Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Delicious hot plum dessert with a crisp



This recipe is perfect for those cold and uncomfortable sundays, when you just want to curl up on your sofa and enjoy a bit of heavenly sweetness.
It is actually inspired by the wonderful cinnamon oatmeal cookie recipe from „bite these goodies“ (which, by 
the way, an amazing source for easy, but tasty meals):

 http://bitethesegoodies.blogspot.de/2013/08/cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies-owsiane.html

I used this recipe as a basis to create something crispy to go with the smooth texture of the plums.
Please note, that the information on the ingredients is not very precise, since this was just an experiment and I did not expect it to turn out that well. So, you might have to try a bit around, too, but actually this whole process is quite easy.

But now on to the ingredients!



For the plum dessert (1 person, 2 servings):

- plums (I used about 15 damson plums)
- water (enough to nearly cover the plums in the pot)
- cinnamon and brown sugar according to your liking

crispy topping:

- oatmeal
- butter
- brown sugar
- a bit of flour
- cinnamon

We are going to start with the topping, because this is slightly more difficult, but in the end it does not matter, if you start with the dessert first.

1. Put some butter into a mixing bowl and whisk it with some brown sugar until it is nicely blended. Note: I used about 50-60 grams of butter.

2. Once butter and sugar are combined, dust it with some flour and add about half a teaspoon of cinnamon. => Mix again.

3. Now it is time to add the oatmeal, about 50 grams. The texture of the dough should be very grainy and thick and not as creamy as the actual cookie dough.

4. Finally, spread the dough as an even, not too thick line, on a baking sheet.
Bake it for ca. 13-15 minutes on 180°C. This is what it should look like when it comes out:


According to our oven it might take a bit longer or less, but when you take it out, the edges should have browned. Once the topping has cooled down it should be crispy and easy to break it into small pieces. 

Next the plum dessert:

1. First of all you have to cut the plums into quarters, before they go into the pot.
Then add some water until the plums almost entirely covered. Heat the stove in order to boil down the plums. Do not forget to stir it from time to time. You do not want it to stick to the bottom and burn.


2. Once this mixture starts to thicken, add some brown sugar and cinnamon according to your liking. The plums give the mix a slight sourness, while still being fruity and sweet.
Soon your whole kitchen is going to smell like christmas!
When the mixture is nice and thick, turn down the stove. 


3. Pour some of your dessert into a bowl and top it off with your oatmeal crisps.
Then there is nothing left to do, but enjoy this belly and heart warming, little dish.



I am truly sorry, that I am not very elaborate, when it comes to descibing recipes, but I hope, that this was at least enough to inspire you.
Also, I would like to thank „bite these goodies“ for the amazing cookie recipe. I made these cookies already three times and they never failed.
AND if my recipe is too confusing, you have to try at least the cinnamon oatmeal cookies!


That's an order! :)

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