Saturday, 6 January 2007

Fruit Gratin

MacMan stopped at the dairy (NZ speak for corner shop) the other day. Outside the shop two young boys were selling bags of fresh plums from a tree in their garden. The bags were being sold for $1 a bag, and MacMan said from what he could tell, all of the proceeds were being immediately used to buys sweeties from the dairy!
Tana Ramsay's Fruit Gratin Breakfast recipe called for plums, apricots or nectarines. So seemed ideal for the boys' plums!!

Fruit Gratin
Serves 6

Butter to grease dish
6 plums/apricots/nectarines
425ml milk
3 eggs
75g plain flour
50g sugar
50g ground almonds
1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven to 200C
  • Grease flan dish
  • Slice soft fruit in half, and remove stones. (I used plums, and used about 8).
  • Put the milk, sugar, eggs, flour, almonds and vanilla in the food processor and blitz for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour the liquid into the flan dish. Arrange the cut side down into the batter.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until batter is set. Serve immediately.
The dish turned out well, and it was nice to have something different for breakfast. If I make it again I'd probably use apricots or nectarines instead though, as the plums were a smidge tart.

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