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cooking mini plum pie

July 28, 2013

Plums are in season!

The imported ones, the deep purple, shiny round ones aren’t all that to eat, but great for cooking as they hold their shape and become sweeter and more plummy.

plums drawn

I had leftover pastry in the fridge, so came up with a 5-minute pie. Pretty self explanatory; half a plum, wrapped in pastry, sprinkled with sugar and that’s it, maybe cinnamon if you have it.

You can easily use shop bought pastry here, ‘saxbys dessert pastry’ is the best, I’m not sure if they do it anymore as I haven’t seen it in ages.

Or for homemade just mix 90g of softened butter with a pinch of sugar and salt. Add 180g of plain flour, 2 egg yolks and 3 tbsp of cold water. Mix until you have a sand-like mix, then bring it together with your hands. Clingfilm and leave in the fridge for an hour, then you’re good to go. When ready to bake, simply make a small ball of pastry, roll it out and mould it around the halved plum (this is oddly enjoyable). About 15 mins in a 180C/350F/gas5 oven should do it.




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