Plum season

Last night I ended up making a second thing from A Treasury of New Zealand Baking – for dessert, plum cake with spicy plum sauce. This involved a trek to get the plums first (with the niece egging The Mister on to check if the electric fence was going with a blade of grass (which he did! (it wasn’t))).

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Then The Mister kindly cut and removed stones from 1.5kgs of them. Bit of a palaver making the sauce, picking out cloves, cinnamon stick and vanilla pod, sieving it, reheating and it remained very runny but tasted SO good and soaked into the very buttery cake.

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And behind every good photo is a photographers assistant, if you’re wondering how the book was staying upright in that last photo, here’s what was going on behind the scenes!

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So that’s 2 for 2 that ended up looking pretty much like the picture in the book! And all made from the cupboard and our own harvesting – didn’t go anywhere near a supermarket!

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