Plums are among my most favorite fruits, and, as the season is now is at its’ peak, there are quite a few types of them to choose from. One type I especially like, is pluot, an extra juicy plump and sweet type, which is actually a cross between plum and apricot. Continue reading “Pluot Galette with Pistachios and Cashews”
Fruit cakes are high up on my favorite cakes list, and with summer fruits in abundance, it is only natural to bake them even more often.
This time, I used a combination of black plums, apricots and peaches, which I paired with freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, lemon zest and hard apple cider – to enhance the fruits’ flavors and aroma. Continue reading “Ginger-Lemon Summer Fruit Cake with Fruit Compote”
I came up with my yogurt squares recipe almost four years ago (original post can be found HERE), and since then it became one of my favorite go-to recipes.
Created as a lighter alternative for cheese cake, it is made with yogurt and cornstarch as the main ingredients, making it also gluten free. It is very easy to prepare and makes for a great dessert anytime. Continue reading “Yogurt Squares Variations with Fresh Fruits”
If you follow this blog for a while now, you’ve probably noticed my fondness for upside-down cakes. The combination of buttery, caramelized fruit layer, with the tasty cake on top, makes me want to bake it again and again. Continue reading “Upside Down Cake with Nectarines, Plums and Cherries”
With such abundance of juicy and tasty summer fruits, I had to use them in a cake as well. As it was hard to decide between using the ripe peach or the plums I’ve had, I’ve decided to opt for the “why choose?” solution, and made two cakes, using the same cake batter.
Plum season is almost over, but there are still enough plums to make this very easy and quick moist cake, in which the plums serve as the main ingredient in both forms – fresh and dried.
The fresh plum puree gives the cake its’ moist texture, while the prunes add their deep unique sweetness and color. The red wine adds another layer of flavor, and the moist “icing” gives an extra kick of sweetness.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy this combination once you’ll make the cake. Continue reading “Plums and Prunes Cake”
What to do if you buy beautiful plums that end up tasting disappointingly bland? Don’t throw them away! Instead, stew them with brown sugar and spices, to enhance their flavor. Continue reading “Stewed Spiced Plums and Plum Jelly”