I found this delicious recipe on the BBC Good Food website one evening whilst browsing looking for some inspiration! It reminds me of a Bakewell Tart style cake, but a lot more moist. It’s lovely on it’s own, or you could serve as a pudding with custard or cream. Mmmmm!
You will need :
250g butter (this must be very cold)
225g caster sugar
300g ground almonds
140g plain flour, plus 25g
2 eggs (large)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Approximately 6 plums stoned and cut into sixths
50g flaked almonds
1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan oven/Gas 34. Lightly grease and line a 20cm x 3-cm baking tin.
2. Put the butter, sugar and ground almonds into a food processor, then pulse until the mixture resembles very rough breadcrumbs. Spoon out half the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
3. Add 140g flour into the mixture in the processor and whizz until it just forms a dough. Tip into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Bake for 15-20minutes until golden. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes.
4. To make the filling, put the remaining butter, sugar and almond mixture back into the processor, saving a few teaspoons for the topping. Add the eggs and 25g flour, the cinnamon and baking powder and whizz to a soft batter. Spread over the cooled base.
5. Top with the plum pieces and a little sprinkling of caster sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes then sprinkle the remaining crumble mix and flaked almonds. Cook for another 20 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing.
I must admit we all dived in before it was completely cool and it was delicious!! Just about managed to get a photo before the it was devoured :) Hope you enjoy it.