Sunday, 26 August 2007
It's plum season... I have very fond memories of my childhood connected to plums. My grandma used to have a giant tree and we kids climbed it to pick some fruit. And find out which had worms. Ew. However, last week I bought some Sojadé Plum Yoghurt (Sojadé is a Frenech company... I can't really recommend the other flavours, but plum is ace!). Then a coworker brought a huge basket with plums from her garden. And since Sunday is baking day for me, I decided to give the traditional plum tart another try. I've tried various vegan recipes but they were all dry and crumbly. So I whipped up my own. The self-raising flour I bought at Cologne's English Shop yesterday helped a lot. It came out soft, not too sweet and lovely. Who said I suck at baking?
200g self-raising flour
50 g sugar
1 tbs soy flour
1 package vanilla sugar
3 tbs soy yoghurt (I used Sojade plum)
5 tbs oil (I use sunflower oil, my fave for everything)
about 100 ml water
400g plums, pitted and sliced
Mix all ingredients except the plums. It will make a gooey and sticky dough. Spread into your preferred baking form ( I <3 my heart-shaped sillicone baking form, but you could also spread it on a greased baking tray).
Cover with the plums, press them into the dough, but be gentle. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20 mins. Yum!
(Still, a wee bit of the heart broke when I flipped it over...)