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I need 101 things to make with plums!
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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:31

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 (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

so can make an almond and plum cake

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

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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:31

or can you freeze them ?

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Habbibu · 08/08/2009 19:36

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.

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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:41

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!

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Uriel · 08/08/2009 19:41

Pickled plums?

Supposed to be nice with cold meat.

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Uriel · 08/08/2009 19:43

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

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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:45

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

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

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StinkyFart · 08/08/2009 19:51

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.

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Katymac · 08/08/2009 19:52

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

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Katymac · 08/08/2009 19:53

snap

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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:56

LOL you two

something alcoholic! Marvellous!

I shall definitely do those!

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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:57

and enjoy the regular drinking testing

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StinkyFart · 08/08/2009 20:10

Oh that is the most fabulous x post EVER

heh heh heh

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Katymac · 08/08/2009 20:36

I might have a glass now actually

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StinkyFart · 08/08/2009 20:42

om nom nom Katy

I love it with cava, as a kind of bellini

how poncey is that

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foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 21:04

lol at om nom nom

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thingamajig · 08/08/2009 21:29

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

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aendr · 09/08/2009 09:59

Plum cobbler

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