Sunday, 23 October 2011

Emergency Plum Tart

Oh yes I'll bring dessert along, no problem...

Then I promptly forgot until about 5pm on the actual day. 



Thankfully, courtesy of my Mum, I have a freezer full of plums. There was some puff pastry in the fridge (bought as I haven't yet mastered the art or inclination to make puff pastry) So dessert would be plum & pastry based...

I rolled the pastry out.


I crimped the edges so that they stood up. I pricked the base.


I rummaged in the food cupboard & found a tin of ratafia biscuits that were mainly broken, I helped destroy them further with the end of the rolling pin. I added some nutmeg & cinnamon.


I sprinkled the crushed, spiced biscuits over the pastry base.


Anxiously looking at the time, I grabbed some frozen plum halves from the freezer (I put the bag inside another & bashed it on the patio a few times to loosen the halves)


Finally a sprinkle of yet more nutmeg, cinnamon & bit of brown sugar. (If there had been sliced almonds in the cupboard, I'd have sprinkled those too)


In the oven for about 15-20 minutes. The smell wafting through the house was wonderful. The plum juice had been absorbed by the crushed biscuits. The plum skins were slightly blistered & wrinkled. The pastry edges were golden brown. The only remaining challenge was to transport it to dinner without sneaking a taste first...


Not particularly thrifty (apart from the free plums, thanks Mum) but very, very tasty!

11 comments:

Annie said...

It certainly looks delicious! I love plum tart, emergency or otherwise :D

Sue said...

Genius! Love the use of the biscuits.

Karen S Booth said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous plums and great recipe idea.....LOVE this!
Karen

silverpebble said...

Ingenius! Oh though, I'd murder a slice of that.

Rachel said...

I can almost smell it wafting through the house... Yum!

backlanenotebook said...

I love it when the store cupboard provides everything needed for the spontaneous meal. I can smell the plums.

BadPenny said...

Yummy scrummy & brilliant in such a short space of time !

Angela said...

That beats Nigella Express hands down!

reginascottage said...

hi
your plum cake looks very delicious
blessings regina
reginassimplelife.blogspot.com

Calico Kate said...

Very yummy looking. Bet you make it again now :) And will be keeping broken amaretto biscuits especially for this!
CKx

litlove said...

That looks amazing, and a fantastic invention from a few ingredients!

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