Friday, September 30, 2011

Plum Streusel



I had a sweet lady give us a huge bag of plums a couple of days ago....so get ready for some plum posts!
I am dehydrating a few, making Plum Butter for Christmas presents {recipe coming tomorrow}, and made this Plum Streusel last night.
I have to tell you it was divine!
We ate it warm and plain, but it would be wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
 It makes a great breakfast the next day, too:).
The recipe comes from Mary Jane Butter's book, Mary Jane's Idea Book.
You should own it, if you don't all ready:).

Plum Streusel

1 large egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
40 small prune plums {I used a different variety}

TOPPING:
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBS. flour
3 TBS. butter, melted
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 TBS. Chinese Five Spice Powder {you can make your own~ mix equal parts ground ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom}
1/2 cup walnuts, broken into pieces {I used chopped almonds}

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9x9 pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream the egg, brown sugar, and butter. Add milk and stir to combine.

3. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt, and add to the creamed mixture. Set aside.

4. Mix together topping ingredients until crumbly and set aside.

5. Halve and pit the plums and put one layer in the bottom of the pan. Top with half the batter and half of the topping. Repeat.

6. Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown.

Yield: 9 servings

Enjoy!

~Julia

3 comments:

Cailan said...

You are the most amazing homemaker, Julia! How incredible do you feel having made all this beautiful food and having so much nicely stocked up in your pantry?! I can't even imagine how satisfying that would feel. You are an Inspiration - and the pictures are so Lovely.

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Jayme Goffin said...

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