This month we took inspiration from Bintu Hardy of Recipes from a Pantry. We gave her the challenge of coming up with a recipe using this months seasonal ingredient the Plum!
Take it away Bintu...
"Plum season is handily tucked between strawberries in June and apples in September. They come in so many varieties and colours, from the small, yellow greengages to the big, purple juicy Victoria plums. One of the nicest things is being able to lean out of a bedroom window and pick a plum from the tree trained up the house, without even having to get up."
They can be eaten straight from the tree, but are also very good cooked, whether in jam, pies, in puddings or even dried and added to stews. But for something a little bit different they work very well in is this almond, orange and plum cake which is just bursting with summer flavours.
Better still, it is simple and quick to make and you don’t need a mixer. It is easy to add more plums or other flavourings to taste. Plus any leftover cake can be simply frozen for another day - ready for when unexpected guests pop in.