Showing posts with label Plums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Plums. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Roasted Orchard Fruits...

This has to be one of the simplest and most impressive puds when you have large groups of friends or family to entertain.


Serves 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pears, about 550 g in total, halved, cores scooped out with a teaspoon
  • 6 plums, about 350 g (12 oz.) in total, halved, stoned
  • 225 g (8 oz.) blackberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces
  • 8 cloves
  • 2-3 star anise, depending on size
  • 1 orange, juice only
  • 50 g (2 oz.) butter, diced
  • 50g (2 oz.) light muscovado sugar


Method

  • Arrange the pears, plums and blackberries in a roasting tin.
  • Sprinkle with the cinnamon, cloves and star anise.
  • Spoon the orange juice over, dot with the butter then sprinkle with the sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 190°C (375°F) Gas Mark 5 for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Serve hot spooned into bowls and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or spoonful of crème fraiche, if liked.

Tip

  • Experiment with different fruits such as peaches and nectarines.

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Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries

Monday, 5 March 2012

Rice Pudding With Marsala Poached Plums....



Ingredients

For the rice pudding

  • 1 pack of Carnation Rice Pudding instant dessert mix
  • 275 ml semi-skimmed milk


For the plums

  • 150ml (¼pt) Marsala wine
  • 1tsp arrowroot mixed with 1 tsp water
  • 150ml (¼pt) water
  • 25g (1oz) caster sugar
  • 9 plums, halved and stoned
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4.
  • Mix together the Marsala, arrowroot, water and sugar.
  • Place the plums in a large ovenproof dish and pour over the Marsala mixture.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks and poach, uncovered, in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Turn the plums once during cooking.
  • Heat Carnation Rice Pudding instant mix with milk in the microwave or on the hob for 5 minutes, according to package instructions.
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Serve up a generous helping of rice pudding with the warm plums.


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Recipe and photo credit by- Carnation


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