It is the time of year that my parents house is overloaded with plums. They only have two small plum trees but man, they produce a lot of plums! We have had plum jams and sauces and ice cream. And freezers full of plums of course.
So when I went home this past weekend I had to do some baking with them. We went out to visit my Nana and I made this Plum Krummeltorte to bring for afternoon tea.
It was super easy and super tasty. I based it off the krummeltorte recipe by The Destitute Gourmet. A krummeltorte is a German crumble cake (according to my friend Google) so eat this one with a plate.
PLUM KRUMMELTORTE (CRUMBLE CAKE)
~500g whole plums, pitted and chopped into small pieces
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp corn flour
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup sugar
100g butter, diced
Simmer plums, 2T sugar, water, and cornflour for 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then mix in corn flour thoroughly.
Place flour, baking powder, sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse until combined. Add in the eggs and pulse again. The mixture should be quite crumbly but presses together.
Press two thirds of the mix into a lined slice tin. Pour the stewed plums over, and finish by crumbling the remaining flour mixture over top.
Bake at 180°C for 35 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin.
Powder with icing sugar before serving.
And we of course finished the day with a couple of hours at the beach and a Tip Top ice cream.
xo Kirste Isabel