Plum Cobbler

Plum Cobbler

Weekend Baking...

I've not done a food post for a while now - not because I've stopped cooking & baking but because I often remember to take pictures of the making part then am so hungry/anxious to taste the finished item once its cooked that I completely forget to take any more pictures. But this Sunday I had the camera out a lot so I managed to get some photos of my first attempt at a Plum Cobbler... 

...We are lucky to have several plum trees in the garden and although the children have been making their way through them, I noticed they were going over quite quickly. I asked the children and Rob to pick some good ones and said I would attempt to make a cobbler, I would usually make an oaty crumble with fruit from the garden but I felt like trying something different.

I found this Delia Smith recipe for Plum and Almond Buttermilk Cobbler which was very simple, I was worried that the buttermilk might make it a bit savoury but with the sugar & cinnamon sprinkled on top (and over the fruit) it was just right. The only thing I may try differently next time is peeling the skin from the plums as they were a little tart, although Rob likes that I prefer my puds a little sweeter! I also could not forgo the custard for Delia's suggested ice cream!

We ate it for tea in the newly painted summer house and enjoyed the last hours of the weekend in the garden before the madness that is Monday once again descended on us...





Looks like the floor approves of plum cobbler too!

We have lots of apples & blackberries also getting ripe in the garden so If anyone has any pudding suggestions I'd love to try some new recipes.

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (4)

  • Vicky Clifford

    Vicky Clifford

    10 September 2012 at 20:14 |
    Well done on the cobbler, it looks yummy. I love trying new recipes too and I would definitely say good call on the custard instead of the ice cream, some puddings just seem to cry out for custard don't they? I don't have any recipes for apples and blackberries, but if I find any i'll let you know. If you grow veg and are stuck for a pumpkin recipe I recently tried my hand at pumpkin pie for the first time, I was a bit worried about it at first, but actually it turned out really well.
    Good luck with the apples and blackberries.
    • Lululoves


      11 September 2012 at 08:28 |
      Thankyou! We only have a small veg patch so didn't grow pumpkins this year - but I may have to for next year as I'd love to have a go at a homemade pumpkin pie. I have a feeling the apples & blackberries will end up in a reliable crumble :) Em xx
  • Donna


    13 September 2012 at 11:05 |
    This looks delicious Em! Perfect for autumn. Can't go wrong with apple and blackberry crumble. Yum!
    • Lululoves


      14 September 2012 at 07:54 |
      Thanks Donna - yes I agree with you totally on the crumble front :)) Em x