in their lunches, and mushing them up for baby food.

You can make stir fry sauce for pork, plum chilli relish, do them with crepes, put them in a salad with parmesan or fetta.  Jamie Oliver has a polish plum cake recipe.

Anyone know how to make polish plum spirits? :D

#12 Ozquoll

Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:15 PM

I know how to make Polish sour cherry liqueur πŸ˜€ God that stuff is good.

#13 hills mum bec

Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:16 PM

We have hundreds of plums on our tree at the moment.  I'm planning to make worcestershire sauce this weekend.  No need to pit the plums beforehand which is my kind of recipe.


#14 meohmy

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:33 PM

This is yum http://allrecipes.co...ar-topping.aspx

#15 Ozquoll

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:39 PM

View Posthills mum bec, on 18 February 2020 - 01:16 PM, said:

We have hundreds of plums on our tree at the moment.  I'm planning to make worcestershire sauce this weekend.  No need to pit the plums beforehand which is my kind of recipe.

I had no idea Worcestershire sauce was based on plums! Have bookmarked that recipe πŸ˜€.

I ended up making this one:

It's just come out of the oven πŸ˜‹...

#16 LadyGreyTea

Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:53 PM

Chinese style plum sauce that can go with stirfries, or as a marinade with meats, or to glaze roasts.

#17 Sancti-claws

Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:01 PM

My MIL loved cheap plums where possible to make knedle - https://www.chasingt...le-sa-sljivama/

Edited by Sancti-claws, 18 February 2020 - 10:03 PM.

#18 Ozquoll

Posted 19 February 2020 - 05:21 AM

I'm going to try that dumpling recipe! Love that it can be savoury, and uses up breadcrumbs, which I always have a lot of on hand.

#19 Sancti-claws

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:36 AM

I edited because the first recipe I found used a cube of sugar in each dumpling and no breadcrumbs - it wasn't Baka's knedle!!

Her children would actively search for cheap plums just so she would "have" to make knedle.

#20 overlytired

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:37 AM

View PostSancti-claws, on 18 February 2020 - 10:01 PM, said:

My MIL loved cheap plums where possible to make knedle - https://www.chasingt...le-sa-sljivama/

I was coming here to post the Hungarian equivalent:

Neither recipe mentions it, but it's best to take the pit out of the plum before cooking, and add a small quantity (1/2 tsp?) of sugar in the cavity. If you have leftover dough, roll it into a long thin (like your pinky) rope, cut into 2-3cm lengths and fry in the breadcrumbs.

So hungry now.

Edited for grammar.

Edited by overlytired, 19 February 2020 - 06:38 AM.

#21 crazy87

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:50 AM

This is super easy & delicious with cheese. Plum & Rosemary Jelly


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