So, the bakes for this week are either, tray bakes, tuile biscuits or a biscuit tower.
One of my husbands lovely customers gave use some home grown plums so I decided to make a
Spiced plum tray bake
200 grams of self raising flour
120 grams of sugar
110 grams of butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
Milk to thin the mixture (I used about 2 tablespoons)
7 small plums (skin off)
- Put on the oven to 180 degrees c / 350 degrees F / gas mark 4
- Line a baking tray around 30 cm x 20 cm
- Score the plums around the natural line and pop into a bowl with boiling water for a few minutes.
- Take plums out of water and peal the skin off and take the stone out, chop into rough pieces
- Mix the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and baking powder together in a bowl
- The mixture will be thick (because the plums have a lot of moisture you need a thick mixture)
- Add some milk of you think the mixture is too thick
- Put the mixture into the lined baking tray, covering the whole of the bottom of the tin
- Add the plums to the mixture, squishing them in
- Put into the oven for 25 - 30 mins
- When cooked, take out of the oven and cool.
- Cut into 16 pieces
The tray bake is a light, moist bake. The plums add some delicious fruitiness with a lovely hint of spice. Delicious.