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I need 101 things to make with plums!

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foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:31:34

we went to the PYO farm today. I remember last year telling myself 'next year don't let the children get carried away'. Of course, we went today, were having such a lovely time and when it came to paying, we had 4kg of plums shock (let alone everything else!)

the farmer was saying I should make plum jam but tbh, once I've bought the jars, got the sugar and got around to it, I might as well have bought a jar of plum jam grin

so can make an almond and plum cake

is plum ok in a crumble? can you do plum tarts?

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:31:50

or can you freeze them <hopeful>?

Habbibu Sat 08-Aug-09 19:36:01

Clafoutis - bloody gorgeous. Bake or grill with a drizzle of honey; lovely with ice cream or mascarpone. Ideas about freezing here. Plum tart also nice.

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:41:09

arrgh where did my post go

thanks for those links

have all the ingredients for clafoutis! yum! and it's lucky you linked to that freezing thing as i would never have known I had to peel and put them in a solution. Love the idea of bringing them out in winter!

Uriel Sat 08-Aug-09 19:41:57

Pickled plums?

Supposed to be nice with cold meat.

Uriel Sat 08-Aug-09 19:43:19

I've also done plum crumble before now. The kids loved it, made me feel sick! shock

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:45:52

mine have eaten no tea because they ate so much of what we picked on the way back hmm

yes, I can see why plum crumble might make you feel that way tbh

will google pickled plums...interesting concept. I wonder if you can make chutney with them (though not sure anyone would eat it!).

I have a feeling I might be sick of the sight of them in ooh about 24 hours lol

StinkyFart Sat 08-Aug-09 19:51:57

plum brandy

1 pint of spirit,
1lb plums (keep them whole but prick them all over with a pin)
8oz sugar. Some like to vary with demerara

Put all ingredients in to a wide mouthed container that can be sealed. ie kilner type jar.
Shake every day for 3 days.
Store in a dark place for 2 months, or longer - test it every few weeks. I keep mine in the garage.

Strain through muslin, bottle , seal and label.

Katymac Sat 08-Aug-09 19:52:55

Plum gin - won't be ready until Christmas

1 demijohn
1 bottle of cheap gin
1lb plums
1lb sugar

Combine & put a rubber bung in

Shake every day until the sugar dissolves

Then leave until christmas

Strain & bottle (don't use anything metal)

You WILL enjoy your plums at Christmas

Katymac Sat 08-Aug-09 19:53:47

snap wink

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:56:40

LOL you two

something alcoholic! Marvellous!

I shall definitely do those!

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:57:24

and enjoy the regular drinking testing wink

StinkyFart Sat 08-Aug-09 20:10:40

Oh that is the most fabulous x post EVER

heh heh heh

Katymac Sat 08-Aug-09 20:36:16

I might have a glass now actually

StinkyFart Sat 08-Aug-09 20:42:47

om nom nom Katy

I love it with cava, as a kind of bellini

how poncey is that


foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 21:04:07

lol at om nom nom

thingamajig Sat 08-Aug-09 21:29:30

Stew and freeze, then use to make crumble/eat with custard/yoghurt for the next x months

aendr Sun 09-Aug-09 09:59:19

Plum cobbler

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