I hope you are all well.. It is seeming to be a wonderful start to the morning here in San Francisco.. The sun is shinning and no real wind, just a slight breeze here and there..YAY! <((*_*))>
was printed in the New York Times for many years repeatedly from what I understand back in the 80's..
Many of the readers made many variations of it. So I used one of the suggestions for mine and
I truly enjoyed it. And apparently I wasn't the only one cause is disappeared quickly... <((*_*))>
Here is mine just before going in the oven.. I also dotted it a bit w/ butter
So Here Is The Recipe for You... So simple but tasty perfect for teatime...
PLUM TART / CAKEIngredients:
3/4 cups of sugar. (I used brown sugar)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for a bit of dotting on topping
1 cup of flour unbleached sifted ( I used this mixture, 1/3 cup corn meal and 2/3 cup flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
24 halves Purple Plums. ( it's not necessary I used Three Large Purple Plums halfed, quartered, then halved each of those.)
I believe you can pretty much use whatever fruit you have.
Sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and I also used broken Walnuts
I mixed brown sugar and walnuts to sprinle on top.
1. Heat oven to 350. Degree's
2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together till well mixed and fluffy. Add the sifted flour baking powder pinch of salt and slightly beaten eggs. Mix well.
3. Spoon the batter into a spring form 8,9,10 inches ( as you can see I used my Temptation pie dish )
place the plums down over the batter however you wish. Sprinkle them lightly with lemon juice then
sugar. I used the br. Sugar and walnuts mixed together after sprinkling with lemon juice and then a ever so lightly dust of cinnamon, that is optional to you. Dotted with butter.
4. Bake for one hour. Myself I should have took it out at 50 minutes. So check around 50 minutes because you know each oven is different.
You can serve sightly warm if desired. Or cooled with whip cream. Refrigerate or freeze. To serve tart that was frozen defrost and heat @ 300 briefly.
I hope you try this for teatime... I enjoyed it... With my Vanilla Chamomile tea...
Fresh whipping cream, heavy whipping cream with a bit of powdered sugar... Beat till stiff..