Nana's Plum Cake1/2 stick of butter (2 Oz.)
1/2 cup sugar 1 egg, separated1 tsp. vanilla1 cup flour1 tsp. baking powderpinch of saltPrune plums
Sugar, butter-Melt butter, beat in sugar, then egg yolk, then vanilla.-Add flour, sifted with baking powder and salt.-Beat egg white until stiff. Fold it into the mixture.-Pat dough into a 9" or 10" greased pan.-Heat oven to 400 degrees.-Cut plums in half the log way (remove pits), and lay them close together all over the dough.-Sprinkle them with pretty much sugar.-Dot with butter-Bake for 20 minutes, or until center of cake starts looking like cake crumb when you look inside with a knife.This dough is good with all kinds of fruitCherries, peaches or apricots with almond flavor in the cakeBlueberries or apples with lemonI was recently making it with rhubarb, mixing little pieces with flour and sugar before putting them on top.Part brown sugar is good on the fruit, too.It's a very quick and easy cake to make.Love,Janie
Thursday, August 21, 2008
More on Plums
Elaine sent this plum cake recipe from her old friend. I haven't tried it, but it's another answer to Arny's request. And it makes the second instance of an Eastern European summer fruit cake today.