This is most likely the only time you will get a recipe out of me.
Although I consider myself a good cook I really have not baked for about 15 years.
But the charming blackboard recipe at Eat Me Fruit and Vege, an independent grocer in Nelson, and the fact I was on holiday and very relaxed changed my mind. I thought I would give it a twirl.
Pacific Plum Cake was so good I made it 3 times ( well, I had to buy 1k of flour) I also made it with peaches.
La Table de Nana and The English Kitchen, the two excellent cooking blogs I read regularly, would be proud of me.
Recipe PACIFIC PLUM CAKE
2 cups ripe plums, cut into slices 4 eggs
150g butter ( softened) 1 cup caster sugar
2 cups shredded or desiccated coconut 2 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk ( 1/2 milk & 1/2 yogurt, yum)
In medium bowl, separate eggs & beat whites till they form soft peaks. In larger bowl, beat butter & caster sugar until creamy. Add yolks one at a time, beating between,then FOLD in coconut, flour, b/powder & the milk yogurt mixture.
FOLD in egg whites and carefully spoon mixture into a round spring form tin. gently plop plum slices evenly into the mixture around the tin.
Bake 1 1/4 hours at 150 or until knife dipped incomes out clean. Serve warm with yogurt and plum slices.
*** I found the oven temp a bit too low .....but we all know our own ovens.
Also great cold, lasts for a week, feeds at least 8.