Itâ€™s a pleasure to sink into a warm pud of orange-poached plums with crunchy, oaty topping.
This quick and easy clafoutis is a perfect way to use up plums when in season. The addition of ground almonds gives texture and flavour. A delicious French pud that's so easy to make!
A melt-in-the-mouth dessert that can be prepared ahead
My take on the traditional dessert - it fills the house with a gorgeous aroma of plums, lemon and vanilla. Use ripe plums or damsons when they're in season from end August through October.
The plum quantity is estimated, how much can fit depends on the size of the fruit and the size of your jars. This is lovely to make when plums are in season, and then have round during Christmas. You can get creative, using the plums to serve with ice cream, or even using the liquid to make festive cocktails.
En papillote is a method of cooking food in the oven in parcels of paper, thus sealing in all the delicious juices. It is important to use baking parchment for the parcels as its coating is more moistureproof than greaseproof paper. When the parcels are opened for serving, a wonderful spicy perfume is released.