I need 101 things to make with plums!
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?
foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:31
or can you freeze them ?
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.
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!
Uriel · 08/08/2009 19:41
Supposed to be nice with cold meat.
Uriel · 08/08/2009 19:43
I've also done plum crumble before now. The kids loved it, made me feel sick!
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
StinkyFart · 08/08/2009 19:51
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 · 08/08/2009 19:52
Plum gin - won't be ready until Christmas
1 bottle of cheap gin
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 · 08/08/2009 19:53
foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:56
LOL you two
something alcoholic! Marvellous!
I shall definitely do those!
foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 19:57
and enjoy the regular drinking testing
StinkyFart · 08/08/2009 20:10
Oh that is the most fabulous x post EVER
heh heh heh
Katymac · 08/08/2009 20:36
I might have a glass now actually
StinkyFart · 08/08/2009 20:42
om nom nom Katy
I love it with cava, as a kind of bellini
how poncey is that
foxinsocks · 08/08/2009 21:04
lol at om nom nom
thingamajig · 08/08/2009 21:29
Stew and freeze, then use to make crumble/eat with custard/yoghurt for the next x months
aendr · 09/08/2009 09:59
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